Skip to comments.Turkey, mac and cheese: Michelle reveals she's throwing out 'Let's Move' campaign to give her fam
Posted on 12/23/2012 1:04:14 PM PST by ColdOne
full title...Turkey, mac and cheese: Michelle reveals she's throwing out 'Let's Move' campaign to give her family a good stuffing on Christmas Day
Michelle Obama put her campaign to end childhood obesity on hold as she helped cook up some turkey, stuffing and mac and cheese.
The First Lady dubbed herself hostess in chief as she welcomed the country into her familys home for the holidays.
This is the time when I throw Let's Move out the window for a moment, and get that mac and cheese. Everybody deserves their mac and cheese, she told The Today Show this week.
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Must be a ‘black’ thing as I have never heard of Mac and cheese with Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Well isn’t she “special! Throwing her “Let’s move” out the window,much like her hubby who’s throwing our freedom out the window.Please stay in Hawaii and Shut Up!!
You don’t expect the “Ruling Family” or Elites to follow the same rules they set for the little people do you?
She means “government mac and cheese” of course.
My kids wold have starved to death in college if it wasn’t for macaroni and cheese.
That caboose doesn’t come from arugula.
I believe her idea of ‘help’ is to scrape a full plate into her mouth.
Seems I remember they brought their chef from Il with them. Dat gurl don’t cook.
And mac and cheese on Christmas?
I know who Christie is spending Christmas with.
“...must be a black thing as I have never heard of mac and cheese...”
We have it at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Perhaps it is more of a Southern thing? Either way, we have it each year (not the box type but the homemade type).
Hey, Michelle. Get stuffed!
No. Bloomberg has not seen fit to prohibit the consumption of 40oz bottles of malt liquor in New York.
Just as Barack banned all flavored tobacco except Menthol.
Some animals are more equal than others.
A minute on the lips is a lifetime on the hips. And by the looks of things, Shelly has had lots of minutes...
They don’t celebrate Christmas do they?
Just the eating to excess part. Moochelle has to eat at least 6-12 times a day to keep that figure.
ditto though we’re in the midwest. I think it’s more family recipe related than anything - can’t stand the sweet potatoes with marshmellow myself for instance.
My in-laws are Southern, college educated, professional, high income, conservatives, faithful Christians and classy. A Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner without mac-n-cheese would be incomplete. Before you start mocking people on their class maybe you should learn about Southern traditions.
I don’t care for the marshmallow and sweet potatoes either. Looking forward to some cream peas and potatoes though.
I dont care for the marshmallow and sweet potatoes either. Looking forward to some cream peas and potatoes though.
Did we have the same mother? Gak...my mother made this atrocious sweet potato thing w/ marshmallows all melted on top. No one...no one but my mother ate that sweet goop. Dear mom also was the only one who ate the cranberry jelly that came out of a can. It was my job to cut it up. Which was like the most ridiculous part...as no one but her ate it.
Year later...and I mean years and years...I had fresh cranberries and fell in love. MMMM. Then a few years back someone introduced me to roasted sweet potatoes, coated w/ olive oil,kosher salt and a bit of cumin sprinkled on top. Love that too.
My Christmas ‘thing’ is a very fattening potato dish I make w/ gruyere cheese, heavy cream, onions, butter, garlic and thinly sliced potatoes. Oh my word...divine. And goes nicely with the prime rib the Mr prepares in the smoker. But...Christmas splurges, food, sweets and egg nog drinks, require me to spend a good deal of time on the treadmill. I am NOT going to go into January 5 lbs heavier.
That lardass’ butt has its own zipcode!
We’re doing the homemade Mac ‘n Cheese tonight. Tomorrow night is a crab feast and Christmas day will be turkey and ham.
Wookie, Malaysia & Saskatchewan at the trough!
I think you may be right. Yesterday I was watching Fox and Friends and that guy from “dadgumgood” was on there cookin’ up fried mac and cheese balls.
Made me hungry. I would eat them anytime of the year.
I bet ole Moochelle would too. They sure looked decadent...and mighty good. LOL
Oh, it is.
“A Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner without mac-n-cheese would be incomplete. Before you start mocking people on their class maybe you should learn about Southern traditions.”
I was headed in that direction until reading your post.
These folks have to be either yankees or city/suburbanites who don’t have a country bone in their bodies.
You haven’t had macaroni and cheese done right. Family recipes vary but they all involve three cheeses and baking in a casserole dish. Sharp cheddar, white cheddar and the third varies. I’ve had it made with pepperjack before. Browned on top, served by the slice like lasagna. It’s awesome. Every Thanksgivng and Christmas, it’s a well-loved side dish in the south.
cookin up fried mac and cheese balls
dang that sounds fabulous. I’m going to have to try to figure out how to make those. Maybe for a play off Sunday appetizer.
We have to make up excuses in my house to eat fried stuff. We think of fried as the exception...kinda like dessert.
Nothing wrong with extra carbs. LOL! Plus, it reheats well the next day.
You can probably get the recipe on the FOX website. They usually have those available after there is a segment on the shows.
Shhhh.... I don’t like sweet potatoes with marshmallow either. I did try a recipe with mashed sweet potatoes and on top was roasted pecans. It wasn’t bad but I think I am the only one that ate it. Everyone eats homemade macaroni and cheese.. the cheesier, the better! Merry Christmas, Reed!
“My in-laws are Southern, college educated, professional, high income, conservatives, faithful Christians and classy. A Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner without mac-n-cheese would be incomplete. Before you start mocking people on their class maybe you should learn about Southern traditions.”
Thank you Abbeville. In fact, true Southerners consider mac & cheese a vegetable and it is served on holidays and most other times as well.
If you google mac and cheese and Christmas (I just did) Condoleesa Rice and a black woman interviewer said it was a black tradition.
Honey, I am from the Deep South. I was born and raised in Louisiana and have never resided above the Mason -Dixon Line. Maybe some families do have macaroni and cheese on the Lord’s Birthday, but we have never nor do we know anyone who has. And we are college educated, Christian, Raised Right and Old Money so don’t come down here pointing fingers. You are not one of us so don’t come down here spouting off like you are and can sit in judgement- being married into it doesn’t count.
And we are classy as well, but we don’t speak of it. It is just understood among others who are.
Gack. Between despising macaroni and cheese and putting maple syrup on grits, it’s only a matter of time until they send me back to Missouri in sackcloth and ashes ... and then there goes North Carolina’s new conservative majority ...
I’m drinking a pomegranate wine from Pine Level, NC, wherever the heck that is. Tom picked it out at Total Wine and then didn’t like it very much.
Pomegranate wine sounds sort of womynish. Probably pairs well with tofu, lol.
Too sweet for tofu. Even too sweet for pretzel sticks. But it was open. We got a nice red, Cabernet Franc, from another NC vineyard. We’ll probably drink it with the ham on Christmas night.
Biltmore does a decent vaguely spicy holiday red wine that isn’t too sweet. Wouldn’t exactly call it dry either, though. Cardinal’s Crest? Not sure but I remember liking it at the time, years ago, not too pricey.
Biltmore wines cost too much, unless it’s their non-varietal “red” or “white” on markdown.
Now that ‘THEY’ are reelected, things areagonna change.
No more trudging in that phony garden-pretending to get my Gucci’s muddy, no more diet, just keep practicing the fiddle (him) and the Let ‘em eat cake (her) routines.
Retails for $11.99, went and looked it up. Seems to have come up in the world as far as awards, it wasn’t really all that noted back when I tried it, just sounded nice for a Christmas dinner with friends so we bought several bottles and it worked out. The wine snobs weren’t offended by it and the noobs enjoyed it as well, lol. Hard to please both.
The really noteworthy wines from Biltmore would be expensive and some are hard to find. The Temparanillo is very well regarded, then there’s their Antler Hill label that is California rather than NC, some very nice highly rated ones there, but they’re pushing $50.00.
Was that what you served for Christmas dinner?
Must be a Chicago black thing.I’ve asked blacks I know here in TN about that recently and not one said it was on the menu. Chitlins yes, man and cheese no. Many of my white friends do the chitlins also
I get your point about the home made type of mac and cheese. I’ve lived my entire life in the south (TN, TX, LA) I’ve never once seen mac and cheese at Thanksgiving or Christmas. I’ve seen duck, coon, chitlins and any number of unusual dishes. But never mac and cheese. How much more starch does one need on top of mashed potatoes and dressing and rolls?
Around here it’s more cheese than starch and the dressing has oysters in it so it’s not necessarily starchy either.
To each their own.There will be several cooking and bringing side dishes to our Christmas dinner Tuesday. There might be more than one green bean casserole, but I don’t expect any mac and cheese. If there is I’ll report back for some crow
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