Let me start by saying I’m sorry this is posting so late, butt when you see what I’ve been dealin’ with this morning, I think you’ll understand.
Since it’s considered a holiday around here, I was just relaxing with my morning mug of Sumatra extra dark roast (Oink!) while checking out our worship sites on the intertubes. And blam! There it was: the 2011 Report to Congress on White House Staff. My initial reaction was “why didn’t I receive a copy of this,” followed by “where in-the- h-e-double-hockey-sticks am I”?!?
Go ahead, take a look for yourself - I’m not there. And neither is Sam Kass; the busiest (and only-est) man in “food policy” and the leading spokesman for Lady M’s “Let’s MOve” campaign.
In addition to his “Let’s MOve” responsibilities Sammy, as you may recall, is a man of many jobs including coordinating the efforts of our organic honey producers:
Butt back to my original point, Sammy and I don’t show up as paid members of the Big White staff. Unbelievable. Go ahead, check it out for yourself.
I think they’re buying it, aren’t they?
Well, the ones who are still awake any way.
We didn’t have too much time to “hang wid da troops” because we need to raise a billion dollars before our economic policies kick into high gear, so we went to our third fundraiser of the day at a really cool aquarium. Even though it cost $5,000 per plate (and nobody bought a second plate), everybody seemed to have a good time. Well, except some of the paparazzi, like Molly Walsh, who were disappointed that they didn’t get direct access to Lady M and were kept at bay by “handlers.” Molls for example, got stuck behind the spiny-soft-shell turtle tank. I thought it was a great spot, butt you can’t make everybody happy.
Roasted tomato and Maytag Blue cheese on crispy polenta roundsGriddle scallops with sweet chili sauce and crème fraiche crouteOrange scented goat cheese, house pickled beets and Digger's Mirth (!) arugula on a crostiniBLT salad in toast cups.
Carnivore option: seared beef tenderloin with roasted shrimp and shaved radishes with herbed bulgur salad and arugula béarnaise sauce;
Or the yummy vegetarian option, falafel pancake topped with roasted vegetable Napoleon and fresh tomato-basil salsa.
All accompanied by rolls from the O'Bread (this was special!) bakery at Shelburne Farms and Vermont Butter and Cheese company cultured butter.
And for dessert, lime coconut macaroon bars, strawberry lemon bars and chocolate chip cookies.
It’s a good thing the food was good, because TOTUS-TOO confirmed that it wasn’t just me: Lady M did give the exact same speech at all 3 of the DNC organized fundraisers. Butt it was good value for the Burlington Aquarian crowd, because I think the Bostonians paid a whole lot more than $5000 a plate to hear the same speech. Although they did get to hear it first. So that’s special.