I was helping my son with his homework. Yes, that’s what I said. I…was…helping…with…homework. I don’t remember Mr. D going on a trip out of the country but clearly that is the only way I would have been approached about homework. This homework was about health and nutrition, specifically nutrition. So feeling the pressure of the once-every-twenty-two-months-question about homework I wanted to ensure I gave the correct answer. The question was regarding food groups and since the big wigs have been messing with that whole food pyramid nutrition/needed stuff lately I wanted to make sure I knew my fruits and veggies. I googled ‘food groups’. It was a good thing I did because the answer I got was:
2. Chili powder
4. Potato Chips
Now I grew up in a small town in the midwest just outside of Chicago. We were often a little behind the fashion, a little behind on the latest haircut, that sorta thing. It seems we were even behind on nutrition! They were selling us whole grains, vegetables, fruit and protein. Ha!
Even though this list was on the internet and everyone knows that everything on the internet is true, I was suspicious and resorted to his workbook.
I decided to ponder the food groups and how wronged I was growing up and I do my best pondering baking. I saw this cupcake on my favorite confessionsofacookbookqueen.com.
Snickerdoodle cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
I don’t always include the recipes – let me know if that’s something you’re interested in or heck, send me any suggestions to improve! Thanks!