Monday, April 13, 2009

WHITE HOUSE LOVIN'


I would like to say right here, on the record, that yesterday, Monday April 13, 2009, will go down in history as one of the best days of my life. I was fortunate
enough to be part of The White House Easter Egg Roll, doing a healthy-food cooking demo for kids, an endeavor I originally thought was "pretty cool," but hardly realized how AWESOME it was going to be.

For one, I figured I'd maybe get a glimpse of Obama, just a glimpse. Instead, I was within feet of the First Family as they greeted the thousands of guests to their lawn and kicked off the Easter Egg Roll. It was actually one of the coolest experiences, I mean they were just so warm, nice, funny. At one point, the mic wasn't working and Prez Obama started talking into the bunny's ear, using it as a mic, I mean the kids we're loving that! When Fergie sang The Star Spangled banner standing in the middle of them, it sent shivers down my spine. Sasha and Malia are absolute gems. I don't care if I sound over-the-top, I'm totally nuts over this family!



My cooking demo, if I may say so myself, went amazing. What a great idea to incorporate healthy cooking tips during the day so people can take some practical tips home with them on how to cook for their family. The kids weren't all that interested in my theories on avocados- and who could blame them. After all, I might be Spike, but they longed for The Easter Bunny! The best part was the helpers I got to come on stage and cook with me - classic funny kids moments. We made turkey burgers, recipe from the restaurant, and I think the kids loved mushing up avocado and playing (making patties) with the ground turkey. At one demo I had two kids who considered themselves "pros" and I was thinking of signing them up for the restaurant, if only they were older than eight!

Throughout the day Fergie-Ferg-Fergalicious was performing at the other end of the
lawn, Art Smith was kickin' around, Ziggy Marley was making the rounds - it was a huge honor being in such good company. Definitely a major PINCH ME day.

Now, back to reality where I'm flipping Obama burgers instead of possibly high-fiveing with the man himself. Oh, have I mentioned how much I like him?

Lovn' the White House,
Spike

44 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the big day at the big house!! This is Mike (Photographer on Wednesday) I posted the images I took at Good Stuff Eatery on my blog today. Thanks for the pic.

    http://mpalmerphotography.blogspot.com/2009/04/lunch-at-good-stuff-eatery.html

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  2. congrats on your success in dc! here is a link to my blog about our meal at goodstuff yesterday:

    http://crumbsonmyface.blogspot.com/2009/04/spike.html

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  3. Wow, ridiculously cool.
    I've been reading a lot of reviews of Good Stuff Eatery as well as your blog and I have to say, I'll be making a trip out to DC because toasted marshmallow shakes sound absolutely AMAZING.

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