Cakes vs Biscuits

Swiss roll cake vs chocolate chip walnut cookies. Which one is more of the junkie, in your opinion?

To my soon-to-be 11-year old, she tells me that cake is not categorized as junk food but cookies and biscuits are. Apparently, her teacher told the class that cakes can be brought to the children’s day party tomorrow but for biscuits… preferably not! What??! Aren’t cakes and biscuits almost the same? They are cousins and composed of almost the same ingredients, isn’t it? *scratch head*!!

The class has been told to bring such preferred sustaining food as noodles, spaghetti, fried nuggets, fried chicken, sausages and pizzas. But I ain’t going to wake up at 4am to cook such food nor drive to the school to deliver the food. You can call me lazy but time is just not on my side… for now.

Last night, my 11-year old asked me to buy a box of swiss roll cake for her children day’s party in school to be held tomorrow. When I told her that swiss roll is not suitable as the cream (made from milk) may turn bad, she said never mind, just get her a swiss roll cake as her teacher says cakes are ok! I don’t buy that reasoning ok. This morning, I went ahead and bought her a box of ‘superior’ chocolate chip cookies with walnuts from our favorite bakery. I said ‘superior’ as they are freshly handmade and do not contain preservatives. But the girl went ballistic when I told her just now that I bought cookies and not cakes! She said she ain’t bringing the ‘junkie biscuits’ to school coz her teacher said “cannot bring biscuits!” WTF!? Amusingly, sweets and candies can be brought to the party and she asked me to get a packet of sweets! Is this a joke or what?! LOL!

Anyway, when the girl saw the nicely packaged cookies that certainly do not look like any off the shelf biscuits, she changed her mind and said she is bringing them to school as well! That is the joke of the day for me, from my 11-year old!

The below pix were taken 3 hours ago at our condo when I picked up Alycia.  It rained cat’s and dog’s shit, resulting in a mini waterfall  from the roof gutters.

We stopped for a moment at the lobby to enjoy  the strong wind blowing at our faces, sound of torrential rain water (water is SO precious to us these days!) and chilly weather just now  🙂  I  imagined a dam full of water now, thus putting an end to the Klang Valley water woes forever! *wishful thinking*

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Cakes vs Biscuits

  1. Am surprised can bring nuts to school, totally banned here cos of allergies. There has been a lot of debate on milk as some kids do have anaphylactic reactions to dairy. It has become a real pain to be packing lunches, maybe just bread and jam! I have to laugh at the “sustaining ” food suggestions! I would call the school on it. Pasta, if whole grain, and with a healthy sauce, is ok. Nuggets, sausages, and anything deep fried is junk, although I have to admit, quite delish! Pizza can be made healthy too, as a matter of fact my kids loved eating cold pizza for breakfast! Feed the kids something healthy? Show the school….bring brussel sprouts, kale and broccoli! And insist the teachers try them too! I love those veggies btw, but husband is very subdued when I have them on the table!

    1. Hi Chris, the only food banned in the girls’ school is pork. They are not concerned about nuts and milk though. Perhaps in private and international schools, this issue will be given a little thought. For Sherilyn, she suggested Edamame beans (approved by her teacher). I blanched 2 packets for her this morning 🙂

  2. Some biscuits are more healthy to eat than cakes. The teacher must be afraid that many students will be bringing biscuits and cookies since they are easier to get so she said cannot bring those.

  3. My boy asks for Fried chicken fingers every year cos it’s a popular item among his classmates. It usually finishes in a jiffy. I wonder why kids don’t like cakes as much though, The class next to theirs passed over a less than a quarter eaten big round cake but was rejected by them. Reason: we don’t like to eat cakes. Bleh. Hahaha… Kids…

    1. You made fried chicken fingers for your boy? Good job mummy! I dont think I will ever do that – too much time needed. The most I’ll do is to take-away KFC and bring it to school, haha!

  4. I’m making a macaroni salad and (boiled) sausages for Kz’s class party on 21st this month.. That (cold) macaroni salad is suitable coz I can make everything the night before.. Eh, didn’t take pictures of the cookies you bought? Wanted to see the nice packaging 🙂

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