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4-H teaches kids to cook

Posted on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 11:53 am

The 4-H cooking 101 class is taught by Brenda Hannah. In this class they made chicken tortillas. A basic rule of all cooking classes is, “If you’re not allergic to it, you have to at least try everything.” With ingredients consisting of chicken, tortillas, cheese, corn, salsa, tomatoes and black beans, most students did just that taking one tomato and one black bean adding it to their pile of chicken and cheese. Next class they will be making taco cupcakes while continuing to work on manners. The cooking 102 class continues manners as well as canning salsa, making homemade biscuits and cake mix cookies. The cooking 103 class learns to smart shop for their ingredients and uses their own recipes to compete against each other. The cooking 101 class has 22 students signed up this year so it needed to be broken up into two groups. “This is the first year the 101 class has had more than 12 students.” Says Hannah, “ I’m hoping it continues to grow.” The cooking 102 class has 9 students and the cooking 103 class has 11 students. The college prep course will be held closer to the spring so there’s still time for students to sign up. The students will learn to cook recipes in crock pots and other food made in muffin tins so they can freeze some for later. For more information on the cooking classes, call Brenda Hannah at the 4-H office 931-759-7163. Also it’s time for the 4-H Country Ham Fundraiser. Tickets are $1.00. The last day to buy a ticket is December 1 with the drawing being held on December 15, 2017. So find a student and buy yours today!