Dinner Tonight – Cooking Through the Seasons
Grab your friends and join us for food and fun at the Dinner Tonight “Cooking Through the Seasons” cooking show, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Friday, May 20, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, at the ROC (Recreation Outreach Center), 115 Putman Street, Sulphur Springs. Presenters will focus on the various seasons of the year – New Year’s resolutions and making healthy food choices focusing on lean protein, knife skills focusing on spring and summer produce, and fall and winter baking featuring whole wheat flour. Between each cooking demonstration, presentations will be given on tablescapes – beautiful ways to decorate your table for the various seasons.
While there are many groups who conduct cooking schools, we believe the Dinner Tonight Cooking School has a unique niche. During the event, everyone will see demonstrations of quick and easy-to-make recipes from the Best of Dinner Tonight menu cards. The menu cards are divided into three main categories including entrées, sides, and desserts and perforated so you can mix and match your favorite Dinner Tonight menus– perfect for busy families.
We are targeting people who still want to make time for meal preparation and feel good about what they are feeding themselves and their family. Our goals are to promote nutritious mealtime, teach healthy meal planning and food preparation techniques, and promote Texas agriculture.
This event is brought to you by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and will feature local county Extension agents, including yours truly from Hopkins County, Denita Young from Rains County, and Angie Monk from Wood County. Dietitian, Kim Sellers, will also be on hand to discuss one of the main questions she receives from her clients – healthy vs. unhealthy fats. Our featured Chef is Lyndsay Caldwell, who will be demonstrating knife skills and at least three recipes. We are very excited to have her join us for this event, because she is getting married…the next day! Now that’s dedication!
All participants will receive high quality menu cards, gift bag full of kitchen goodies, and a chance to win door prizes. In addition, there will be exhibits to visit (and maybe do a little shopping!). The cost of “Cooking Through the Seasons” is $15. There are several ways to register: drop by any Extension Office in Hopkins, Rains, or Wood Counties, or go to http://hopkins.agrilife.org and click on ‘publications’. You will find the registration form on that site. You may also call our office at 903-885-3443 and we can mail or e-mail you the registration brochure. Registration is due May 9 so we can adequately prepare gift bags and plan for refreshments.
If you have questions, please contact our office at 903-885-3443, and we’ll be glad to answer them.
Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop
I hate to sound like a broken record, but I can’t emphasize enough the positive effect that the Twogether in Texas Marriage Education workshop gives to those who participate. I am now taking reservations for the Saturday, May 21 workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Hopkins County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 1200-B W. Houston, in Sulphur Springs.
The workshop is absolutely free, which also includes lunch and refreshments. Besides obtaining great information on marriage expectations, communication, conflict resolution, money management, and goals & dreams, engaged couples will receive a certificate to save $60 upon applying for a marriage license at the County Clerk’s office! The certificate is good for one year from the date I issue it to the couples, so even if they are not getting married until May 20 of next year, it is still good. However, I will be providing another workshop on Saturday, August 20, same time and place for couples who cannot participate in May.
Information can be found at the Twogether in Texas website and in the Northeast Texas Bridal Magazine. Give me a call at 903-885-3443 to sign up. As of this writing, there are four couples signed up for the May 21 event.
“Go to bed on time, eat right, make friends with Godly people, laugh more, find time to be alone, and do something for the kid in you every day” – unknown