Nutrition & Food Safety

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200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Slow Cooking Your Fall Harvest 

Tuesday, November 11; 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Darien Public Library, 47 Park Street
Cost: $2 per person

Is your garden bursting with fall favorites like sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, and potatoes? Looking for a new twist on old favorites? It’s time to bring your slow cooker out to enjoy the fall harvest! Join Walworth County UW-Extension Family Living Educator Jenny Wehmeier for an hour filled with tastes and smells of fall. We will sample several dishes and talk through important food and slow cooker safety do’s and don’ts. Register early – limit of 30 for this class! Pay at the door!

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Slow Cooker Creations

Thursday, November 13; 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Barrett Memorial Library, 65 W. Geneva St., Williams Bay

Is your slow cooker collecting dust? Join Walworth County UW-Extension Family Living Educator Jenny Wehmeier for an informational workshop and tasty treats! We will discuss the do’s and don’ts of crock pot cookery, helpful hints in selecting a crock pot recipe, and enjoy tastes and smells of some Slow Cooker Creations. Come hungry! There is no fee, but registration is required to ensure samples for all! Sponsored by Barrett Memorial Library.

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon From Freezer to Table

Tuesday, December 2; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
East Troy Village Hall, Room B, 2015 Energy Dr
Cost: $35

When you get home from work, do you struggle to decide what to make? Is time an issue for your family? Do you want to add more variety to your meals? The NEW From Freezer to Table workshop is an opportunity for you to prepare tasty meals that you can take home with you to freeze or eat right away. Participants bring a set of knives and the containers they wish to take their meals home in (Tupperware, Ziploc, or other freezer containers encouraged). Everything else is provided! All recipes are appropriate to freeze and many can be prepared in a slow cooker or microwave. Each participant will prepare at least three items during the evening. Recipes may include: Tasty Chili, Stuffed Green Pepper Soup, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Southwest Chicken, Apple and Pork Tenderloin, Taco Soup, Pork Sauerkraut Surprise, Beef and Mushroom Delight, Creamy Potatoes, Beef Stew, Sweet and Sour Pork, and much more! Class is limited to 12 participants, so register early! Deadline for registration is November 17th. To register, fill out the From Freezer to Table Registration Form and deliver with payment to the Walworth County UW-Extension office.

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Family Holiday Baking Extravaganza 2014

Friday, December 5; 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Badger High School, Room 321; 220 South Street, Lake Geneva, WI
Fee: $8 per person (Equal share of all baked goods!)

Does the idea of endless holiday baking give you the holiday blues? Complete all of your holiday baking in the comfort of someone else’s kitchen! Join UW-Extension Family Living Educator Jenny Wehmeier and her family for three hours of holiday baking. Share your favorite recipe, or choose some of the recipes provided. At the end of the workshop, cookies will be divided among all paid participants. Please bring a five pound bag of sugar or flour to use in class and plenty of containers to take cookies home! Class is limited to 20 participants and will fill quickly, so register early!

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Sensational Soups East Troy

Wednesday, December 3; 1:00-2:00 p.m.
East Troy Lions Public Library, 3094 Graydon Avenue, East Troy, WI
Sponsored by: East Troy Lions Public Library

What is the difference between bisque, bouillabaisse, and borscht? Whether you are a soup connoisseur or a beginner, join us for an informational workshop covering how soup is part of a healthy diet, soup-making tips, and how to create tasty soups. Samples of several recipes will be provided. Presented by your Walworth County UW-Extension Family Living Educator, Jenny Wehmeier. There is no fee; however, registration is required to ensure enough samples for all! (Space is limited to 25 participants.) To register, fill out the form at the bottom of the Sensational Soups Flyer and send to: East Troy Public Library, 3094 Graydon Avenue, East Troy, WI 53120

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Nuts in a Nutshell

Wednesday, February 4, 2015; 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Starin Park Community Building, 504 West Starin Road, Whitewater, WI
Cost: $2

Nuts are an easy way to add flavor and nutrition to any meal or snack. They are packed with important vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds that may help reduce the risk for chronic disease. Research shows that adding nuts can be a very beneficial nutritional practice. Which nuts should you eat daily? Don’t know the difference between a macadamia or pistachio? Pecan or walnut? We’ll discuss the basics of the nut family, along with samples and suggestions for adding nuts to your diet. Those with nut allergies should NOT attend. Registration deadline is January 30, or when class reaches a capacity of 30 people.

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Dry Beans in Your Diet

Wednesday, February 25, 2015; 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Aram Public Library, 404 E. Walworth Avenue, Delavan, WI
FREE with preregistration! Sponsored by Aram Public Library.

Maybe Jack really knew the secret of magical beans! Dry beans are an excellent addition to your diet. Not sure where to start? Join us for an informational workshop on health benefits and delicious samples of foods created with dry beans. Presented by your Walworth County UW-Extension Family Living Educator Jenny Wehmeier. Register early to ensure enough samples for all! Deadline for registration is February 20, or when class is full.

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Cooking for One or Two

Tuesday, April 21, 2015; 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Aram Public Library, 404 E. Walworth Avenue, Delavan, WI
FREE with preregistration! Sponsored by Aram Public Library.

Tired of the same old evening meal? Looking for practical meals that do not feed a family of four? Join Walworth County UW-Extension Family Living Educator Jenny Wehmeier for helpful hints and tips when cooking for a family of one or two. We will taste some recipes that can be created for low-cost and less mess. Bring your questions and be prepared to leave with new ideas and recipes! Registration is required to ensure samples for all. Deadline for registration is Friday, April 17 or when the class has reached capacity of 20 people.

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