Chop, mince, dice, and julienne; what's the difference? Chef's knife, paring knife, butcher knife? Now that you are cooking more often, it is time to sharpen up knife skills and safety. We will also talk about herbs; what goes with what, as well as storing and using fresh herbs.
What is a casserole? It is a wonderful oven baked meld of flavors and ingredients that can be very simple or very labor intensive. Some casseroles freeze well, depending on the ingredients. Lasagna, tuna casserole and macaroni and cheese are some old favorite standbys. We will discuss adjusting some standbys for freezing and taste some new creations.
Even with just a few ingredients, you can create tasty, nutritious, quick meals at home. Learn which ingredients lend themselves to simple preparations, sample some 5-ingredient (or less) recipes, and practice writing a menu with a short grocery list.
The holiday season can generate lots of expense. But nothing beats heartfelt gifts made in your own kitchen. Homemade gifts can be inexpensive, delicious and healthy. We will make and taste some gifts you can make yourself from the kitchen.
All programs will be held at the Kankakee County Extension office. Pre-registration fee: $6 per person. Minimum age is 18 to attend. Class size is limited. Please call University of Illinois, Kankakee County at 815/933-8337.
You've probably heard of "superfoods" but what does that actually mean? Nutrition professionals describe the healthiest foods as ones which provide the best benefits and may reduce the risk of disease. Nutrient-dense foods, fiber, probiotics and functional foods will be explored and health benefits revealed. Join us to learn more about putting meals together that are both delicious and wholesome to build healthy bodies and sharp minds. Taste-tests included!
There is no fee for this program. Pre-registration is required by September 2.
Foot Care for Diabetic Patients
October 13, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
You are invited to attend a special October 13, 2016 meeting of the Diabetes Support Group. Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Raley, a local podiatrist from Kankakee, IL. Dr. Raley will discuss "Foot Care for Diabetic Patients".
People with diabetes are susceptible to nerve damage in feet and toes, which can cause loss of sensitivity. Over time you may not feel a cut, a blister or a sore. Foot injuries such as these can cause ulcers and infections. Damage to the blood vessels can also mean that your feet do not get enough blood and oxygen. Information on proper home and professional foot care will be discussed. You do not have to have diabetes to attend or benefit from this informative presentation.
Diabetes Support Group meetings are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling the Extension office at 815-933-8337 by October 10. Supper will be served prior to Dr. Raley's presentation, followed by a question and answer session.