Monday, September 24, 2012

Dates for County and District Food Show

The County Food Show/Food Challenge will be held January 5th.  The deadline to enter is December 20th by 5:00 pm.  Please register with Wendi Green and the Extension Office.

The District Food Show/Food Challenge will be held on February 2nd.  Deadline to enter will be January 23rd.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2013 4-H Recipe Rally Overview & Guidelines

In the 4-H Recipe Rally, intermediate and senior 4-H members are challenged with selecting, creating and/or altering a recipe and submitting a video of them preparing the recipe.  The video should highlight the 4-H member demonstrating the preparation of the recipe while also highlighting nutrients, food safety practices, serving size and cost analysis, as well as their inspiration for selection or creation of the recipe.  Entries are submitted online and due by midnight on February 1, 2013.  From there, the top three intermediate and senior 4-H members will be invited to compete in the 4-H Recipe Rally during Texas 4-H Roundup next June.

More information and resources are available on the healthy lifestyles program page.

If you have any questions please contact Wendi Green at the Extension Office.

Friday, September 7, 2012

2012-2013 Food Challange Manual

Please note that the manual reveals a few minor changes and clarifications for this year's contest. 

1.  There are NO changes to the Food Challenge categories this year!  For now, they are staying the same. 

2.  There is one addition to the supply box list, which includes an electric skillet.  Please note that teams may choose to continue using their hot plate(s); however, an electric skillet, which tends to heat faster, has been added to the supply list.  Teams can easily compete without the electric skillet if they choose to do so or if it is not in their budget to purchase one. 

3.  A clarification to the supply list, which indicates that only electric hot plates are allowed.  No gas/propane operated burners are allowed.  This is in line with the Texas 4-H Roundup rules that state, "No firearms, weapons, fireworks, open flamed burners or live ammunition are allowed to be used in any Roundup contest." 

4.  Teams may have access to a "pantry" of additional ingredients that may be incorporated into their recipe. The number of additional ingredients a team may get will be determined by contest officials and announced during participant orientation.  With this change, the committee feels that the contest will allow for more creativity among teams, recipes will be customized to the teams liking, and the contest will be more true-to-life (cooking something with what you have in your pantry).

As always, please feel free to contact Wendi Green with any questions you may have about the 4-H Food Challenge.