4-H Special Foods Contest held

4-H Special Foods Contest held
The 2007 county 4-H Special Foods Contest was held Saturday, June 16, at Yankton High School. Participants in this contest had to plan a menu, prepare a dish, set the table, and be prepared to answer questions about food safety and nutrition.

Three Clay County 4-H members participated in the contest. Sarah Droegemeier of Vermillion received a blue ribbon for her "Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes," Eric Droegemeier, also of Vermillion, received a blue ribbon for his "Tofu Shake," and Taylor Lyso of Wakonda received a purple ribbon for her "Ten-Year-Old Chicken Cups." Taylor will now be able to participate in the Special Foods Contest at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron on August 31 and Sept. 1.

Try out these award-winning recipes for yourself:

Ten-Year-Old Chicken Cups

By Taylor Lyso

1 1/2 c. chicken (cooked and chopped)

1/2 c. Alfredo sauce

1/3 c. celery

4 Grands Baking Powder Biscuits

1/4 c. green onion

4 T grated Parmesan cheese

1/8 tsp. pepper

4 tsp. almonds (toasted)

1/8 tsp. salt

Red pepper and chives – finely chopped for garnish

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Toast almonds. Finely chop celery and green onion. In a small bowl, combine chicken, celery, onion, salt, pepper, and Alfredo sauce. Mix well. Press biscuits into four jumbo muffin tins. Spoon 1/4 of the chicken mixture into each cup. Top with Parmesan cheese and almonds. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Garnish with bright colors of red pepper and chives.

Blueberry Oatmeal


By Sarah Droegemeier

1 1/4 c. rolled oats

1 1/2 c. flour

2 c. Soy milk

1 T baking powder

1 egg

1 c. blueberries

1 T brown sugar

Combine oats, milk, eggs, and brown sugar. Mix together flour and baking powder. Stir into oats mixture; add blueberries. Pour onto hot skillet. Flip when first side is lightly browned. Cook second side until lightly browned.

Tofu Shake

By Eric Droegemeier

12 oz. Silken Tofu

1 tsp. vanilla

1/3 c. apple-raspberry juice concentrate

1/2 c. frozen strawberries

1/2 c. honey

1 c. raspberry yogurt

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Mix well and enjoy!

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