April 27, 2010

April News - Committee reports

The Award/Membership committee is proud to announce this years NEAFCS-MN affiliate award winners:

1. DSA - Suzanne Driessen
2. NEAFCS Extension Educator of the Year - Colleen Gengler
3. Food Safety Award - Peddling Your Pickles Safely? - Debra Botzek-Linn with team of Carol Ann Burtness; Lou Ann Jopp
4. Educational Curriculum Package - Dollar Works 2: A Personal Financial Education Program - Cindy Petersen with team of Shirley Anderson-Porisch; Rosemary Heins; Susan Hooper; Jean Bauer
5. Educational Publications -Parenting for School Success - Kathleen Olson with team of Colleen Gengler; Patricia Stoppa; Joanne Musich; Madge Alberts
6. Internet Education Technology - Family Education Network - Ellie McCann with team of Rose Allen; Colleen Gengler; Joanne Musich; Kathleen Olson; Minnell Tralle
7. Newsletters - Home Food Preservation Newsletter - Debra Botzek-Linn with team of Carol Ann Burtness
8. Written Press Releases - Thaw and cook your Thanksgiving Turkey safely - Debra Botzek-Linn
9. Marketing Package Award - Marketing Package - Suzanne Driessen with team of Elena Yepiz; Joellen Feirtag

Congratulations to everyone!!

The Professional Development committee is still in the process of securing speakers for the workshop on Aging and Technology. They are tentatively planning for a July 20th or 21st event. Please hold those dates until all the speakers have been confirmed. Topics the committee is exploring include: mental acuity, aging and technology, retiree panel, good food and fellowship.

From the Living Well committee: 'Tis the season of graduations, weddings, showers, and Mother's Day! Would you be interested in purchasing more copies and if so how many? The Living Well resource book is available for only $23. Please let Rosi know by April 30th if you are interested in ordering more 'Living Well' cookbooks.

March 18, 2010

Board and Committee List Updated 3-18-10

Here is the latest board and committee list.

MEAFCS Board Committees 2009-2010 3-18-10.xls

January 6, 2010

Potato Onion Soup Correction, pg. 99 Living Well Book

You may wish to make this correction in your Living Well Books

Correction only:
Canned Milk - 12 fl. oz. can - 1 ½ cups, add to saucepan ONLY at the end of cooking time, to heat through but do not boil.

Garnish with Parsley leaves - ¼ cup chopped and bacon crumbles

Full recipe:
Potato Onion Soup
Jo Musich, Virginia, MN

  • Onions - peel and cut in half or quarter, then thinly slice onion to make 1 to 2 cups slices
  • Bacon - fry 5 slices (in a saucepan), remove from fat, cool and crumble, reserve for topping
  • Sauté onion slices in bacon drippings
  • Chicken Broth - add one 12 fl. oz. can to saucepan with onions
  • Water - fill 12 fl. oz. can with water and add, add to saucepan
  • Potatoes - peel and cube 2 ½ cups, add to saucepan
  • Salt - add 1 teaspoon
  • Curry Powder - add 1 teaspoon

Bring to a boil and Simmer gently for 20 minutes or until potato cubes are tender
Canned Milk - 12 fl. oz. can - 1 ½ cups, add at end to heat through but do NOT boil
Parsley leaves - ¼ cup chopped
Garnish with parsley and bacon crumbles

November 23, 2009

The Winner is...

Thanks members for participating in the blog scavenger hunt. I hope it was a chance to explore. This blog is intended to be a one-stop resource for you! The winner of the contest is Debbie Botzek-Linn! Congratulations!

November 4, 2009

Living Well Resource Book Bookmark with Minnesota Wild Rice Soup Recipe

This handy bookmark can be used to market the NEAFCS Living Well: More than a Cookbook. Or put the bookmark in your book or books you purchased.
Cookbook Bookmark, MN Recipe