Wednesday, June 22, 2011

4-H Favorite Food Show

The favorite food show, also one of our favorite 4-H projects was last night.  The kids both did well with a blue ribbon.  There was about 16 kids that came and each one had a fabulous meal and place setting, glad I wasn't the judge. 
Spark had an Italian theme.

He chose spaghetti and meatballs with a bread stick and garden salad.  His beverage was milk and his desert was brownies with ice cream.  We made the bread sticks because they were part of his table setting.  The other part of his setting was the candle in the wine bottle.  To get the bottle with the basket on the bottom we had to buy a bottle of $14.00 Italian wine.  We found out we don't like Italian wine and ended up dumping the wine down the drain.  That turned into an expensive candle holder.

Spark's Meatball Recipe

2 lb. ground beef                                   1/3 c. bread crumbs
1 lb. ground Italian sausage                 ¼ tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. salt                                             3 eggs
¾ tsp. cayenne pepper                         ½ c. Parmesan cheese
Mix together well.  Divide mixture into 1/4 c. portions and form into balls.  The meatballs may be fried or baked.  Bake at  350° for about 35 minutes for 2” meatballs.  Keep warm in oven or heat meat balls in marinara sauce.
Dancer's theme was "The Lunch Pail"

She made an Anvil Sandwich - recipe here.  The rest of her menu was potato chips, an apple, milk and peanut butter cookies.   For her table setting we found an old black lunch box, not an easy feat, a hard hat, blue checkered tablecloth, rough, brown napkins, a thermos, various tools and a rolled up newspaper to read during lunch break.
This one of our favorite projects in 4-H and are already looking forward to doing it again next year.

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