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Casual and Simple Comfort Foods Session 1

$40

with Barry & Meta West

Calendar Apr 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Sloppy Joes, potato salad, slaw and dessert bars are on the list for a casual, homemade, comfort food menu. Barry and Meta will demonstrate how to prepare dishes that they grew up eating and are perfect for spring and summer dining. Enjoy Souperburgers with a Creole-style twist that dates back toMeta’s elementary school days. Then try a classic old-fashioned potato salad similar to the salad Barry’s mom used to make — a perfect blend of ingredients with how-tos for egg and potato perfection. Their surprise slaw is full of“surprises” including Napa cabbage, sunflower seeds and a flavor-packed dressing. Dessert is another family favorite that Meta’s mother made for the harvest field, family meals and potluck dinners. Barry and Meta will also make mini-stuffed sweet pepper poppers as an appetizer that will help take the edge off while meal preparations are underway. As a bonus for this class, you will learn how to make a bouquet of veggie flowers, onion brushes, easy-to-carve veggie birds and more fun ways to add flair to your table.

Instructor Barry West taught art in public schools for 28 years. After retirement from teaching, he worked as a chef at the Abilene Country Club and Kirby House. He now teams up with his wife Meta to present cooking classes. Meta West taught family and consumer science at Abilene High School for 33 years. Her catering classes were well known locally and regionally for their quality food preparation and unique presentations. She currently does freelance writing, usually food related.

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Casual and Simple Comfort Foods Session 2

$40

with Barry & Meta West

Calendar Apr 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Sloppy Joes, potato salad, slaw and dessert bars are on the list for a casual, homemade, comfort food menu. Barry and Meta will demonstrate how to prepare dishes that they grew up eating and are perfect for spring and summer dining. Enjoy Souperburgers with a Creole-style twist that dates back toMeta’s elementary school days. Then try a classic old-fashioned potato salad similar to the salad Barry’s mom used to make — a perfect blend of ingredients with how-tos for egg and potato perfection. Their surprise slaw is full of“surprises” including Napa cabbage, sunflower seeds and a flavor-packed dressing. Dessert is another family favorite that Meta’s mother made for the harvest field, family meals and potluck dinners. Barry and Meta will also make mini-stuffed sweet pepper poppers as an appetizer that will help take the edge off while meal preparations are underway. As a bonus for this class, you will learn how to make a bouquet of veggie flowers, onion brushes, easy-to-carve veggie birds and more fun ways to add flair to your table.

Instructor Barry West taught art in public schools for 28 years. After retirement from teaching, he worked as a chef at the Abilene Country Club and Kirby House. He now teams up with his wife Meta to present cooking classes. Meta West taught family and consumer science at Abilene High School for 33years. Her catering classes were well known locally and regionally for their quality food preparation and unique presentations. She currently does freelance writing, usually food related.

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Czechoslovakian Kolaches
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Czechoslovakian Kolaches

$40

with Kamila Dandu

Calendar Mar 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Koláče are the original sweet desserts from Central Europe. Koláče literally means any sweet pastry in Slovakia and Czech. In the U.S., koláče has come to specify sweets made of sweet yeast dough. There are many ways to shape and fill koláče. The most popular fillings are poppy seed filling, farmers’fresh cheese, walnuts, apricots or prunelekvár/preserves. Kamila will share her godmother Emilia’s sweet yeast dough recipe and show you that you can make different shapes of koláče. The most popular are Domažlické koláče(they look like sweet pizza), Moravian wedding koláče and Šatȏčkové koláče (Pinwheel kolaches). At the end of Kamila’sdemonstration, you will get recipes for sweet yeast dough and fillings.

Kamila Dandu is a popular instructor for CLASS and has offered a variety of fun and delicious culinary experiences. She has lived in and traveled to many different countries, allowing her the opportunity to experiment and adapt to various culinary styles. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences.

Food for Thought: Can Diet Prevent Alzheimer's?

$30

with Roxanne Bell

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class, we will discuss the different options to decrease incidences of Alzheimer’s disease through diet.“Based on the latest research, the Alzheimer's Association recommends the Mediterranean diet and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, orDASH diet, both of which may decrease risk of developing heart disease and dementia,” according to Esther Ellis, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., in Food and Nutrition Magazine, Oct. 29, 2018. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, good nutrition is imperative and several recommendations will also be discussed. There will be several healthy dishes for participants to taste!

Roxanne Bell, M.S., R.D.N., L.D., is a registered dietitian/nutritionist and earned her master’s degree in these subjects at Kansas University Medical Center. Roxanne teaches online courses for Allen County Community College and before retirement, was the dietitian for USD 305 Head Start programs.

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Simple Homemade Wine

$15

with Jammie Heer

Calendar Apr 13, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

You’re not a real wine lover until you’ve made your own! Together as a class, you will make a small batch of homemade juice-based wine that will knock your socks off! Everyone in the class will make a bottle of wine. You will be able to take your own bottle with you, along with instructions on how to finish your wine at home and some bonus recipes. You will learn about the tools and techniques of winemaking as well as safety. Jammie started making her own wine about 5 years ago as a gift for her sister, and it is now a hobby!

Participants must be at least 21 years old.

Instructor Jammie Heer is a stay-at-home mom of three very active boys. As a child, Jammie learned to make do with what she had and loves sharing her creative DIY knowledge with others. She teaches a variety of classes and travels to various craft shows, farmers markets and flea markets to sell her homemade goods.

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Summer Beer Tasting

$40

with Joel Gentry

Calendar Apr 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Whether at the lake, an outdoor concert or your own backyard, the season for lounging outdoors is just around the corner. Prepare for a relaxing summer by sampling beers to quench your thirst. Brewers have developed beers that are perfect for summer sipping. Sample a variety of styles, from a light sour to a craft lager. Students must be 21 or older to attend this class.

Instructor Joel Gentry is a Craft Beer Specialist for Crown Distributing. He enjoys discovering new beers and educating others on the world of beer.





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