Holiday meal planning workshop Nov. 14

Holiday meal planning workshop Nov. 14

CARLINVILLE (Nov. 9, 2017) – University of Illinois Extension will offer “Let’s Talk Turkey: Meal Planning for the Holidays,” from 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Macoupin County Extension Office in Carlinville.

Attendees will go through shopping for different types of turkeys, including all five food groups in a holiday meal, how big of a bird is needed to feed family and friends, catering to a guest’s health needs, meal timing, repurposing leftovers, and tips for maintaining and not gaining weight during the holiday season. During the hands-on workshop, participants will prepare seasonal side dishes, an appetizer and dessert. They will also receive recipe books, do some taste-testing and enter to win a “gifts from the kitchen” holiday gift basket.

Cost to participate is $5, to offset the cost of food supplies. To register, call (217) 854-9604 or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm.