Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Beef is for dinner this weekend

This brings back memories of my days in 4-H ....

State Beef Cook-Off to be Held this Saturday

The Alabama Senior/Junior High State Beef Cook-Off will be this Saturday at the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association building in downtown Montgomery with the judging process starting at 10 a.m. and winners to be announced just after noon.

“I am excited about the overwhelming entries in the junior division and I am looking forward to seeing what this age-group brings to the table,” says Alabama Cattlewomen’s Association President Nancy Dickerson.

Forty-one students from 26 counties across the state will compete for cash prizes. A large capacity microwave oven and $100 will be awarded to the “Best in Beef” winner’s Family & Consumer Sciences classroom for instructional purposes.

The State Beef Cook-Off not only educates students about the nutritional value of beef, but also familiarizes them with various cooking methods and emphasizes safe food handling.