Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School is November 8

Are you looking for quick, easy and healthy meals to feed your family and friends this holiday season? I hope you can join us for the 1st Annual Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School! This event is taking place on November 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road in Rosenberg.

This event will not only feature recipe demonstrations that promote Texas agriculture, but easy and nutritious meals that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. The cost of the cooking school is $20.

Pre registration is required by November  1. You can register by contacting the Fort Bend County Extension Office at 281-342-3034, ext. 7024.  The doors will open at 5:00 p.m. so participants can enjoy the vendors.

The Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School utilizes recipes that are cost effective, easy to prepare and fit into a healthy meal plan.  We are targeting busy people who still want to make time for meal preparation and feel good about what they are feeding themselves and their family.  Our goals are to promote family mealtime, teach families healthy meal planning and food preparation techniques.  Baked Beef Chimichangas is an example of a Dinner Tonight recipe:

Baked Beef Chimichangas
1 pound lean ground beef
1-1/2 cups cheese, cumin and oregano. Spoon 1/2 cup mixture down the center of each tortilla.
Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up. Place seam side down in a baking dish
coated with cooking spray. Brush with melted butter.
Bake, uncovered, at 375o F for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Top with
remaining picante sauce.

Nutrition facts per serving
Calories: 269
Total Fat: 8 g
Cholesterol: 39 mg
Sodium: 613 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 31 g
Protein: 17 g
Fiber: 1 g
Serve with: Salad

picante sauce, divided
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
6 (8 inch) whole wheat flour tortillas
1 Tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
Brown the ground beef; drain. In a small bowl, combine beef, 3/4 cup picante sauce

Educational programs conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.  Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services are required to contact Texas AgriLife Extension Service  at 281.342.3034 five working days prior to the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.  The Texas A&M University System, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the County Commissioners’ Court of Texas cooperating.

For more information contact Dianne Gertson, Sandra Fry or Jacque Gerke at 281-342-3034.

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