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Alvord Cares provides food, cooking instruction

By Tanya Davis | Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Alvord Cares was formed three years ago to provide healthy meals and adequate nourishment for Alvord school children during the summer months. As part of the summer nutrition program, a cooking school is planned each year for the children. There was a wonderful turnout of around 30 children this year who, under adult supervision, completed nine recipes for our lunchtime feast.

Here is a favorite recipe from the 2014 Kid’s Cafe Cooking School:

LEMON VELVET SUPREME

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons instant lemon pudding mix
  • 8 graham cracker squares, crushed
  • 1 (4 oz.) can mandarin oranges

Tools:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Ziploc bag
  • Can opener
  • Serving dish

Directions:

Combine yogurt and pudding mix, stir gently. Layer bottom of a 9×9 inch serving dish with crushed graham crackers. Pour pudding mixture over cracker crumbs. Top with mandarin oranges.

Tanya Davis is a Wise County Extension agent.

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