Food/Cooking

Save time and money with a freezer full of homemade favorites. Smart cooks make the most of their time-- and pocketbooks. Their secret? Stocking the freezer with family favorites. And with the 343 dishes in Freezer Pleasers Cookbook, you can save money and serve a homemade meal-- no matter how busy your schedule.

Features 154 recipes that can be prepared for little money per serving, including breakfasts, appetizers, meat dishes, and desserts.

Eat cheap but eat well by Charles Mattocks

Save money, compare prices, view weekly store ads and even earn money for groceries with these smartphone Apps! Most apps are available for iPhone and Android users.

  • Coupons.com
  • Apples2Oranges
  • Basket Savings

In case you missed our Fruits and Veggies storytime at Fresh Thyme this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own healthy eating storytime at home.

From Storytime

 

IF YOU LIKE CARROTS AND YOU KNOW IT (Adapted from "If you're happy and you know it")

     If you like carrots and you know it, clap your hands.

     If you like carrots and you know it, clap your hands.

     If you like carrots and you know it, and you really want to show it, 

     If you like carrots and you know it, clap your hands.

     (Repeat with: broccoli/stomp your feet; squash/shout hurray; cabbage/dance around)

 

 

1 big salad by Juana Medina

Count from 1 avocado deer to 2 radish mice and all the way up to 10 clementine kitties - which all add up to one big, delicious salad!

If you missed our soup storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to create your own tasty storytime at home.

From Storytime

Soup for one by Ethan Long

One little fly thinks he is getting a big bowl of hot soup to himself, but one after another unwelcome pals join him right up to the last slurp. Count them one to ten. Have fun finding the sneaky spider in each page spread.

 

FIVE CARROTS ROLL

     Five little carrots in my soup bowl

     One fell off my spoon and started to… ROLL!

     It bounced down the table and rolled down the hall.

     How many carrots are left in my bowl? (repeat until all the carrots have rolled down the hall)

Healthy Lunches with Chef Kristi

What's for lunch? If you've heard this question a zillion times already one just a couple of weeks into the new school year, or if you've been asking yourself this very question, this cooking demonstration is for you! Join Chef Kristi as she demonstrates how to prepare quick, simple and delicious lunch items to shake up your own lunch routine, or to help you get back into lunch packing mode for the kiddos. Registration Required

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Chow Down: Super Bookworm and My Mitten: Super Bookworm badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

French Jesuit missionaries planted apple seeds in the Michigan wilderness more than a century before the travels of Johnny Appleseed. Seedlings grew into giant fruit-bearing trees that provided tangy apples to pioneers who followed. As the Detroit settlement grew, grafted apple trees were planted. By the late 1700s, orchards that bloomed with Fameuse, Calville Blanc d'Hiver, Pomme Gris and Detroit Red rivaled those of New England, and even President Thomas Jefferson received scions of Detroit trees to plant at his Monticello estate. Today, 850 farms boast over nine million apple trees.

Examines the farms, restaurants and local foods of Michigan.

Michigan herb cookbook by Suzanne Breckenridge
This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Chow Down: E-lectrified badge.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

When Zinos hires a gourmet chef for his struggling restaurant, it drives away his low-life regulars. In the meantime, his girlfriend, Nadine, moves back to China, but a hip new clientele brings the restaurant back to life. When he goes to China to get Nadine back, he leaves the restaurant in the hands of his criminal brother. When Zinos discovers that Nadine has a new boyfriend, and his brother has gambled away his restaurant, he knows he must work with his brother if he is to get it back.

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are on an all-expenses-paid trip for the Observer. Their tough assignment is to drive through beautiful Italian country, eat lavishly, and stay in exquisite small hotels, all so that one or the other can write high-toned culinary drivel for the paper.

With the mysterious arrival of Babette, a refugee from France's civil war, life for two pious sisters and their tiny hamlet begins to change. Before long, Babette has convinced them to try something other than boiled codfish and ale bread-- a gourmet French meal! Her feast scandalizes the elders, except for the visiting General. Just who is this strangely talented Babette, who has terrified this pious town with the prospect of losing their souls for enjoying too much earthly pleasure?

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Chow Down: Super Bookworm and Keep It Real: Super Bookworm badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Presents a recipe-augmented family history that traces the origins of the author's love affair with food to her Midwestern youth and her parents' San Francisco pizza parlor, where signature dishes created sumptuous memories.

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Chow Down: On the Scene badge.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Test your nutrition knowledge with our food group matching game. Grab a copy from our activity spinner in our Connect Your Summer Command Center. Can't quite make your meal match up? Check out choosemyplate.gov or look for more resources in our catalog by searching for "myplate".  

Your finished matching game can be submitted in the drop box in the CYS Command Center. Don't forget to include your email address. All prize drawing winners will be notified by email.

Check www.cantonpl.org/connect-your-summer to find more ways to earn badges. The last day to earn badges is Wednesday, August 17.

Subscribe to RSS - Food/Cooking