Grace Willing Workers EHC gets tips on Mexican cooking

Liz Crosby presented the program, “Mexican Cooking” at the recent meeting of the Grace Willing Workers Extension Homemakers. The meeting and potluck luncheon, hosted by Kaye Richardson, Liz Crosby and Tamieka Shelby, was held at the Centennial Fellowship Church in White Hall.

Crosby distributed recipes for Mexican dishes that she had gotten from the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service. She stated that there were several things to remember.

• Your plate should include foods of different colors.

• Reduce salt, fat, sugar and white flour.

• Use canola oil if there are no heart problems and olive oil if there are heart problems.

• Herbs can be substituted for salt.

Crosby prepared beef enchiladas and Richardson prepared chicken enchiladas for the luncheon.

Bettye Johnson, president-elect, conducted the business session. Those attending the Bath Salts and Body Scrub Workshop were Brenda Robinson, Debbie James, Richardson, Patsy Brown, Cathy Lewis, Delores Kelley, Carolyn Harness, Doris Turbeville, Sabrina Self-Gwin, Geneva Gray, Connie Herrin, Lynda Toler, Dana Barraclough and Marjorie Zuber.

Robinson announced that Grace Willing Workers had an upcoming Smorgasbord Workshop. She also announced that she would be teaching a Rose Box Workshop for the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers.

Crosby reported on an upcoming Grace Willing Workers Fellowship Tour to Lonoke to tour the Coke Cola House and eat lunch there.

Nancy Rosen, Grace Willing Workers Walk Across Arkansas captain, reported that Grace Willing Workers’ teams (Grace Go Getters and Grace Go Getters Too) had a combined total of 37,894 minutes for the eight-week period. Each member of the teams was presented a tennis shoe keychain for her accomplishment.

Members who attended the Arkansas Extension Homemakers State Meeting in Hot Springs said that it was very enjoyable. Rosen presented a check to the club that she had received at the state meeting for the project book she had submitted ,”Supporting the Transformation Project.” Those attending the state meeting from Grace Willing Workers were Johnson, James, Herrin, Crosby, Harness, Kelley, Robinson, Richardson and Rosen.

Upcoming events that the club is looking forward to attending are Christmas in July, the Grace Willing Workers picnic, the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Family Picnic, and the Rice Expo in Stuttgart.

Harness and Betty Lacy brought items for show and tell.