The First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Eldorado was filled with the aroma of baked muffins and tasty fruit items on Monday, October 22 as 4-Her’s prepared their dishes for the annual 4-H Food Show. 4-Her’s ranging from kindergarten to high school were filled with excitement as they awaited to be interviewed by the panel of judges. The judging consisted of 5 minute interviews in which participants were asked questions pertaining to their specific dish, My Plate (Food Pyramid).
Participants were able to enter dishes in 4 categories which consisted of grains, protein, fruit & vegetable, and dairy in their respected age divisions which were sub-junior, junior, intermediate, and senior. There were a total of 28 recipes entered in this year’s food show.
In the sub-junior division there were 6 entries.
In the grains category, we had Jack Harris prepare his Pumpkin Pancakes.
In the protein dish category, Cade Parker made his Mini Frittata with sausage and cheese.
Rounding out the fruit and vegetable category we had Lucas Sullivan make his Veggie Eyeballs, Anslee Buchanan with her Cranberry Pecan Salad with feta cheese, Seth Parker with his Vegetable Wraps, and Cailee Wright with here Angel Whip Salad.
All of these participants received a ribbon and mixing spoon.
The junior age division came in with the most entries out of the whole food show with 15 entries.
In the grains category, Levi Sullivan came in first place with his Trail Mix Muffins. Following in second place was Marshall Faull with his Whole Wheat Muffins. Coming in third place was Emmie Grace Mynatt with here Apple Crumb Muffins and in fourth was Samantha Lozano with her Ranger Cookies.
In the protein dish category, Cooper Meador came in first place with his Pulled Pork Sandwiches. In a close second was Kami Lux with her Country Medley. Following Lux in third place was Allison Buchanan with her Swiss Bacon Quiche and Reese Faull was to follow in the fourth position with his Chick Pea Trail Mix.
Kathryn Shipman took top honors in the fruit and vegetable category with her Healthy “Melon-Berry” Slices. Second place went to Austin Buchanan with his Fruit Dressing and third place went to Nautika Pina with her Southwestern Black Bean Salad. Ashlyn Porter came in fourth place with her Amazing Apple Crunch and Laney Martin rounded out the fruits and vegetables with her Pasta Salad.
In the dairy category, Logan Moore came in first place with her Tiered Cheese Slices and in a close second was Josafina Lloyd with her Berry Custard Pie.
The intermediate division grains category, Sierra Forlano received first place with her Peanut Butter Bread while Jacquelyn Lozano came in second with her Granola Bars.
The Bierox dish of Codee Meador’s got her a first place in the protein dish category.
In the fruit and vegetable category, Micaela Forlano received a first place with her Colorful Corn Salad. Coming in second place with her Tropical Fruit Salad was Bridgette Wright.
The senior division had one competitor in it in which Ivie Kate Mynatt received top honors in the protein dish category with here Lamb Sliders with Mint-Garlic Mayonnaise.
1st place winners in each category in each age division will be able to take their dishes to the District Contest held at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, TX on November 17.
After the judging and awards presentations concluded, guests and competitors were allowed to sample all of the various entries of the food show.
Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service or accommodation in order to participate in a meeting or program are encouraged to contact the Schleicher County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office at (325) 853-2132.