Former winners in the Dairy Foods Contest.
Dairy Foods Contest Time!
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Please take time to remember our brave men and women in the armed services who are giving sacrificially every day to protect the freedoms we celebrate.
Many individuals have a holiday on Monday, while others will be hard at work. Either way, keep in mind that the Hopkins County Dairy Festival is just a few short days away! The Dairy Foods Contest is in its 6th year (I think!), and participation grows each year. There have been some very good changes to this year's contest, so I wanted to get the information to you:
There are a few guidelines to keep in mind. Entrants must be Hopkins County residents (or close relative of a Hopkins County resident). When filling out the written entry form, all terms should be spelled out. Example: 'teaspoon', instead of 'tsp'. All recipes submitted must have at least two real dairy products. Example: milk and cheese, yogurt and milk, two kinds of cheeses, two kinds of milk, etc. Written entries should be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 11. Entry forms are available at the Extension Office, Southwest Dairy Museum, and other locations, or you may download a form from http://hopkins.agrilife.org.
Entry categories are:
2) Side Dish
3) Main Dish
4) Appetizers/nutritious snacks
Age divisions are:
Entries will be judged on flavor, appearance, texture, use of dairy products, and correct/neat written entry.
If you have questions, you may contact my office at 903-885-3443 or 930-885-3726. Here is the winning recipe from the 2011 "Beginning Cooks" Best of Show winner, David Wayne Winstead:
David's Cowboy Cornbread Meal
1 pound ground hamburger meat
1 package cornbread mix
2/3 cup milk
3/4 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup Velveeta cheese, cubed
1/2 cup American cheese, grated
3 tablespoons shortening
1 can (14-15 ounces) whole kernel corn
1 can (14-15 ounces) Ranch style beans
1) Preheat oven to 350º. Brown hamburger meat and onions. Drain fat.
2) In a bowl, combine cornbread mix, milk, and egg. Set aside.
3) Combine meat mixture with corn, beans, and cheeses.
4) Melt shortening in cast iron skillet, and add to cornbread mixture.
5) Put half the cornbread mixture into hot skillet, then add meat mixture. Top with remaining cornbread mixture.
6) Bake at 350º for 30 to 35 minutes. Cornbread should be firm and golden brown.
Don't procrastinate! Start looking through your favorite recipes today!
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Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent
1200-B W. Houston
P.O. Box 518
Sulphur Springs, TX 75483
903-885-3443 - phone
903-439-4909 - fax