Cheyenne, Savannah and Sierra competed in the 4H Food Challenge today. The Food Challenge is 4H’s version of the Iron Chef. The teams are given ingredients when they arrive and no recipe. After 40 minutes, the teams present the dish they have created to the judges and give a presentation on the cooking methods, nutritional values, serving size, and cost. There is a lot to it. Well, Cheyenne and Savannah’s senior team took first place! The name of the team is Bon Appetit Babes and they are headed to the state competition in June. Sierra’s team, the Cookin’ Cowgirls, took fourth in their division. Sierra is not old enough to compete at state. The girls worked very hard over the past few weeks. The hard work paid off and we had a lot of fun!
Today was a lot of fun. Starting early at 7:30 am, we set up pony rides for a fundraiser for the East Texas Stampede, which is a 4H equestrian drill team. Sierra rode with them in the parade at the Peanut Butter Festival in Grand Saline. That is correct, the Peanut Butter Festival. It seems that a world record peanut butter sandwhich was being built in Grand Saline today. It really was a lot of fun, a little cold but that didn’t stop the fun. This was Sierra’s first parade. She did great. Of course I thought she looked like Miss Rodeo America- smiling and waving to the crowd. Cheyenne and Savannaha carried the banner and walked in front of the team. Of course they were beautiful too! Tony and Jonathan were at the 4H sharpshooters meeting. We met them there when the parade was over. All the member brought their guns and ammo and did a lot of target practice. Jonathan has been counting down the days until this free shoot. We also had a community lunch. The friends we have made and the experiences we have had though 4H have been so rewarding.