Food Preparation Classes at NCC on May 14 & 15

Freezer Meals: Do you love to cook, but lack the time? Do you hate to cook, but still love to eat? Preparing meals in advance makes weeknight cooking a breeze! In this class, each attendee will come and make 5 freezer meals to feed their families. Each meal will serve 4 to 6. This monthly menu will include: Southwestern Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Korean BBQ Chicken, Italian Dressing Marinated Chops, Italian Mini Burgers, Salsa Verde Chicken.
All supplies for the meals will be furnished. Please bring your own large bags or basket to the class to take your prepared items home. Wear an apron if desired! This course will be on Tuesday, March 20 from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Northwest Iowa Community College Dining Room in Building A, Section #58869. Fee: $75. MUST BE REGISTERED BY MAY 11.
Instructor will be Jessica Williams. Jessica is a working Mom who has been preparing freezer meals for over three years. She enjoys the convenience of feeding her family with an easy-to-prepare nutritious meal in the evening even though she has been at work all day.

The Design and Evolution of a Northwest Iowa Garden: Esther D’Agrosa will guide you through and discuss the design and care of the various gardens on her rural homestead. She began with a backdrop of a burr oak tree planted 100 years ago, and landscaping in 1952. Perennial gardens and shrubs began to be replenished in 2000. In an effort to encourage birds, natives became an important part of the landscape, and a stream and pond were added. Inspired by European design principles, the vegetable garden has permanent paths of bricks, an archway of willow branches, and is surrounded by arborvitae and native shrubs. Influenced by Piet Oudulf are several perennial gardens, using ornamental grasses and natives. A photo guide to the gardens in various seasons, and a list of resources will be provided. This course will be on Tuesday, May15 from 6:00-8:00 pm at 2833 Kennedy Avenue, Boyden, IA. Course # 58940. Fee: $19.

To register, call Northwest Iowa Community College at 712-324-5061 or 800-352-4907 and ask for Continuing Education. Or register online at: