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Home economics classes prepare feast for students

Josee Porier prepares food at the Chemainus Secondary School Turkey Lunch-In. - submitted
Josee Porier prepares food at the Chemainus Secondary School Turkey Lunch-In.
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Students and staff at Chemainus Secondary School were treated to a Turkey Lunch-In just before Christmas and the school's foods and nutrition classes received some practical experience in the process.

"I started it last year when I had my first year at Chemainus,'' explained Home Economics teacher Erin McMenamin.

"The turkey lunch was a great success. We had some students missing due to the weather, but overall it was a great success.''

Food was prepared for 400 people. "Due to the weather, lots of students were able to have seconds,'' said McMenamin.

Nine turkeys cooked by the home economics students were either donated by local businesses or purchased through support from the local parent advisory council.

The meal consisted of a turkey sandwich on kaiser buns with sandwich toppings that included homemade stuffing, cranberry sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.

"We had vegetable platters and dessert trays out as well,'' added McMenamin. "The leadership students helped as well by setting up tables for the buffet and acting as servers.

McMenamin's three classes — two of Grade 9 and 10s and one of Grade 11s and 12s — did all the food prep work.

They absolutely love it,'' said McMenamin.

Five days were designated as baking days.

"There were some days students were tired of baking,'' said McMenamin. "They were baking for a week. If that's all the complaints I'm getting, I know they're happy.''

There was also a day designated for the veggie platter prep.

"This truly was and is a school community event,'' noted McMenamin.

 

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