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Hi, my name is Michelle. I am one of the WIC dietitians that work here at the Medina County
Health Department. Right now I am standing in the WIC kitchen that is actually in the
Medina Health Department building. On the fourth Friday of every month, we have a cooking
class; it’s a Mom and Me cooking class. One of the dietitians from WIC is actually
the host of it and we pick out a different recipe each month. We shop for all of the
ingredients and then we set up the kitchen with aprons and you can come along with your
little ones and help make us a new recipe. (Pause)
A lot of the ingredients that we use are part of the WIC food package. So, for those on
WIC, we are able to go ahead and use your WIC coupons to purchase the foods and I’ll
always send you home with a recipe and you’ll get some other good recipes to make at home
also. Today we are actually going to make a pumpkin French toast.
(Pause) Before we got started filming, I actually
already washed my hands, I cracked the eggs, then I opened up all the other ingredients
that I need. Recipe today is really easy. We only need two large eggs. I did buy just
plain large, white eggs. Then we are going to need a ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon. So I put
that right into the bowl with the eggs. And then we are also going to need a tablespoon
of pumpkin. Pumpkin has a lot of nutritional value to it. The main thing the pumpkin has
is vitamin A in it. It also has some fiber and potassium. So, it’s going to make all
kids grow nice and strong. So I am going to add that right in here to the eggs also and
that’s going to be the batter for my French toast. Now that it’s all added in there,
I am just going to whisk it all together. (Pause)
And this is one thing that kids can do on their own at home. They can mix all of this
together in one. And when we move onto the stove, that’s something that the mom’s
are going to need to help with because the kids don’t want to be messing with anything
themselves. So now that we are by the skillet, what I am going to do is put one of the bread
in the egg, let it soak in there for a little bit, just make sure that it’s nicely coated.
I am going to flip it over to the other side, get the other side nicely coated too. And
when I pick it up I am just going to let any extra egg drip off of it and place it right
on the skillet. You are going to hear it sizzling a little bit. Put the other bread in here.
Soak it really good too. (Pause)
You are going to want to cook it on a skillet that has already been pre-heated for about
two to three minutes until the sides are a nice golden brown. Anything that the egg batter
has touched, you do want to put in the sink and not use again because it does have that
raw egg on it. So just make sure you cook it until it is lightly golden brown.
(pause) So this is what the final product is going
to turn out to be. I did use the whole wheat bread, pumpkin, eggs, and cinnamon in the
batter and then instead of syrup which is a lot of sugar in there, they add in a lot
of the high-fructose corn syrup too, I just have sliced bananas on the side or you can
you go ahead and put it right onto the French toast and it still gives it that sweetness.
You can also put different fruit on there like strawberries, peaches, and other type
of fruit and give it that same sweetness without using that syrup in there for the kids.