Canapés and Cocktails

We love a good cocktail party and so will you! Our nifty nibbles and classy cocktails will get your party started in no time. Let us teach you how to prepare three unique canapés along with a signature cocktail. Choose from one of three different themes: Classic Rat Pack, Tiki, or Fondue! Soundtrack for the evening will be provided. Period attire is always recommended. 

Instructor: Christy Mershon 
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $59

Christy Mershon is the Assistant Director of Extended & Continuing Education and has an extensive background in educational programming.

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An Evening of Wine and Chocolate

Ever since the first grape was picked and the firstcacao bean harvested, chocolate and wine were meant to be together… just like the perfect romantic pairing. Grab your sweetheart and join us for an Evening of Wine and Chocolate.

Instructor: Suzanne Vanderfeen
Date: Friday, Febraury 7, 2014 from 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $69.00/person or $99.00/couple

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Homebrewing Made Easy: Making Your Own Beer at Home

This class will teach you how easy it is to make your own beer at home. Participate in the art of home brewing as you learn the skills and techniques to brew your own beer in your own home. You will learn the specifics about how malt, hops and yeast affect beer flavor, also about the basic equipment needed to brew at home, and how to properly sanitize and use your equipment.  The course will cover how to set up the brewing area, along with basic beer styles and how to brew beer using malt extracts.  Soon you will know how to bottle your home brewed beer!

A light lunch will be provided.

Instructor: John A. Huber
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 8 a.m. -4 p.m.
Fee: $69.00

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Not Your Mama's Casserole Swap 

The casserole is making a comeback! Pinterest and other websites have brought back the art of one-dish meals with a “cook once and eat for a week flair”…but let’s face it casserole fans, the idea of freezing make-ahead meals for a busy week sounds pretty much like a second job. Why not turn this potential chore into a party extravaganza by inviting friends over to sample and swap frozen casseroles? The Casserole Swap is a novel way to save time, save money and add some excitement to your dinner preparation. In this workshop, we’ll cook up a sampling of casseroles and provide you with all the tools and recipe suggestions for creating your own future swaps with friends!

Instructor: Christy Mershon
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 1-4 p.m.
Fee: $59 (Includes all ingredients)

Christy Mershon is the Assistant Director of Extended & Continuing Education and has an extensive background in educational programming.

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Pasta Made Healthy, 3 Ways!

Don’t let food allergies or sensitivities cause you to give up your favorite dishes. You’ll find no gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, or tree nuts in this class as we take on your favorite comfort pasta dishes, without the regret or upset stomach! Demo will include cooking instructions and recipes for healthy, allergy friendly versions of the classic spaghetti and meatballs, chicken alfredo, and a spicy Cajun jambalaya pasta! 

Instructor: Morgan Henley
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 1-4 p.m.
Fee: $59

Morgan Henley is a 2012 Southeast Missouri State University graduate with a Bachelor's degree in art and a passion for helping others find health and happiness. Her minor in nutrition got her started on her current journey to create a career for herself surrounding this passion. She is currently studying to become a certified personal trainer and is developing her skills in the kitchen to create healthy, practical, and delicious meals. Her philosophy includes making small, simple changes to become healthy, while enjoying the process every step of the way. Happiness is a journey, not a destination, and being healthy allows us to fully enjoy that journey. 

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Sukiyaki a la Saffron

Sukiyaki is a popular Japanese one-pot meal which is usually cooked at the table as you eat. The word "yaki" means "sautee" or "grill" in Japanese. The word is used because meat is sautéed in a hot skillet….typically done right at your own table! Meat slices and ingredients are simmered in soy-sauce based soup. In different regions of Japan, sukiyaki is cooked differently. Join Bryan Suntrup, manager of Bistro Saffron, for an exploration of this savory and social meal and the traditions and recipes associated with it. Experience the taste and culture of Japan during this fun evening workshop.

Instructor: Bryan Suntrup
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 6-9pm
Fee: $65

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Taste of Italy "On The Hill" Tour, St. Louis Missouri 

Come sample Italian Wines, Cheese and Volpi's dry-cured meats. We will visit Di Gregorio and Urzi's markets then lunch at Rigazzi's, The Hill's Oldest Restaurant founded in 1957! While exploring The Hill we will visit an Italian bakery and Gelato Di Riso which serves authentic Italian Gelato with luxurious texture and sensational flavors! See childhood homes of sports legends like Yogi Berra, Jack Buck and Joe Garagiola. Even catch a game of Italian "Bocce"! Along the way will be a tour St. Ambrose Church and Herbaria, a soap making shop.

Coolers with food and beverages are welcomed on the bus. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Instructor: Suzanne Vanderfeen
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fee: $99.00 (includes wine and food samples)

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Continuing Eduation
One University Plaza, MS 0130
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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