A cooking class Dec. 15 on the Tahlequah Public Library provided recommendations on find out how to use puff pastry and seasoned crackers to create savory appetizers.
Jane Adams, library clerk, started the category by demonstrating find out how to combine collectively oil, spices, and saltine crackers in a plastic bag, shake gently to distribute the components evenly, and bake to serve at vacation events.
As Adams defined the logistics of rolling out the puff pastry dough, contributors talked amongst themselves and laughed collectively on the problem.
“I like spending time with neighbors, and it will get you out of your consolation zone, studying new cooking methods,” mentioned Mauri Rini, a daily attendee of the cooking lessons.
Adams mentioned she received all for cooking after taking lessons at a neighborhood faculty a few years in the past.
“I’ve been cooking for years and years, and once they requested me to do a sequence, I agreed to do the cooking sequence,” mentioned Adams.
With no oven within the library, Adams chooses recipes for the category that may be simply ready and brought residence for individuals to complete baking. A future class is deliberate for utilizing an air fryer to arrange an entire meal in a single pan.
Adams mentioned attendees like to return to the lessons to satisfy new individuals. Over the course of time, they change into mates and look ahead to seeing each other at future occasions.
NyeKeisha Marshall and her husband, Daniel Marshall, deliver their household to most of the library’s free applications. She mentioned the cooking lessons give her good concepts for meals preparation. Their youngsters take part in different lessons, just like the one which was held concurrently in one other room, whereby they created Christmas ornaments.
Cherokee Lowe, TPL department supervisor, mentioned the aim for providing these alternatives to the general public is to coach.
“That is one thing libraries have provided for years,” mentioned Lowe.
Lowe mentioned the funding comes from many sources, together with donations from the general public and native companies, Associates of the Library, books gross sales, and grants.
The Cherokee Nationwide Youth Choir will carry out later this month on the library. Musicians, akin to Mondo Phonics and Bear Creek Singers, are additionally slated to be part of future deliberate occasions.
“The acoustics on this constructing are nice, and being surrounded by books, whereas listening to the music, is fantastic,” mentioned Lowe.