You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to cook delicious meals. Learn how to make sauces to rival your grandmother’s, discover plant-based cooking, or save time and learn how to get three meals out of a fried chicken. In September, eight fall evening culinary classes will be held at Sandhills Community College Creative Living.
Knife Skills will teach you how to reduce knife accidents by learning sharpening and cutting techniques that you can practice and use every day. Chicken wings and drumsticks are baked in class by students after learning how to properly butcher a whole chicken. This class will take place on Monday, September 19th from 6pm to 8pm and costs $75.
In Pasta Making, students mix and cut homemade pasta, learn about the different types of pasta and how to use them in cooking to make your meals amazing and well-rounded. Butter noodles in white wine and cream sauce to prepare in class. This class will take place on Monday, September 26th from 6pm to 8pm and costs $75.
In African Cuisine, students explore trendy African cuisine in hopes of finding some new flavors and dishes to surprise guests right from home. Kuku Paka or Plasas prepared in class. This class will take place on Wednesday, September 21 from 6pm to 8pm and costs $75.
Let’s Get Saucy is all about sauces. The mother sauces will be made in class, and you will also delve into the derivatives of these sauces. How and when to use which sauce and which flavors enhance our taste. Small bites to try chicken, beef and broccoli sauces. This class will take place on Wednesday, September 28th from 6pm to 8pm and costs $75.
In 3 Meals from 1 Roast Chicken, students learn how to prepare meals for the week by preparing three different meals including chicken broth from a picked carcass. You’ll make a quick chicken pizza, chicken tortilla soup, and chicken and avocado salad for a delicious lunch. This class will take place on Friday, September 9th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and costs $75.
At Detroit Pizza Making, students have the opportunity to try and make this latest trend themselves. This hands-on experience will teach students the history of the dish and how to prepare all the ingredients of pizza, from the fluffy and crispy crust to the cheesy, delicious surface. You’ll go home with satiated pizza cravings and takeaway recipes. This class will take place on Tuesday, September 13th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and costs $75.
In Plant-Based Cooking, students delve into plant-based proteins that can help satisfy your hunger and contribute to a balanced diet. Plant-based cooking can be a very healthy alternative to most diets. Let’s find out how to make it tasty and balanced. Aubergine parmesan, stuffed peppers or seasonal plant-based main courses prepared in class. This class will take place on Wednesday, September 13th from 6pm to 8pm and costs $75.
In Hand Pies/Empanadas, students learn how to make these little treats. You will prepare a hearty empanada with ground beef, vegetables and cheese filling. Then make a sweet and easy apple pie. No matter what you call them, they’re a handful of delights. This class will take place on Monday, September 19th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and costs $75.
There are still places available for these courses and no registration is required. To enroll, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg. Pre-registration must be made two days before the start of the course.
Continuing education courses begin throughout the semester. New and returning students do not need to apply to the college, just register for classes.
An eight-week session of the fall semester curriculum begins on October 12. Tuition is offered online and in hybrid instructional formats, and takes just eight weeks to earn full credits. All information can be found at www.sandhills.edu/eight.
New students taking curriculum/college credit courses must apply before registering. Sandhills has an open door policy, which means that all applicants are accepted. On www.sandhills.edu, freshmen can find the application at the top right. Returning or current students can register via self-service on MySCC.
Sandhills has an After-School Boys and Girls Club program from 2.30pm to 6.30pm for Kindergarten through 5th graders, ideal for parents/guardians taking SCC courses. Homework and dinner are included. The cost is $40 per child per year. In addition, there will also be a two-week pilot beginning August 15 for a 6-9pm drop-in club for children of parents/guardians attending evening classes at SCC. Dinner is provided for the children. If the pilot proves successful, the partnership will expand into a fall program aligned with multiple SCC course offerings. All information can be found at http://www.sandhillsbgc.org.
CCP classes for high school students
Local high school students can take classes at SCC as juniors and seniors. Those who successfully complete the required number of CCP points qualify for the Sandhills Pledge. This program offers two full years of instruction immediately after high school for free. All information can be found at: www.sandhills.edu/admissions/sandhills-promise.