Jesse Miller from the U of I joins us to talk about MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat) and how the heating element inside each one works to serve hot and ready meals to our military.
A great meal for grilling weather with a cocktail recipe to go with the summer theme. cocktail rosemary honey lemonade rosemary infused simple syrup ( 2 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 sprigs rosemary , simmer and let set ) 7 lemons 1/2 cup illini honey water vodka Tarts crusts...shortening , flour ( or pre-made ) filling...1 cup ricotta, 1 egg ....caramelized onions cooked in bacon drippings, crispy bacon, Parmesan cheese Steak marinade of sweet soy...grill.. bake till desired doneness peaches, sliced dipped in sugar and broiled ... finish cooking peaches ( while roating steak ) , last minute top wit blue cheese slice steak and serve with the blue cheese topped peaches Transcript: ( cocktail rosemary honey lemonade rosemary infused simple syrup ( 2 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 sprigs rosemary , simmer and let set )7 lemons 1/2 cup illini honeywater vodkaTarts crusts...shortening , flour ( or pre-made )filling...1 cup ricotta, 1 egg ....caramelized onions cooked in bacon drippings, crispy bacon, Parmesan cheeseSteakmarinade of sweet soy...grill.. bake till desired doneness peaches, sliced dipped in sugar and broiled ... finish cooking 3 peaches ( while rotating steak ) , last minute top wit blue cheese slice steak and serve with the blue cheese topped peaches
Some wines and sausages for your 4th of July celebration.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- An area businesswoman took a class about farming a few years ago and now she's using those skills in her life.
Update: 4:06 pm, 5/27/14, Tuesday SAVOY -- An area non-profit got a sweet boost after the holiday.
CHAMPAIGN -- One in eight people in the state go hungry. That includes some people you might not expect. That's where Food for Seniors comes in.
Our expert trims calories and fat from this rich Mother's Day breakfast option!
SAVOY -- An area church is making sure people in the community don't go hungry.
Web extra - What to watch: Health Claims on Food Labels
CHAMPAIGN -- Looking for a reason to try a new restaurant? Here's your chance.
RANTOUL -- A man and his family rely on food pantries to eat, but pantries rely on you to stay stocked.
GIFFORD -- Volunteers are cutting back on serving meals, but it's not because of a shortage.
URBANA -- All the fixin's for a traditional Thanksgiving meal are going out to those in need.
GIFFORD -- Workers and volunteers were out in full-force around town Tuesday.
Update: 4:50 pm, 11/12/13, Tuesday BEMENT -- A Piatt County community has donated hundreds of pounds of food for the hungry.
CHAMPAIGN -- Food pantries may have to pick up the slack after government cutbacks.
SPRINGFIELD -- Almost 50-million people in the country rely on federal help to feed their families.
CHAMPAIGN -- Kindergarteners from area schools spent the day learning where their food comes from.
Update: 6:07 pm, 10/15/13, Tuesday NATIONAL -- U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis (R) will serve on a committee working on finalizing the farm bill.
URBANA -- An area florist encourages you to be a good neighbor.
Weight Watchers shares some great 5 Minute Meals to help the family on the go!
Laura Ingles previews the 2013 Arthur Cheese Festival
Maura from Christie Clinic gives the school lunch a boost.
SPRINGFIELD -- All week long, you've seen the various things you can do at the fair. Now, it's all about food.
SPRINGFIELD -- We're here with Jim Painter for "SNAP" advice on digging in when it comes to taking tastes of fair food.
URBANA -- Little chefs are learning to make and eat healthy foods. It's part of a program at Common Ground Co-op.
CHAMPAIGN -- People got to sample all kind of flavors this weekend.
SPRINGFIELD -- Farmers markets during summertime are the place to be in Illinois. Now, thanks to a push by Governor Quinn, more Link Card holders can visit these markets to buy locally-grown produce.
ST. JOSEPH -- It's the time of year when WCIA-3 News travels around Central Illinois making your town Our Town.
DANVILLE -- Post offices all over the country were busy collecting mail as well as food Saturday.
DANVILLE -- More than 3,000 people celebrated agriculture's impact on our lives.
URBANA -- The shelves are stocked at the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.
DANVILLE -- Students are cooking up a storm trying to make enough to feed hundreds of people at this week's NJCAA Basketball Tournament.
URBANA -- A donation counting into the thousands will help feed the hungry in Central Illinois.
URBANA -- The first ever Restaurant Week kicked off Monday.
CHARLESTON -- More jobs are coming to Coles County.
CHAMPAIGN -- People are being encouraged eat outside of the box as Restaurant Week kicks off around the city.
CHAMPAIGN -- Fall is coming to a close and a local farm is giving its leftover crop to a good cause.
CHAMPAIGN -- A former client of the Eastern Illinois Foodbank joins us now.
URBANA -- People are reaching out to help neighbors in need.
NORMAL -- There's a growing movement where people are drastically cutting their grocery bills.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's the first day of business for a new Hardee's Restaurant.
Nothing calls for soup like a chilly and wet Fall day!
CHAMPAIGN -- Hundreds of kindergarteners spent the day at college.
CHAMPAIGN -- An internationally-acclaimed chef gave people a cooking lesson.
URBANA -- One group is calling for clearer information on foods to make sure all genetically-engineered foods are labeled.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Eastern Illinois Food Bank brought a new meaning to multitasking Saturday.
DANVILLE -- People are gearing up for a brand-new celebration this weekend.
URBANA -- More students will have access to healthy food this school year.