Family and Consumer Science News – June 29, 2020

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Run Franklin County

Franklin County Parks & Recreation presents 50K (31 miles) virtual run and walk. Register by July 10th.

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Faithful Families Virtual Walking Challenge

Way to go! During this last week, think of ways to keep up the good work even after the Walking Challenge is over by continuing to use the tips you have learned along the way.

Faithful Families Newsletter week 4

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Free Family Fun Packs for Financial Education at Home

Are you looking for fun ways to teach your children about personal finance? Looking for some activities your children can do on their own and others you can do as a family?

This Family-At-Home Financial Fun Pack is a curated set of materials from the Council for Economic Education (CEE) and a few of its friends that we think are well suited for families to enjoy on their own.

You will find family activities, games, worksheets, and suggested books for your child or anyone sheltering together to enjoy and learn from. You can easily select activities to help your children acquire the tools to live a life of opportunity – and have some fun along the way.

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COVID-19 Preventative Measures
Cloth Face Coverings Top Tips

Cloth face coverings can be an effective way of preventing spread of infectious diseases. Cloth face coverings are used over the mouth and nose of a person who is or might be infected to catch particles from a cough or sneeze. Wearing a cloth face covering can decrease risk but does not provide complete protection. Other risk reduction measures should also be followed, like physical distancing, hand washing and hand sanitizer usage, and avoiding touching eyes, mouth and nose.

COVID-19 Face Coverings Tips

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Recipe: Crisp Skinned Chicken

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In this recipe a simple mixture of garlic, dried herbs, and lemon juice adds a lot of flavor to the chicken. After you toss the chicken with that mixture, the oven does the rest of the work. You start baking the chicken skin side down, then flip it to skin side up halfway through. This way, the fat from the chicken skin renders during the first part, and the direct heat of the oven gets the skin very crisp during the second part. You can easily cut this recipe in half, but if you make the full amount, leftovers will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 4 days.


1 tablespoon olive oil; 2 garlic cloves peeled and sliced; 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, thyme, or basil; juice and grated zest of 1/2 lemon; 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt; 1/2 teaspoon black pepper; 2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 6), trimmed of fat and patted dry with a paper towel


1. Turn the oven on and set the heat to 425 degrees.

2. Put all the ingredients except the chicken in a large bowl and mix well. Add the chicken and mix until well coated.

3. Place the chicken skin side down in a single layer in a large ovenproof skillet or baking pan. Put the chicken in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

4. Take the skillet or baking pan out of the oven and use tongs or a spatula to turn the chicken over very carefully, so the skin is on top.
5. Put the skillet or baking pan back in the oven and bake until the chicken is well browned and crisp, about 30 minutes more. Serve right away.

* NOTE: When handling raw chicken, it is very important that you wash your hands well after you touch it, before you touch anything else.

Happy 4th of July

It is always important to follow good hygiene practices when handling or preparing food for yourself and others, whether you are grilling, having a summer cookout or backyard BBQ.

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Written By

Dominque Simon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDominque SimonArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences - Food- Safety, Health and Nutrition Call Dominque E-mail Dominque N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center
Updated on Jun 29, 2020
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