Although it was considered by many to be a crip course, I loved Home Ec class in high school. Prior to the cooking section we studied the science of nutrition. Most of my classmates, all girls, moaned about this because it was truly academic study and not the perceived “easy class” they could sail through.
I ate it up and it became a life-long passion of mine. I am still reading and studying ever evolving nutritional science studies and how different foods, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients affect us.
Once we got into the lab (kitchen) the first thing we learned was white sauce–thin, medium, and thick white sauce, which can be the base for so many dishes. And with our white sauce, we made Chicken a la King. We served it over toast points and it seemed so fancy to me at that time.
I thought of that class when I made this. I think Mrs. Columbus would be happy with this colorful and updated version of her recipe. Read More & Get Recipe