FCS May 2023

FCS May 2023

FCS May 2023

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Homemaker Newsletter - May 2023

Thought of the Month:  “Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” — Gilda Radner
Roll Call:  In May, we celebrate mothers. Share a favorite Mother’s Day memory.

Updates from the Homemaker Council

Shaking Up Shakertown?
The Homemaker Council is interested to know if Homemakers are interested in traveling to Shakertown as a group this fall. Please call the office and let us know your thoughts!

Homemaker Council Meeting:  May 22 @ 5 PM  Please plan to attend the May Homemaker Council Meeting on May 22nd @ 5 PM.

Cookie Decorating Class Part 2, May 18th @ 10 AM
Homemakers have a second chance to do a cookie decorating workshop! The class will be on May 18th from 10-12 PM. Call to RSVP, space is limited.

Russell County Homemakers Annual Meeting - June 27th @ the Russell Springs Community Room

Please mark your calendars for the annual county homemakers meeting. The date is set for Tuesday, June 27th. Registration will start at 4:30, and the meal will be served at 5 PM, catering will be by Sherry Daniel.  The deadline to register for the annual meeting is June 16th @ 12 PM. There will be a Silent Auction and Door Prizes! Please plan to attend our meeting!  The theme for this year's meeting is Nautical/lake themed.

Homemakers On the Go Meeting
The Homemakers on the Go invite you to join them on May 17th to explore Danville, KY! They will be eating at The Cattleman's Steakhouse in Danville.  All homemakers are welcome to attend. Interested parties can meet at the Extension Office on May 17th @ 9 AM.  Please call the Office to RSVP by Tuesday, May 16th.

Sewing & Buttons
The Master Clothing Volunteers visited the Fashion Marketing class at RCHS to teach basic sewing skills to students.

Keep Your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy Updated


Everyone should review their homeowner’s insurance coverage annually.  This is important because it helps you understand your policy and what it covers. Often flood or earthquake insurance is sold separately and is not covered under a standard home insurance policy. Talk to your insurance agent to make sure your home and property are insured at 80% of their current replacement cost. You also want to make sure detached structures are properly insured, as well as particularly valuable belongings such as jewelry or electronics that may have a specified dollar limit. Review your policy and ask for clarification about any wording, disclaimer, or fine print you don’t understand.

In general, a standard homeowner’s policy is based on the value of the main house. For insurance to provide coverage for a complete loss, the amount of the policy should be for at least 80% of the home’s value. A house is typically insured at 80% of its current replacement cost.  Replacement cost is simply the amount of money it would take to rebuild a similar home based on today’s construction prices. Unfortunately, if you bought your homeowner’s policy several years ago and have not updated the policy amount, or do not have inflation protection as part of your policy, you may be underinsured. This is because construction prices have increased. If your home is insured for less than 80% of the replacement cost, you may receive a prorated or reduced amount on claims you file if your home is severely damaged or destroyed. The difference between the replacement cost of repairs and the amount you receive from insurance will be an out-of-pocket expense.

Protect your home and your finances by updating your homeowner’s insurance annually and after any major renovations

Mozzarella Basil Chicken with Roasted Grape Tomatoes

S E R V I N G S : 4 S E R V I N G S

Source: A Kentucky Proud Recipe


  • 4 (4 ounce) boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup lite balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • 12 large fresh basil leaves
  • 2 ounces low-fat skim mozzarella cheese, cut into four slices
  • 2 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Place chicken breasts into a 1 gallon zip close plastic bag. Pour 1/4 cup of dressing over chicken. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Remove chicken breasts from marinade.
  4. Discard bag and marinade.
  5. Make a deep slice into one long side of each chicken breast half, being careful not to cut through to the opposite side.
  6. Fill each chicken breast pocket with 2 basil leaves, 1 slice of mozzarella cheese, and two grape tomato halves.
  7. Place chicken on one side of rimmed baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray; and tomatoes to the other side of baking sheet.
  8. Sprinkle each breast half with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese.
  9. Bake 30 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  10. Cut remaining basil leaves into thin slices and toss with remaining dressing and roasted tomatoes.
  11. Serve chicken topped with tomato mixture. 

Nutrition Information
220 calories; 6 g fat; 3 g saturated fat; 85 mg cholesterol; 720 mg sodium; 10 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 31 g protein