News for the week of January 8th to the 14th:
We began the week with a visit from Leona. We always look forward to her visits and the wonderful stories.
Monday found the Green Leaf Crafters starting to work on their next project, a no-sew scarf. We cut out circles from different colored fleece. After joining the circles of colors together, they made for a very cute children’s scarf. We will be selling them at our craft sale in the fall. After lunch, some of the women braved the wintry weather for a trip to the mall. Some took advantage of the after Christmas sales and did some shopping. They enjoyed showing off their buys when they returned. Bean bag games were the afternoon activity. In honor of the Packers’ win, we used our Packer Bean bags, and they brought the residents luck as the amount of points for the game set a record high. Marlene Johnson came away the winner. After Bean Bag games, it was cocktail time with Ed Sullivan. The residents enjoyed watching his many talented guests as they enjoyed their favorite adult beverages.
Beauty Boutique started out the snowy Tuesday morning. The ladies were treated to fresh manicures and brightly colored polish. Some of the ladies choose green and gold as their nail polish choice. Bingo was on the schedule for the afternoon and all came away with bags full of treats to keep them supplied for the week.
Pastor Barker led us in our Wednesday morning church service. Everyone enjoyed his special message, and we enjoyed singing our favorite hymns. In the afternoon we gathered for Movie in the Square. We enjoyed watching John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in McLintock. All agreed the famous mud fight was our favorite part.
Our quilting group gathered on Thursday to continue work on a fleece blanket. We finished tying it, and look forward to doing another. The afternoon found us in the Square for some toe tapping music by Honey and Me.
The Catholics gathered on East for our Friday morning rosary group led by Loretta. Later in the Square we held Gospel Sing a Long. We love picking out our favorite hymns to sing. Dime Bingo was the afternoon activity and many left with a little more jingle in their pockets!
As many of you know, Colfax Health & Rehab, formerly Area Nursing Home is celebrating over 50 Years of Service to the residents of Colfax and surrounding communities. In 1996, we put together a recipe book containing recipes from residents, families, friends and staff. The past few months, I have been including recipes from this cookbook. I hope you have enjoyed the recipes, and maybe even tried some of them. This week’s recipe is a great dish to warm you on a cold winters day.
This week’s recipe submitted by Mary Ellen Mathews, former Assistant Director of Nursing, current member of Board of Directors. Chili Con Carne: 1 lb. ground beef, 1 cup sliced onions, 1 tsp. sugar, 4 cups tomatoes, 1 cup tomato juice, 1 tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. ground pepper, 3 tsp. chili powder, 1 can red kidney beans, ½ to 1 cup elbow spaghetti, 1 clove garlic, and ¾ cup diced celery. Directions: In Kettle, brown ground beef until slightly brown. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and simmer for at least ½ hour or until vegetables are done. Note: May add more chili powder to taste.
Until next week,
Barb Stobb, Activity Director