News for the week of December 31st to the 6th:
New Year’s Eve found residents gathering in the Square to celebrate the end of 2017. We enjoyed ham and bacon roll ups which the residents had made, along with other munchies. We enjoyed playing games, singing karaoke and ended the night toasting to 2018. All agreed it was a great way to end the year.
[emember_protected] After the busy holiday weekend, we began the week by un-decorating the Big Yellow House. The residents were glad to lend a hand and made quick work of putting away the many decorations. After the work was done, we spent the afternoon playing bingo, one of our favorite past times.
Wednesday morning we gathered in the Square for our weekly church service with Pastor Walck. We appreciate him taking the time to come and share with us. Not only does he lead us at services, he spends many hours putting together our schedule of visiting pastors for the year. Billy Krause entertained us in the afternoon. We enjoy listening to his wonderful voice and his beautiful guitar playing.
Thursday morning found a group of ladies in the Square where we began working on our next project, making pet quilts for our local clinics and shelters. Thanks to a generous donation from a staff member, we have enough material to make several. The afternoon was spent watching the antics of Ma and Pa Kettle as we watched the movie, Old MacDonald’s Farm. Later that afternoon many gathered for our Thursday Cocktail hour. This is a great time to visit with old friends and make new ones while enjoying our favorite beverage.
Rosary and Gospel Sing a Long started our Friday. Loretta, Bruce and Kathy take time from their busy lives to share their talents with our residents. The afternoon, found many playing Dime Bingo in the Square. It is always a great way to end the week. We will be adding a new version of bingo starting in January. It is called Blackout Bingo and will be a fun way to spend our Saturday afternoons.
Everyone is looking forward to next week’s warm spell the weather man is promising, plus an afternoon of music by Peggy and Bob. In between fun, we will continue to work on our sewing and craft projects along with an afternoon at the beauty shop, and spending time at beauty boutique and getting a new coat of polish on our nails.
Here is this week’s recipe from our nursing home cookbook published in 1996. Harvard Beets: 2 cans diced beets 1(drained), ½ cup sugar, 2 TBS. cornstarch, 1/3 cup vinegar, 1/3 cup water, ½ stick margarine, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper. Directions: In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add water and vinegar. Place on medium heat. Bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add margarine, salt, pepper and beets. Gently mix and serve hot. *You may add more sugar if desired. This recipe submitted by Area Nursing Home.
Until next week, Barb Stobb, Activity Director [/emember_protected]