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Crock Pot Meals For Seniors: 5 Do’s

picture of roast beef

Chuck roasts can be marinated and slow cooked to improve tenderness.

The Crock Pot, AKA slow cooker, is an appliance that some senior ladies use all the time but most of them use the range for cooking, The senior men  preferred microwaves for cooking or warming up leftovers. My research statistics came from 1 visit to a Senior Center and is not very scientific, but it got my attention. Seniors who prefer not to cook, rely upon the microwave and those who cook, like the range. So, why would we want to introduce slow cooking?  Continue reading

The Cook-In: Much More Than Taking Food Home!

Gather with friends and enjoy a cook-in event. It's easier than you think.

Gather with friends and enjoy a cook-in event. It’s easier than you think.

Our Next Cook-In will take place on October 14th at the United Church of Ferndale (WA). You can expect the usual cooking lesson and  leave with a box of sample food prepared in the class. But will there be more accomplished during the evening? Of course. and here are five benefits that deserve a huge thumbs up.

  • The FMP Cook-Ins are designed by the participants. A pre-registration questionnaire lets each person indicate preferences and recipes can be tweaked accordingly.
  • Every effort is given by the host to make sure everyone is comfortable and able to enjoy the camaraderie. fostering friendships is a top priority.
  • Participants actually do the cooking during “hands-on” lessons. They usually prepare the ingredients for their future flexible meals. They also make extra food and exchange with each other.
  • When available, natural, fresh and eco-friendly ingredients  assure that meals are healthy and tasty.
  • Leaders are trained to share not only their ideas, but act as moderator to get everyone to share their unique tips and tricks. Important discussion topics include:  nutrition, presentation, safety, budgeting, planning and total family involvement during sit-down-meals.
  • OOps..I neglected to include  that child care is provided for preschool and older.