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January 5, 2024

12 Days of Christmas Delights at Kentridge Senior Living: A Culinary Journey

Category: Culinary

Author: Thomas Drummer, Culinary Director

‘Tis the season to indulge in Arrow’s most festive tradition, The 12 Days of Christmas. It’s time for The Kentridge Senior Living’s culinary team to get creative for each day of festivities. As residents, family, and friends join around the table. We’ll embark on a delectable adventure. It started with the iconic partridge in a pear tree and ended with the drummers drumming. Each day will be a culinary experience that truly captures the essence of the holiday season. Every unique dish tells tales of tradition, celebration, and the spirit of togetherness.

My favorite of the 12 Days of Christmas is the first day, a partridge in a pear tree. Not so much for the food but for the passing out of gifts to our residents. The most challenging of the 12 Days is coming up with five different five golden rings on day five. Making them flow with each other will be challenging but exciting.

The residents seem to enjoy the first day the most because of the gifts, and the staff enjoy seeing the residents’ happiness on this day as well. If I could make a change with any of the 12 Days, it would be the fourth day, four calling birds to a different type of fowl. We currently have chicken three times in 12 days.

Turtle Cake for two turtle doves' culinary creations

My family tradition includes 32 first cousins. We each give a $25 gift and pick names from a hat on Christmas Eve.

The culinary team is immersed in the magic of shared meals, laughter, and holiday warmth that truly brings our community together. The 12 Days of Christmas has allowed the team to explore the diverse and vibrant spectrum of flavors that make this season truly magical. Here’s to a season filled with the warmth of friendship, the sparkle of joy, and the lingering tastes of the 12 Days of Christmas. Until next year, when we get the opportunity to use our creative flare once again, “Happy Holidays!”

The KentRidge Senior Living in Kent, OH offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near University Hospital Portage Medical Center with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Sunny Hill Golf & Recreation Inc, Stow-Kent Shopping Center, Kent State Univeristy Museum, The Portage Hike & Bike Trail, and Mad Cap Brewing Company.

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