Archive for October, 2011

Halloween Food for Elders

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Food Ideas for Halloween

Halloween means the fun ideas just keep coming. The Idaho Potato Commission has an impressive number of recipes to elevate the humble spud.

Halloween mashed potatoes

While browsing options on the commission’s web site recently, I fell in love with this cute idea to turn mashed potatoes into ghosts with olive eyes. Peas, often a less favored vegetable among kids, might go down more easily as another option for the ghosts’ eyes. Assemble a plate filled with mini ghosts, and the evening’s pea consumption total could even hit six to ten.

And don’t stop with ghosts, think of other mashed Halloween characters who could be made even more monstrous with mounds of vegetables.


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List of Best Nursing Homes in California

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Best Nursing Homes in California

All of the homes shown received 5 stars, the highest overall rating, from the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A facility’s overall rating is geared to its performance in health inspections, nurse staffing, and medical care. Homes are ranked in tiers according to their star ratings in the three individual areas. Within each tier, the order is alphabetical.


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