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Corned Beef & Cabbage

MediLodge of Plymouth would like to wish everyone a safe and happy St Patrick’s Day with this wonderful recipe.

Corned beef and cabbage is a favorite Irish recipe that many people make and enjoy during their St. Patty’s Day festivities. Simple and easy, since it can made in a crock pot in the morning and it’s ready for dinnertime. For a heartier and more colorful meal , add potatoes and carrots to the recipe.
Ingredients:
• 1 (3 to 4 pound) corned beef brisket
• 1 onion, halvedcorned beef
• 2 ribs celery with tops
• 1 carrot, peeled
• 2 bay leaves
• 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
• 2 cloves garlic
• 4 to 6 new potatoes, peeled and quartered
• 4 to 6 carrots, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
• 1 medium head cabbage, cut into wedges
Preparation:
Cover meat with cold water and add onion, celery, 1 carrot, bay leaves, pepper and garlic. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer about 3 hours or until meat is tender. When a fork can pierce the meat easily, it is done. Leave in broth for an additional hour. Remove meat from broth. Boil potatoes, remaining carrots and cabbage in corned beef broth until tender, about 10 minutes. When vegetables are done, serve on plate with several slices corned beef on top of vegetables.

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What’s Thanksgiving Without Pumpkin Pie?

MediLodge of PlymouthMediLodge of Plymouth loves pumpkin pie, standard fare at most Thanksgiving feasts. Many of us look forward to eating it for dessert once a year. However, if you are tired of that thick, sweet piece of pie at the end of this already-filling meal, consider some interesting alternatives.

Pumpkin is a very nutritious fruit — not a vegetable as most of us believe. Its scientific name is “cucurbita maxima,” which reflects the possibility of its “maximum” size. In fact, The World Pumpkin Federation reports the largest pumpkin ever grown weighed more than 1,000 pounds! There are about 26 varieties of pumpkin, ranging in color from bright orange to pale yellow and green.

You can find pumpkin mixed into soups, salads, main dishes, desserts (other than pies) and even drinks. Here are a few different ideas to get your culinary juices flowing: pumpkin soup, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin-chicken chili, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin muffins, scones, cookies, bars and breads, pumpkin butter, pumpkin-pecan cheesecake, pumpkin beer, pumpkin fudge,and pumpkin creme brulee. Recipes for these and many other pumpkin dishes are plentiful and readily available at your favorite online recipe site when you put “pumpkin” in the search box provided by the site.

MediLodge of PlymouthIf you want to start a new pumpkin tradition, roasted pumpkin seeds are easy-to-make and not as time-consuming as baking a pumpkin pie. It is a fun multi-generational activity which can be enjoyed by children all the way up to senior citizens as your Thanksgiving Day unfolds. Here are step-by-step directions: Rinse the seeds in cold water and remove the pulp and fibers, then drain and blot dry. Coat the pumpkin seeds with melted butter or vegetable oil and sprinkle lightly with salt or your favorite seasoning. Spread them on a baking sheet and roast at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. One four pound pumpkin will yield approximately two cups of seeds. If you roast some of the seeds and plant others, next year you will have your very own pumpkin patch. Then you can select from pumpkins you have grown for use in recipes, thereby starting another tradition for you and your family!

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November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

medilodgeMediLodge of Plymouth provides specialized, compassionate care for guests diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The difference between the two? Essentially, they’re the same thing. Dementia is the more-generalized term for senility or memory impairment; Alzheimer’s is the most prevalent and serious form of dementia. The actual cause of the disease is still unknown but here are the most common symptoms of the Alzheimer’s:

Impaired memory and thinking:

The person feels difficulty in remembering very common things like his personal information, such as his place of birth or his occupation.

Difficulty in performing familiar tasks:

The person with Alzheimer’s disease feels to have difficulty in performing his daily tasks i.e. eating, dressing, showering, etc. A person who prepares a meal may forget to serve it or even can’t remember whether he has prepared it.

Problems with communication:medilodge

The person gradually feels difficulty in recalling words or understanding the meanings of common words.

Disorientation and confusion:

Patients may get lost in his own familiar place. Recognizing familiar places and situations becomes impossible for them. They even can’t understand simple commands or follow directions.

Poor and decreased judgment:

The person feels difficulty in taking decisions. As the people affected are always in their own state of mind so they may also leave the house on a cold day without any winter garment or they may even go to the market wearing pajamas.

Misplacing and messing up with things:

The person affected with A.D. usually forgets where he has kept his daily used things, such as glasses, keys, etc. The person may also mess up with things, such as breaking glasses, damaging house hold goods, etc.

Changes in behavior and personality:

Patients have the tendency to swing their moods rapidly. The patients may even feel dramatic changes in their personality and can become fearful, angry, quiet, etc.

Become passive and lose interest:

People generally tend to become passive and show no interest in their usual activities. Extra encouragement is required to make them become active.

Alzheimer’s disease is complex, and it is unlikely that any one intervention will be found to delay, prevent, or cure it. That’s why current approaches in treatment and research focus on several different aspects, including helping people maintain mental function, managing behavioral symptoms, and slowing or delaying the symptoms of disease.

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MediLodge of Plymouth Shares Recipe for Delicious Berry Valentine Pie

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here is a recipe that is sure to sweeten your day!

berry valentine pie

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

1 (16 ounce) package frozen strawberries, thawed and drained

3 (7 ounce) cans whipped cream

1 (16.5 ounce) can pitted dark sweet cherries

1 (15 ounce) can blueberries

2 graham crackers, crushed

 

Optional: Don’t like Strawberries, blueberries or cherries? Try adding blackberries, raspberries, or grapes!

 

Preparation:

1. On bottom of pie crust, spread strawberries evenly and cover with whipped cream.

2. Spread cherries on whipped cream and cover cherries with whipped cream layer.

3. Spread blueberries on top of whipped cream and cover with last layer of whipped cream.

4. Sprinkle crumbled crackers on top of pie and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.

 

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