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January 8, 2024

12 Days of Festive Culinary Magic at The Wellington Senior Living

Category: Culinary

Author: Cruz Meza, Culinary Director

‘Tis the season to indulge in Arrow’s most festive tradition, The 12 Days of Christmas. It’s time for The Wellington 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 1st day, partridge in a pear tree. I served pear, caramelized onion, and blue cheese pizza and was curious to see how popular it would be. Not very; however, some did try it and enjoyed it. For me, the most challenging of the 12 Days is the fifth day, five golden rings. I had to make a lot of stromboli, which is tedious work.

The residents seem to enjoy the 8th day, eight maids a milking, with all the crazy milkshakes. They liked those. The staff takes great pleasure in each of the 12 Days.  

Growing up, we ate tamales for everything. Our family tradition is to do Chinese takeout on Christmas Eve, which allows time to finish prepping for Christmas dinner and wrapping last-minute presents.

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 Wellington Senior Living in Liberty, MO offers senior villas, 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 Liberty Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Shoal Creek Golf Course, Historic Downtown Liberty, Stocksdale Park, and Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary.

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