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January 5, 2024

Rock Creek Senior Living’s Festive 12 Days of Culinary Tradition!

Category: Culinary

Author: Molly Seher, Culinary Director

‘Tis the season to indulge in Arrow’s most festive tradition, The 12 Days of Christmas. It’s time for Rock Creek 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 Christmas Day, day one because it’s my favorite holiday! This brings the partridge and a wonderful pear salad, for day one a partridge in a pear tree. For me, the most challenging of the 12 Days is the tuna steaks on day seven, for seven swan a swimming. As I rarely use fish like that in my cooking. 

The residents enjoy donuts the most, representing five golden rings on day five. One thing the residents love is donuts. The staff go for the chicken drummies at Drumstick Happy Hour on day 12. We all love celebrating with food at Rock Creek!

One of our family traditions is having spaghetti and homemade meatballs with crescent rolls for dinner every 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!” 

Rock Creek Senior Living in Ankeny, IA 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 Mercy One Medical Center with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Briarwood Golf, The District Shopping Center, Saylorville Lake Marina, Big Creek State Park, and Ankeny Community Theater.

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