October 14, 2022
In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law a week-long celebration of the contributions and influences Hispanic Americans have made on the culture and history of the United States. This observance was expanded from a week to a month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, to begin on September 15th, which recognizes the start of the Mexican War for Independence. All US presidents since 1988 have given a Presidential Proclamation to mark this historic date.
Today, there are roughly 63 million Hispanics living in the United States, that make up 19% of the population. They come from diverse countries and bring with them unique and different cultures and cuisines.
At Rock Creek Senior Living, we will be recognizing those culinary contributions by celebrating the food of Nicaragua. The dishes we will be making are arroz a la valencene, carne asada, sop de res, platanna maduro, yuca, ensalada de repoll, Gallo pinto, Tamarindo, cacao, and Banuelos.
I chose this country because the Rock Creek sous chef is from there. She is making authentic dishes that she knows the residents will enjoy.
I learned that in Nicaragua they use different vegetables and spices than we use. I am excited to cook dishes with items like yuca and platanna.
We hope you enjoy our interpretation of these dishes and learn a little more about Nicaragua in the process!
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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