Elder Care in Pineville NC
This week is Jell-O Week, an ideal opportunity for you to make this fun and tasty treat a part of your regular elder care routine with your aging loved ones. Jell-O is not just inexpensive and delicious, but it is also a fantastic way to get some extra hydration into your seniors while also filling them up without a large number of calories or any fat. This makes it one of the most effective ways to snack to feel satisfied and indulge your sweet tooth when you are trying to help your parents cut down on their calorie intake and shed extra pounds.
Jell-O has somewhat of a reputation for being a boring dessert or snack, but there are so many fun things you can do with it, there is no reason that you have to have the same treat twice much less get bored with it at all. Try some of these ideas, and share them with your parents and their elderly health care services provider so that they can make them together, for fun and surprising snacks and desserts for your Jell-O Week celebration and throughout the rest of the year:
• Cherry Coke. Change up the flavor and the texture of your Jell-O with a treat reminiscent of soda shops by trading out the cold water for an equal amount of cold cola when making your cherry gelatin. You can do this with a wide variety of flavors, including using lemon-lime soda to add deep flavor and a bit of sparkle to your lemon or lime gelatin.
• Creamy gelatin. Make a thick, creamy mold by using sweetened condensed milk and unflavored gelatin, pouring it into your mold, and then embedding squares of any color of translucent, set Jell-O to create a flavorful and brightly colored dessert. Try getting creative by embedding different shapes into your creamy gelatin.
• Glowing treats. Make your treat also a science experiment by using a cup of tonic water in place of the cold water in your Jell-O recipe. You may also want to add a few extra sprinkles of sugar to the gelatin to counteract the bitterness from the quinine. Once it sets up, use a black light to make the treat glow.
• Jell-O twirls. Create sweet and creamy treats that are as cute to look at as they are tasty to eat. Combine one 3-ounce package of your favorite flavor of Jell-O with 1/2 cup warm water until dissolved. Add 12 large marshmallows and microwave for 1 minute, stir, and microwave again for 1 1/2 minutes until the marshmallows melt. Whisk in completely and pour into an 8-inch square baking dish. Once set, remove from the pan and roll up tightly before cutting into spiral slices. The marshmallows will create a pale, creamy layer in the center.
• Root beer float. Reminisce about another tried-and-true treat by mixing unflavored gelatin into 2 cups root beer, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup boiling water, and 1/2 cup cold water. Allow this to set while making a creamy version. Melt 2 cups vanilla ice cream, mix in 1/4 cups sugar, 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin, and 1 cup boiling water, then 1/2 cup cold water. Pour this mixture into a mold or a deep baking dish and add in cut up squares of the root beer gelatin. Chill until set.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Pineville, NC, contact Caring at Heart today. Our staff will answer all of your questions about caring for an aging adult. Serving Charlotte, Statesville, Ballantyne, Mooresville, Huntersville, Matthews, Concord, Gastonia, Pineville and Indian Trail. CALL TODAY (704) 837-4564.