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January 8, 2024

Wildwood Senior Living’s 12 Days of Christmas Culinary Magic

Category: Culinary

Author: Trisha Ton, Culinary Director

‘Tis the season to indulge in Arrow’s most festive tradition, The 12 Days of Christmas. It’s time for The Wildwood 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 day five and five golden rings. I love making a cornucopia of ringed foods. For me, the most challenging of the 12 Days is day 10 with ten lords a leaping. We always do beef in Wellington.

The residents seem to enjoy the Golden Rings Happy Hour the most. We have such a good time showcasing our creations. On the eighth day, for eight maids a milking is the staff’s favorite. They loved our fabulous desserts that day.

If I could make a change with any of the 12 Days, it would be day one. Christmas day is an anxious execution.

My family sings the 12 Days of Christmas while driving to Arkansas to hike the trails. One of my family traditions is Disco Christmas Eve, when we do last-minute present wrapping, wear disco-themed clothes, and dance to “I Will Survive.”

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 Wildwood Senior Living in Joplin, MO offers 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 Freeman Health System and Mercy Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Twin Hills Country Club, Northpark Mall, Grand Falls, Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center – National Audubon Society, Spiva Center for the Arts, and George Washington Carver National Monument.

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