January 5, 2024

Carriage Court Senior Living’s 12 Days of Christmas Culinary Magic!

Category: Culinary

Author: Julia Miller, Culinary Director

‘Tis the season to indulge in Arrow’s most festive tradition, The 12 Days of Christmas. It’s time for Carriage Court 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 ten lords a leaping, because you can use creativity and many suggestions from the community to make popcorn. For me, the most challenging of the 12 Days is three french hens on day three and ensuring the Cornish hens look as good as they taste.

The residents enjoyed five golden rings on day five the most and had different options to choose from, both sweet and savory. The staff went for eight maids a milking with all the different types of milkshakes we create on day eight.

If I could make a change with any of the 12 Days, it would be a partridge in a pear tree. At times, I’m going to drastically mess something up, whether it’s the appearance or taste.

This is my first year working the 12 Days of Christmas as Culinary Director, but I’ve been with Carriage Court for long enough that the residents and staff have become my “extended family.” I’ve incorporated my family traditions by including my children and grandchildren in the community’s fun and festivities.

My children started this tradition many years ago when they were younger. On Christmas Eve, I make homemade biscuits and gravy for our dinner so friends and family that stopped over could also eat, but everyone could still enjoy each other’s company.

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!” 

Carriage Court Senior Living in Hilliard, OH 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 Dublin Methodist Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Heritage Golf Club, The Market at Hilliard, Ten Pin Bowling, Crooked Can Brewery & Center Street Market , and the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center.

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