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Wacky Day for June 2nd -- National Rocky Road Day

 

Rocky Road ice cream is a delicious treat with an interesting culinary heritage. In 1929, after the stock market crash, Dreyer Ice Cream's founder, William Dreyer, calmed his Black Thursday nerves by creating the Original Rocky Road. Mixing chunky almonds, mini marshmallows and delicious milk chocolate ice cream, he created a flavor of ice cream that would make people smile during the tough economic times of the Great Depression. It instantly became an American favorite and its fame soon spread to the rest of the world.

Did you know that in Australia, people add jam to their rocky road ice cream? And in the United Kingdom, people add cherries and raisins? No matter where or how you are eating your Rocky Road ice cream, it certainly is a delicious reason to celebrate.

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June 8th Wacky Day is: Best Friends Day. Hold a activity where the residents bring their best friend or their picture(s), if they have one of their best friend. Let residents have time to tell everyone about their best friend. It might be someone in the facility, a family member, someone from their past or even their spouse. Allow plenty of time for everyone to participate in this activity. Then after your done the activity you could copy the pictures of residents friends & post them on the bulletin board for a few days.

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On June 9th celebrate the Wacky Day National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie & for Sunday the 10th it's Iced Tea Day. Two easy days to celebrate.

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Although the day is gone for this year... June 6th 1933 was when the first Drive-In Movie Theater opened in New Jersey, This would be a great time to havea discussion group with resident about the evolution of movies and movie theaters. Also, could show an classic from the 30s as an evening activity.

 

Mandy Clark

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June 14th is National Strawberry Shortcake Day:

Shortcake Sheetcake

Ingredients

SHORTCAKE

No-Stick Cooking Spray

2 cups Self-Rising Flour

2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup butter

2/3 cup milk

1 large egg, beaten

TOPPING

1 cup heavy cream

1 tablespoon sugar

6 cups sliced strawberries, sweetened to taste

 

Preparation Directions

1. HEAT oven to 375ºF. Spray bottom only of 13 x 9-inch pan. Combine flour and 2/3 sugar in large bowl; mix well. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and egg; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spread batter evenly in prepeared pan.

2. BAKE 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.

3. COMBINE cream and 1 tablespoon sugar in small bowl; beat until soft peaks form. Cut shortcake into 12 squares. Split squares; place on individual dessert plates. Fill each serving with strawberries. Top each with more strawberries and whipped cream.

TIP Shortcake can be served warm or at room temperature.

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Just a reminder about --35th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week June 14-21, 2012

June 17th Wacky Day of course is Fathers Day but it is also "Eat Your Veggies Day"

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Wacky Day for June 18th is International Panic Day. Hopefully this is a day that you will not have to use ;)

Tomorrow June 19th is Juneteenth Day.

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The Wacky day for June 21st is...... Go Skate Day. Now I don't recommend that you let residents go skating. However maybe a good skating movie with some snacks & drinks, like those you would have if you were at a roller rink, would be a great activity.

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What a sweet Wacky Day for June 22nd: National Chocolate Eclair Day:

  • Chocolate Eclair Dessert

Ingredients

 

2 individual packages graham crackers

2 (3 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix

3 cups milk

1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 (16 ounce) package prepared chocolate frosting

 

Directions

 

Line the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan with graham crackers. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Stir well. Stir in whipped topping to pudding mixture. Spread half of mixture over graham cracker layer. Top with another layer of graham crackers and the remaining pudding. Top all with a final layer of graham crackers and frost with chocolate frosting. Refrigerate until serving.

Makes 12 servings.

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Wacky Day for June 26th is National Chocolate Pudding Day -- Instead of making plain oh pudding try something else, more fun. Chocolate Pudding Shots

Combine a package of instant chocolate pudding with 3/4 cup of milk. Add 1/4 cup vodka and 1/2 cup Irish Cream, then fold in 8 ounces of Cool Whip. Put into individual serving cups, and store in the freezer until the party (I mean activity, lol) starts!

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