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Elderly Care in The Heights, TX: August 10th is S’mores Day

Fun food days like celebrating s’mores day is certainly yummy, and something you don’t want to do very often. Having a treat with your elderly loved one once in a while is good for both of you. These types of fun activities can become part of your elder care services routine. If possible, have your elderly adult help you to prepare the recipe, and then you can enjoy it together while reminiscing about childhood camping memories or something similar.

S’mores Pizza Recipe

16 ½ ounce package of Pillsbury refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough

2 cups chocolate chips

2 cups graham crackers, broken in 1 inch pieces

2 cups miniature marshmallows

Elderly Care in The Heights, TXChocolate syrup, for garnish (optional)

  • Spread out the softened cookie dough onto a lightly greased pizza pan and flatten it right to the edges.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes until it begins to SLIGHTLY brown.
  • Remove the cookie from the oven and sprinkle the top of it with the chocolate chips, broken graham crackers and marshmallows.
  • Return the cookie to the oven for 5-8 minutes until the crust looks golden brown and the chips and marshmallows are melted.
  • Allow to cool a little before serving.
  • If desired, garnish with chocolate syrup.

This giant pizza sized cookie can be cut into wedges and shared with a few people. It freezes well if you can’t get it all eaten in a couple of days. This dessert is quite rich, so don’t indulge too often!

What are some other fun activities that can be combined with this food celebration?

  • Do a jigsaw puzzle together while snacking on this special treat
  • Use this as part of a backyard picnic
  • Invite a few friends over and have a few hands of a favorite card game
  • Make a cool watermelon punch and sit outside on the porch in the evening

Watching your weight or your diet? Are you worried about eating a treat because of the calories? Here are some exercises you and your loved one can do the next day to work off the calories:

  • Take a walk around the block
  • Go swimming at the local pool
  • Do some spinning (stationary bike)
  • Dance to a few songs in the living room

Exercise is very healthy anyway, so whether or not you’re trying to work off those extra calories, indulge in some good healthy exercise as often as possible, even if you don’t have an excuse!

If you have a loved one who could benefit from the help of elderly care services in The Heights, TX contact the caregivers at At Your Side Home Care. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care service. Call (832) 271-1600 for more information.

Donna Wrabel, LMSW

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