Category: Dining

June 29, 2017

Cruise Theme Party

Town Center residents gathered in the Commons Room for an open bar and dance music with the June Carter and Donna Rice Band. June always comes up with fun songs, appropriate for each occasion. He loves to get the ladies out on the dance floor and always engages the audience in fun trivia, conversation and […]

June 8, 2017

Mexican Themed Dinner

Town Center residents gathered for the Mexican Pre-Party to listen to the music of the Kip Curtis Band, playing a few familiar Hispanic songs like “Vaya Con Dios,” “La Bamba,” “La Cucaracha,” “Mexican Hat Dance” and more. They also played some of the old favorite songs from the 40’s and 50’s everyone loves. Folks lined up at […]

May 9, 2017

Build Your Own Nachos

Inn residents were surprised with a “Build Your Own Nacho” bar in the dining room on Cinco de Mayo. They had so much fun choosing all kinds of toppings to put on top of the chips! There were several items to choose from…tomatoes, onions, guacamole, melted cheese, meat, jalapenos and more!!

March 2, 2017

Night Out with the Chef

Dining Services held a special “Night Out with the Chef” in February, preparing a four-course meal paired with wines. Chef Chris planned the meal which began with a salad of spinach & goat cheese and topped with a blueberry vinaigrette. For his starter, he served Brie and Plumb Purses, a flaky crust filled with Brie […]

January 9, 2017

Christmas Theme Dinner

Town Center residents gathered for the Christmas theme party and dinner the week before Christmas. They danced to the music of the Sulley and Sisson Band, singing a mixture of Christmas music, country, pop, and some old favorites from years ago. This is a band that is fun to just listen to or get up […]

November 23, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

November 16, 2016

Pasta Bar

Dining Services featured a Pasta Bar in the dining room of Town Center this last week. Our chefs prepared Fettuccine and Penne pastas, with a variety of items to add to your own dish. Sauces included Marinara, Alfredo, Roma, and Carbonara, with a selection of three meats…Shrimp, Sausage, or Chicken. Vegetables also on the buffet included Sundried […]

September 19, 2016

Town Center Goes Western!

Western was the theme of the month, as the Town Center residents dressed in their cowboy hats, boots and bandanas to dance to the country songs by The Glenn Sulley Band. It was Winsell Sloan’s birthday so he posed in the wanted poster as a mean, tough hombre, wanted for $1,000. Residents sang “Happy Birthday” as […]

September 6, 2016

August Chef’s Night Out

Town Center residents signed up to attend a special 5-course upscale dinner prepared by our own chefs. The menu began with a S.W. Caesar Salad in a Parmesan Bowl as the salad; the starter was a Crab stuffed Mushroom, followed by an appetizer which was a California Sushi Roll with Rice, Cucumber, Avocado and Bell […]

July 8, 2016

Chef’s Night Out

Town Center residents signed up for one of our special “Chef’s Night Out” events, which is offered every other month. Each meal is a 5-course dinner, including wines paired with some of the courses. The event accommodates twelve residents, first come-first serve, and an extra charge is required for this meal. The meal is accompanied […]

May 9, 2016

Town Center Residents Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Town Center residents gathered in the lobby to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Margaritas…regular or watermelon…or a choice of a non-alcoholic lime drink. Seven-layer dip, salsas, queso, and a variety of different chips were also offered…and every bite eaten by the end of the party! Spanish music was playing with residents singing “Cielito Lindo”…ay, ay, ay, […]

March 21, 2016

Irish Theme Dinner

Following the Irish Theme Party, Town Center residents and their guests continued into the dining room for a traditional Irish dinner. The meal began with a Cheddar Ale Soup, followed by the entrée which consisted of Guinness Corned Beef, Cabbage, Red Potato Colcannon, and clover-leaf Wheat Rolls. Residents raved about the meal and said the […]

February 15, 2016

Annual Chocolate Festival!

Residents and guests always look forward to our Chocolate Festival every year during Valentine’s week. Directors and associates made homemade chocolate desserts for everyone to taste, such as Chocolate Lasagna Cupcakes, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Brownies, Nutella Brownies, Chocolate Mousse Tarts with Fruit Toppings, Chocolate Dipped Pretzels, Baileys Irish Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Chocolate […]

February 15, 2016

Potato Bar

Our residents in the Assisted Living area are pictured here having fun creating their own baked potato at the Potato Bar in The Inn. Chef Chris Larkins helped the residents choose from the many different items displayed to add to their potatoes; such as BBQ Chicken, Chili, and Nacho Cheese Sauce…some fun and spicy selections. They […]

February 10, 2016

Men’s Group Pancake Supper

The Town Center Men’s Group held their annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Tuesday night…the last night of Mardi Gras and the day before Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent. The tradition began centuries ago when people removed all the flour, eggs, milk, and sugar from their pantries to begin fasting for Lent, thus the […]

January 25, 2016

Men’s Group Dinner

The Town Center Men’s Group held a Beans and Cornbread dinner Sunday night which turned out to be a huge success! The men met on Saturday to chop onions, sausage and ham. We combined all our ingredients among five crock pots which included pinto beans, navy, and black beans. We all worked adding various ingredients to each pot. […]

November 10, 2015

Donna Cooks Fried Chicken!

Donna, lead housekeeper for The Springs, had her Watermark University Class this last week. She decided to fix her favorite meal…and definitely a favorite of our residents…fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. She began from scratch and residents helped her dip the chicken in flour getting ready to fry. All the ladies shared […]

October 1, 2015

Western Theme Dinner

The Town Center Western Theme Party and Dinner started off with folks steppin’ up to the bar and dancin’ the two-step to the music of Sulley and Sisson. The band played fun songs of yesteryear…such as “Home on the Range,” “My Darlin Clementine,” and “Red River Valley”…then went on to add more recent songs by […]

September 2, 2015

Healthy Spaghetti!

This week, The Springs residents peeled zucchini and yellow squash into strips the size of regular noodles to make a healthy spaghetti. After all of the squash was cut into pasta strips, it was cooked and topped with a spaghetti sauce and grated cheese. Each resident enjoyed a bowl of the delicious pasta, a new twist on […]

August 26, 2015

Pigs in a Blanket

The Springs residents had fun making pigs in a blanket and kolaches this week. They started with crescent rolls and added little smokies and rolled them up to bake for the pigs in a blanket. For the kolaches, they added cheese…some were plain and some had the smokies in them. There were definitely a variety […]

August 26, 2015

Hawaiian Luau

Town Center residents were all dressed in beautiful Hawaiian attire last Friday night at our monthly themed party and dinner. The evening started off with an open bar and dancing to the music of The Lou Ann Rice Band, playing and singing many familiar Hawaiian songs. The band passed out song sheets to all the residents so […]

June 2, 2015

A Night in Mexico

Town Center residents enjoyed a Mexican Themed Party and the Latin music of The Lou Ann Rice Band with June Carter singing well-known songs from south of the border. Margaritas flowed all evening, as residents began to dance and show off their Salsa moves. The Mexican Theme Dinner began with a delicious chicken tortilla soup with fresh avocados […]

April 28, 2015

April in Paris!

Love was definitely in the air here at The Town Center French themed party and dinner this month. Residents danced to the music of The Silver Tops, playing several famous French songs, including “April in Paris” and many other love songs. Dancers were on the floor dancing to every song at the pre-party and enjoying […]

April 9, 2015

Fun Easter Treats!

Dining Services made some special treats for Easter and put them out in the lobbies of all the buildings for everyone to eat! Residents, associates and guests were commenting on how clever and creative they were and they all disappeared in less than an hour! The Peeps bunnies and chicks are sitting in little Twinkie cars with pretzels for steering […]

April 6, 2015

Town Center Gourmet Dinner

This week twelve Town Center residents were served a gourmet meal by dining dervices and Chef Chris. This is a new event that will be offered to the first twelve residents who sign up, every three months for a small fee, offering a special night out without having to leave the community. Guests enjoyed a cocktail […]

February 18, 2015

Men’s Group Pancake Supper

The Men were busy mixing and flipping pancakes last night at the Shrove or “Fat” Tuesday pancake supper. Celebrating the ending of Mardi Gras and the beginning of Ash Wednesday and Lent, everyone filled up on pancakes, bacon, and sausage. The men are getting to be experts at cooking, as this was their second pancake supper […]

February 2, 2015

Men’s Group Chili Supper

The Town Center Men’s Group spent the day preparing for the Chili Supper Friday night. They chopped onions, opened cans of tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, pinto beans and red beans. After combining all the ingredients in the four crock pots, they were left to cook all day long in time for dinner at 5:00pm. The men […]

January 12, 2015

WU Rum Balls with Chris

For his Watermark University class, Chef Chris Larkins taught the residents how to make their own rum balls from scratch and then roll them in either powdered sugar or chopped nuts. Chris says it is best to make the recipe 2 or 3 days ahead of time and refrigerate to let the flavor of the […]