When senior citizens are making the transition from the home that they’re used to, to a brand new living arrangement, it can be hard. The new residents will likely be scared, lost, or even depressed. There’s a lot you can do to help them feel more comfortable with the senior living facility that has been chosen for them.
You may find that some residents are more accepting than others are. Some residents may need extra patience and compassion, but they’ll start coming around. One way to focus on improving their overall experience is by serving quality food. You can help start their day off right with quality breakfast and brunch options.
Eggs are amazing because there’s so much you can do with them, and they’re very inexpensive. You can make basic scrambled eggs or loaded breakfast casseroles. If you’re serving a late breakfast, you’ll likely have some more time to put effort in to make something really tasty. Breakfast casseroles are good because they feed a lot of people and they are usually filling. Some breakfast casserole options include:
- Spinach, mushrooms, and cheese
- Panettone French toast casserole
- Lumberjack breakfast casserole
- Denver egg casserole
- Sausage hashbrown breakfast casserole
If you’re not in the mood to make a casserole, or if you just want to try something else, some other brunch options with eggs include:
- Pimento, cheese, and ham scramble
- Stewed peppers, tomatoes with eggs
- Scrambled egg tacos
- Sweet potato kale frittata
- Mexican breakfast chilaquiles
When you use eggs in your recipes, you need to ensure you follow proper safety protocols to prevent salmonella.
Different Types of Waffles and Pancakes
Chances are, if you’re thinking about breakfast or brunch, you already have pancakes and waffles in mind. There’s nothing wrong with the classic stack of pancakes or waffles, but there’s also so much more you can do with them to mix things up a little bit. Find some quality pancake mix, or get adventurous and whip up your own. If you want to experiment with waffles and pancakes, some great ideas you can try are:
- Belgian waffles with fresh fruit and whipped cream
- Cinnamon sugar churro waffles
- Pumpkin spice pancakes
- Coconut banana yogurt waffles
- Fried or grilled chicken waffle sliders
- Oreo pancakes
- Cranberry walnut pancakes
- Captain crunch berry pancakes
If you’re cooking for residents of a senior living facility, you’ll likely need to keep things plain, but you can offer different toppings or flavored syrups to add variety.
Your brunch should also include different types of meats to add to the variety of foods you offer and to keep everyone full. Bacon is one of the most popular meats you can serve for breakfast, but you can also fry up some ham slices and/or sausages.
Quiches work well for brunches because there are many ways you can make it. You can stuff your quiche with different veggies, meats, and cheeses to make it however you want. Some popular types of quiches you can choose to make are:
- Turkey, bacon, and broccoli
- Cheddar, thyme, and pancetta minis
- Ham, tomato, and swiss
- Red pepper
- Cowgirl quiche with ham and onions
- Spinach and mushroom minis
- Caramelized onions, mushrooms, and gruyere with oat crust
When it comes to quiches, you’re able to experiment until your heart’s content to find the best flavor combinations.
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. If you’re not an early riser, or if you don’t like eating early, you can choose to make a good brunch instead. Weekend brunches are a great way to get everyone together to socialize and have a good time.