food

Here’s another favorite from the Senior Planet archives. Enjoy!    Hanukkah, Christmas… time to think outside the cookie jar. For the holidays, baker Norma Saulino created some brand-new treats by mixing elements from well-worn recipe cards with her own take on new favorites from the web. Gingerbread + Rugelach = Gingerugelach This idea came about while I
0 Comments
Apparently I’m not the only one who spent time in lockdown parked in front of the TV. Popcorn and binge watching seems to be the guilty pleasures of choice among the readers who commented so far.  And some of ’em get pretty darned fancy. “I love Popcorn. Sometimes it is my meal, others my dessert.
0 Comments
Senior Planet San Antonio always brings a unique South Texas flair to all its programs – celebrating loved ones with Day of the Dead events, or hosting virtual cooking classes to learn the regional recipes passed down through generations.  During Thanksgiving, members and staff alike enjoy the tradition of eating tamales at Thanksgiving.  DeAnne Cuellar,
0 Comments
Of course we’ve all, since the lockdown, been dutifully sticking to our routines, getting our daily exercise, watching our diets, taking our vitamins and engaging in wholesome activities to keep our minds engaged, right? Well…. I’ll come out and say it – as long as I don’t make a habit of it – I’ll let
0 Comments
In these stay-at-home times – where my local radio station jokes “bar hopping” now means placing a different bottle of wine in each room – many wineries have offered online tastings on Facebook, Instagram and Zoom for weeks. Many are free. You often don’t need to buy the wine to watch (but of course it’s
0 Comments
Since many restaurant dining rooms are still closed, and grocery shopping and meal planning are unappealing to many people, meal delivery services have surged in popularity for the convenience they offer. You have three main choices: restaurant delivery, cooked-meal delivery or meal-kit delivery, which includes all ingredients and detailed recipe cards. Let’s compare them by
0 Comments
Although the end (hopefully) to lockdown is almost in sight for some of us, once we emerge we’re going to find that living in pajama bottoms disguised all the weight we’ve gained by our limited activity (and unlimited fridge access). Personally, I was happy to just hold the line, maybe lose a pound or two.
0 Comments
If you want to order groceries online, know that supermarket policies for delivery and pickup vary – wildly! Here are current policies for some major chains; pay on their website by credit or debit card. We chose to use a gallon of whole milk to use for price comparisons.  Safeway Type your zipcode to see if
0 Comments
Gee, it’s 4:00 and I feel a little…peckish.  I would eat fruit but I’m all out and can’t spare the hour or so to suit up, go outside and wait on line until I can be allowed into the store…but hey, I think I still have some ice cream in the fridge… Yep, I’ve fallen
0 Comments
We put out the call and got so many responses to our Open Thread about favorite comfort foods. Some of them are pure junk food (guilty as charged, I love potato chips), but the majority were real foods with actual nutritional value…and of course they are as varied as our readers and subscribers. Soup got
0 Comments
Senior Planet is launching an “open thread” series on Sundays to bring together all our readers and solicit your input and thoughts on the different topics.  Please share your thoughts in the comments!  During this epidemic, we’re stuck at home, we can’t socialize, and we limit our time outside…but not outside the refrigerator! Many studies
0 Comments
By the fifth day of my nine-day pastel painting workshop in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, I was bushed. I decided to skip the class trip to a ranch and instead hung around town with my husband…but over the previous four days, I’d lugged all my gear out into the field twice, painted two churches,
0 Comments