Top Five Coziest Recipes from Our Senior Living in Mishawaka, Indiana

Delicious and nutritious warm recipes for nights in!

Senior couple preparing healthy food in the kitchen.

Cozy doesn’t always have to mean curling up in front of the fireplace on a cold winter’s night. Sometimes it’s simply embracing warmth, affection, and a good, simple life. In fact, the Danish have a word for this: hygge. This word simply means comfort. To a lot of us, comfort is found in family and friends, inviting homes, and delicious, home-cooked meals. When your soul is craving a little hygge, we highly recommend checking out some comfort food.

At our Heritage Point Memory Care & Transitional Assisted Living in Mishawaka, Indiana, your loved one can embrace the hygge feeling all year long with spaces and amenities designed to bring comfort to them every day. From our amazing sensory spas that offer a chance for our residents to center their emotions with therapies like aromatherapy, meditation, and other sensory stimulation methods, to our incredible menu of chef-created MIND diet-centered meals, your loved one’s comfort is our top priority. Since we know you can’t join us for our amazing meals every night, we thought we’d share some of our favorite comfort recipes with you. Check them out, below!

Turkey-Pesto Meatball Soup

We all know that Martha Stewart knows her way around the kitchen, and this amazing soup certainly proves it. Taking an Italian spin on a turkey meatball, this Turkey-Pesto Meatball Soup hits the spot on the rainiest, coldest day. Packed with nutrients and flavor from garlic, basil, and escarole, this is a recipe that will quickly become a favorite in your home.

Poulet Mafe

For those unfamiliar with Senegalese cooking, let us completely blow your mind. Poulet mafe is a peanut butter chicken with cabbage, root vegetables, and spicy additions like ginger and scotch bonnet chiles. While this dish takes a little extra time to marinate and cook, we think it is a labor of love that is well worth it. With complex but comforting flavors, this chicken dish should be served over rice and savored. Giving hints of umami with the fish sauce and cutting in nuttiness from the peanut butter, this dish is one for the books!

Adobo Chicken & Kale Enchiladas

Here’s something incredibly satisfying: warm, cheesy, meaty enchiladas and this adobe chicken & kale enchilada recipe from Eating Well. It offers a bit of a healthier spin on one of our favorite comfort foods. Adding in some hearty kale, the supergreen offers excellent nutritional value, and the adobo seasoning packs serious flavor. Simple ingredients and instructions, this dish comes together in 30 minutes for a quick, easy, and healthy weeknight meal that is sure to satisfy!

Slow Cooker French Chicken

Break out the slow cooker or crockpot for this delicious and impressive recipe. Invoking the warm, buttery comfort of a provincial French roast chicken, this slow cooker recipe from Taste brings the aromas of the French countryside right into your kitchen. With classic flavors like mustard, fennel, white wine, garlic, and tarragon, this recipe will fool your friends and family into thinking you cooked for hours, when in reality you used the art of slow cooking to meld all of these flavors together, with very little actual work. A favorite for sure!

Turkey Meatloaf with Hoisin Glaze

Finishing off our list with another turkey recipe from Martha Stewart, this meatloaf dish offers a unique spin on a classic with a hoisin glaze. Hoisin, a spicy sauce with garlic, red chili, garlic, and most importantly, fermented soybean, is traditionally used in Cantonese cooking and offers a twist on a staple in American kitchens. With turkey substituted for classic beef, this meatloaf is a healthier version of the classic.

The next cold, rainy evening you have, consider spending the night whipping up one of these deliciously satisfying cozy meals for you and your loved ones.

If you are interested in learning more, schedule a tour for the Heritage Point memory care and transitional assisted living in South Bend, IN.

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