Fall is here! Pumpkin spice, colorful leaves, and cooler days make us excited to decorate and celebrate this time of year! Here are some easy crafts and recipes that people of all ages can do together! This is a great thing for caregivers to do with their clients if they have down time! Clients will appreciate your thoughtfulness and enjoy having some festive things to do!
Toilet Paper Pumpkins
Catch the full tutorial here: DIY Fall Decor Idea: Toilet Paper Pumpkins (Cheap & Easy!) (instrupix.com)
Fall Leaf Banner
All you need for this project is some fake fall leaves and ribbon. Here is the tutorial: Fall Leaf Banner - A Quick & Easy Autumn Craft to Make for Your Home! (thepurplepumpkinblog.co.uk)
Healthy Start Pumpkin Muffins
What better way to introduce fall than with some delicious pumpkin muffins! Find this recipe plus more here: Fall Recipe Ideas for Seniors | Grove Menus
Ingredients: ½ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup white sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice ¾ tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp nutmeg 1 ¼ cup pumpkin puree ½ cup milk 2 eggs ¼ cup maple syrup ¾ cup quick cooking oats
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 6 muffin cups with cooking spray. Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl until combined. Stir pumpkin puree, milk, eggs, and maple syrup into the dry ingredients until batter is smooth. Fold in oats. Scoop batter into muffin cups and bake 20-30 minutes.
Quick Ham and Bean Soup
Nothing says fall better than warm, delicious soup and cornbread. Here is an easy, fast recipe for ham and bean soup! Check it out here: Quick Ham and Bean Soup Recipe: How to Make It (tasteofhome.com)
2 medium carrots, sliced
2 celery ribs, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
4 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
In a large saucepan, sauté the carrots, celery and onion in butter until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook for 15 minutes or until heated through. Discard bay leaf.