While the first day of Summer is recognized on June 21st, it is hard to deny that all the warm feelings of all that is Summer have arrived. June is a time of celebration for many with friends, family, churches, and neighbors. Whether you have a special trip planned or sticking close to home, we wish you all a happy Summer! 

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY FROM NHC

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than firing up the grill and treating Dad to a mouthwatering feast? This year, skip the store-bought sauces and whip up something truly special with our exclusive recipe for Tangy Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce. Packed with flavor and sure to please even the most discerning of taste buds, this sauce is guaranteed to take your Father’s Day BBQ to the next level. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup ketchup 
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey 
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 
  • Salt to taste 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all the ingredients: ketchup, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, bourbon whiskey, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, smoked paprika, onion powder, black pepper, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Whisk the ingredients together until well combined.
  3. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer gently for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens slightly and the flavors meld together.
  5. Once the sauce reaches your desired consistency, remove it from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  6. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding more salt or pepper to suit your preferences.
  7. Transfer the sauce to a clean jar or bottle and let it cool completely before using.
  8. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

ALZHEIMER’S AND BRAIN AWARENESS MONTH

At NHC, we understand the complexities and challenges that come with being a family member of a loved one with Alzheimer’sCheck out our latest blog post Navigating the Journey: Supporting Yourself as a Family Member of an Alzheimer’s Patient at Our NHC Center. We provide invaluable insights, practical tips, and resources to help you navigate this challenging journey while prioritizing your own well-being. From educating yourself about the condition to building a strong support network, prioritizing self-care, seeking professional help, and staying connected with your loved one, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Join us as we explore effective strategies and compassionate support for families affected by Alzheimer’s. 

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Happy CNA Week! We deeply appreciate our incredible CNAs for their dedication and compassion in providing exceptional care. Families, please join us in thanking our CNAs for all that they do!