I used this recipe for many years while working in a Nursing Home as an Activity Director

Select one indididual with:

A caring heart

Helping hands

To this add:

2 cups love

1 cup humor

4 tablespoons understanding

1 teaspoon courtesy

And add a willingness to serve:

1 tablespoon thoughtfulness

3 teaspoons responsibility

2 teaspoons flexibility

1 pound patience

Mix well, blending in respect of their time. Sprinkle lavishly with gratitude for their availability and commitment. Place in service, well greased with appreciation and lined with friendliness. Garnish by using their name, adding "hello" and "thank you" for that extra touch. Serve to any person and they will find it an irresistible treat.

The blending of these ingredients transforms the individual, as well as the person, into a totally new creation with inexpressible joy. It is a doubly delightful and delectable experience. There is no other flavor like it in the world. it is the piece de resistance of life, one is never the same after tasting of such a loving service.


1 medium sized elephant
1 ton salt
1 ton pepper
500 bu. potatoes
200 bu. carrots
4,000 sprigs parsley
2 small rabbits (optional)

Cut elephant meat into bite-sized pieces (this will take about two months). Cut vegetables into cubes (another two months). Place meat in a pan and cover with 1,000 gallons of brown gravy. Simmer for four weeks. Shovel in salt and pepper to taste. When meat is tender, add vegetables (a steam shovel is useful for this). Simmer slowly for four more weeks. Garnish with parsley. Serves 3,800. If more is expected, add two rabbits. This is not recommended, however, as very few people like hare in their stew.


Mediterranean Chicken (baked in foil)

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 sheets (18 x 12 inches) heavy-duty foil, lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
8 sun-dried tomatoes, cut into thin slivers
2 jars (6 oz. each) quartered marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1 can (about 4 oz.) sliced ripe black olives, drained
2-2/3 cups cubed unpeeled baking potatoes
1/4 cup Parmesan and garlic salad dressing
Chopped parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to 450. Place one chicken breast in center of one sheet of foil. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon oregano. Top with quarter of tomatoes, artichokes and olives. Arrange 2/3 cup potatoes around the edge of chicken. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon salad dressing. Double fold side and ends of soil to seal packet, leaving head space for heat circulation. Repeat with remaining chicken, oregano, vegetables and dressing to make three more packets. Place packets on baking sheet. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken in no longer pink in center. Remove packets from oven. Carefully open one end of each packet to allow steam to escape. Open packets and transfer contents to serving plates. Garnish, if desired, with chopped parsley. Makes 4 servings.
*Can also be eaten from the foil to save dish washing. How to fold foil is at the right of this page.

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