Host your own Italian Themed Party! A fun theme day idea for nursing homes and senior care facilities.


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Barbara 17th May 2017 Recreation Coordinator
I'm new to this site and love it! I just submitted an easy-peasy cannoli dip recipe that is absolutely delicious!
Prep
10 m
Ready In
20 m
Beat ricotta cheese and cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth; add sugar and vanilla. Continue to stir mixture until sugar is completely incorporated. Fold chocolate chips through the cheese mixture.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 10 minutes.
You can use sugar cones or cannoli shells (I break them into pieces) to scoop up this delicious dip! Mangia!
karen 9th Apr 2019 Activities Officer
Barbara, could you give the list of ingredients and quantities for your Italian dip? Cheers
Barbara 11th Apr 2019 Recreation Coordinator
Well how silly was I? A recipe with no ingredients!
Canoli Dip
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 teasp vanilla extract
1 cup miniature chocolate chips (semi-sweet)

Beat ricotta cheese and cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth; add sugar and vanilla. Continue to stir mixture until sugar is completely incorporated. Fold chocolate chips through the cheese mixture.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 10 minutes.

I buy sugar cones and fill them .


https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/235797/cannoli-dip/
Solange 9th Jun 2015 Diversional Therapist
Thank you for your kind words Josephine. I am so glad the activity turned well for you. Best wishes.
Josephine 4th Jun 2015 Lifestyle Manager
Thanks Solange. Well the afternoon turned out better than was expected and some beautiful reactions from our residents, one lady who has reverted back to only speaking Italian was singing out loud which got us all in the mood. The pizza and wine went down a treat and I was able to get a DVD from the library that visited different regions of Italy. Something so simple turned out to be amazing. Lovely to get the tips from Golden Carers too. Just love this site.
Solange 25th May 2015 Diversional Therapist
Hi Josephine, what a great idea! Congratulations!
Josephine 24th May 2015 Lifestyle Manager
Thanks for these ideas. I have been able to download some Italian opera from YouTube, mainly Andrea Boccelli and will be inviting all to an afternoon at the Opera, all to dress up, turn the lights down, plus work with our chef to make mini pizza's for afternoon tea with some wine ! I am looking forward to it.
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