All stirred up for Christmas
Individuals supported at Polwell Lane, Kettering, Northamptonshire, enjoyed getting involved in Stir-Up Sunday this weekend.
After receiving the recipe within the weekly internal Consensus communications the support team printed out pictures of Christmas puddings and shared them along with the recipe with individuals at their house meeting.
All agreed it would be fun, so some were supported to visit the supermarket to purchase the ingredients. On Saturday they grated and soaked the fruit overnight getting prepared for the big mix on Sunday.
All eager to get on, Christian. Leigh, Dion and Darren with a little help from support workers Angie and Lou mixed up the pudding and cooked it on Sunday. It smells absolutely gorgeous and Darren is really looking forward to the lighting up on Christmas Day.
With the ever growing following by enthusiasts for the Great British Bake Off, many individuals we support organise their own baking sessions and competitions.
In keeping with tradition, our favourite recipe was easy to make, and each service within Consensus had been sent it along with key nutritional facts so they enjoy devouring it without concern.
Stir-up Sunday is the last Sunday of the church year and the one before the start of Advent. In years past, when most families made their own Christmas pudding, it was the traditional day for everyone in the family to take a turn at stirring the pudding mix, while making a wish.
Our support teams actively provide support and encouragement with food preparation so that the people we support develop their knowledge and understanding about healthy eating and healthy lifestyle options. Baking presents, an ideal opportunity, helping people to improve and develop their skills, confidence and self-esteem.