Sally gets in the mix with Stir-Up Sunday
Sally who lives at Bannigans in Corby Northamptonshire, enjoyed getting involved in Stir-Up Sunday this weekend.
Sally loves baking but had never made a Christmas pudding before, she did all the weighing herself with assistance from support worker Abbie. Sally and fellow housemate Geraldine are both planning on staying at Bannigans over the Christmas period so she was delighted to be set the challenge of making the pudding. Geraldine said, “It smelt lovely” and both are looking forward to tucking into it on Christmas day.
The experience was right up Sally’s street as her sister is a home economics teacher and together they used to love cooking and baking with their Mum. They love to bake and get involved with creating food for people they share their lives with.
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 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.