We closed another chapter with the end of 2013. The New Year’s Eve meal and party was very different from any in the past here at 8559 N Line Creek Parkway, but by no means was it any less fun or enjoyable!
The evening began with a shrimp cocktail treat at dinner which was a great start! The main entrée was prime rib, which was, naturally, a big hit especially when paired with melt-in-your-mouth twice-baked potatoes and scrumptious green bean almandine. It was a fine meal to end the year. A special New York-style cheesecake rounded out the meal nicely.
There was no live band this year, but there was a great mix of Glenn Miller and more recent hits over the speakers which gave a nice atmosphere.
Residents and staff shared a few hopes and aspirations for the new year as well as releasing a few things that have been weighing us down. Some favorites were Jim Myers’s wanting a red Lamborghini while another resident thought this would be the year they would stop playing with their food.
I did my usual strutting of the “official clock”. Of course, what’s New Year’s Eve without the bubbly?! The champagne toast and countdown could be heard throughout the community! Streaming silly string and exploding party-poppers finished the evening with a bang of color and sound!
The entire staff and I were so pleased and honored to share another fine year with all the Kansas City residents. Many sentiments during and after the meal were along the lines of looking forward to this coming year with the completion of the remodeling and opening the next great chapter of good times at Primrose Retirement Communities Kansas City, and I couldn’t agree more! We are, myself in particular, all excited to get into a nice new dining room and full commercial kitchen.
Here’s to an exciting 2014! Thank you so much for allowing me to share another New Year’s Eve with you and may this year be your best one yet! Namaste!
by Chef Phillip Martin
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