Resident Life
Dining and Food Services
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Food Should be Great.

Yes! Food should be great! Being great means that it must be prepared with an eye towards nutrition, and delectability. Our Executive Chef strongly believes in this balance. More than that, however, is that we consider any dietary need that a given resident must adhere to. For instance, limited sugar for a resident who may have diabetes, or limited salt intake for a resident who is retaining water. Finally, food should have a nice presentation — it should look good enough to eat.

Our Food Service department delivers on all these points. What makes the “Ballou Difference” in our dining experience is the friendliness of the staff. They get to know each resident, personally, taking into account likes and dislikes of each person.

From Our Kitchen To Yours

Chef Brian's Butternut Squash Bisque


  • 1 butternut squash peeled and boiled with water and ½ cup brown sugar.
  • In separate pot, melt ½ lb butter or margarine and sauté ½ cup diced onion and ½ cup diced celery. Slowly sauté.
  • When soft, add ½ cup flour. Mix well. Then add 3 cups hot chicken broth with ½ cup brown sugar. Mix well.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • When squash is cooked, mash or puree and add to liquid.
  • Put on heat and add milk to thin, if necessary.

Note: The brown sugar is what makes this soup. If you like it sweeter, add more!

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