Mid-Week Celebration & The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Kudos to all the walkers who participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

The Massachusetts/New Hampshire chapter surpassed its Walks’ goal and raised more than $2.16 million. Thanks to all who walked and donated!

I was delighted to join several New Hampshire staff, board members and walkers last night for a post-walk celebration. Everyone in the room has been touched by Alzheimer’s. Most has a spouse, parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle with the disease. My mother has Alzheimer’s and it was wonderful to spend time with this very upbeat group of advocates, fundraisers and caregivers.

Not just the chef for the evening, I unleashed my inner Julia and demonstrated recipes for a casual Italian feast. The dinner included antipasto platters with sausage, prosciutto, cheeses and roasted vegetables. I added my favorite Roasted Almonds and Spicy Olives to round out the pre-dinner nibblies.

Next came a salad of mixed greens with roasted butternut squash and red onion, topped with a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds and Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings. (Look for the recipe in the coming weeks. I’ll post it in time for Thanksgiving!) The main event was Mushroom Risotto. Serve it as a main course or side dish, mushroom risotto is a great dish for fall. Last but not least, everyone went home with a
Pumpkin Cupcake.

Grazie mille e buon appetito!

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I hope that you will take a minute to learn about my philanthropic project Eat Well-Do Good. The project combines food, fundraising and fun and raises money for the Alzheimer’s Association. © Susan W. Nye, 2011

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