Senior Care in Rochester, NY: Americans Love to Grill!

It’s true, Americans do love to grill! And what better time to celebrate the love of the grill than in July, which is National grilling month? Statistics show that 75% of Americans own at least one; of the families that own at least one, many of them actually own two or more! Now that’s a lot of grills. With that many grills, there needs to be an abundance of great grill recipes. This is a fun activity that a senior care service provider can put on for their elderly loved one.

Choose from these fantastic recipes and try something new today:

Grilled Zucchini

4-6 zucchini, the small 5” ones

3 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper


Senior Care in Rochester, NYWash the zucchini and remove the end. Leaving the skin on, slice each zucchini lengthwise put the olive oil into a bowl and add salt and pepper. Dip the zucchini halves into the oil mix and then grill them until crisp and tender, about 5-10 minutes. Turn half way through the cooking time.

Grilled steak strips with horseradish guacamole

6 – 8 ounce New York strip steaks

1 ½ cups steak sauce

1 teaspoon black pepper

¼ cup lemon juice

4 small avocados, peeled and seed removed

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3 tablespoons prepared horseradish

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tablespoon minced fresh dill

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Place the steaks in a large thick Ziploc plastic bag and add steak sauce and pepper. Seal the bag and let chill in fridge for 30 minutes, turning once. Remove the steak pieces from the marinade and discard marinade. Mash the avocado in a small bowl and stir in the lemon juice, sour cream, horseradish, garlic, fresh dill and Worcestershire sauce.

Grill the steaks, with grill lid down, over medium-high for 7 minutes on each side or until desired doneness is reached.

Serve with guacamole.

Grilled Potatoes

6 medium baking potatoes, sliced

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon seasoning salt

½ teaspoon paprika

¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated

6 tablespoons butter

Arrange the potato slices in an overlapping fashion on half of a 24-inch piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Combine all seasonings and cheese and sprinkle the mixture over the potatoes. Seal the foil over the potatoes and grill over medium heat for 30 minutes or until tender, turning once.

If you have a loved one who could benefit from the help of senior care services in Rochester, NY contact the caregivers at Caring Hearts of Rochester, LLC. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care service. Call (585) 245-0134 for more information.