Village of Diamond

New Low Cost Morris Chop Shop Menu for 60yrs+


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Elizabeth Bowman                                                                         Dec 27, 2022


MORRIS, IL, Dec. 27 — Grundy County residents over age 60, their spouses, and caregivers are invited to enjoy special low-cost meals up to three times a week at the Morris Chop Shop, with the new “Dine Around Town” program. “Dine Around Town” is a partnership of the Morris Chop Shop with the Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association (CNNSSA). The Morris Chop Shop owners Jackie Clisham and Tim Berner will offer seven Chop Shop favorite meals, adapted to meet nutritional requirements for older adults. This special menu will be offered beginning Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

Community Nutrition Network will be open to register clients for monthly meals on pre-loaded payment cards, on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., at our office on the first floor of Saratoga Towers, 1700 Newton Pl., Morris. Those interested may also call Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association at 815-941-1590 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the week for more information. The suggested donation is $6.00 per meal. CNNSSA is a donation-based nonprofit serving those age 60 or above, their spouses, and their caregivers. No one is ever turned away if unable or unwilling to pay.

The Dine Around Town dinner menu will include delicious favorites, such as the Chop Shop mac-’n’-cheese, a tender filet with caramelized onions, mushrooms, aged cheddar, and smoked Gouda creamy pasta. The fettuccine and meatballs includes house-made meatballs, sautéed with garlic and red onions, in a demi-cream sauce or marinara with fettuccine and shaved Parmesan, with garlic French bread. Steakhouse Stroganoff and chimichurri steak will also be on the menu, along with lighter options such as the Chop Shop Cobb salad, a Caesar salad, and a roasted beet salad.

The menu will be offered on Wednesdays (4-8 p.m.), Thursdays (4-9 p.m.), and Sundays (3-8 p.m.), during the Morris Chop Shop’s regular hours. Customers are welcome to dine in or take out. All meals meet U.S. federal standards for nutrition for older adults, and the menu has been reviewed and approved by a licensed dietitian with AgeGuide, the state area agency on aging.

The Morris Chop Shop is known for preparing all meals from scratch and grilling over a real wood fire. They use only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients: fresh beef and produce, sustainably sourced seafood, and organic, antibiotic-free pork and poultry. Their chefs take great pride in their craft, making everything from scratch in their kitchen so we know exactly what is in our food – and more importantly, what is not in our food: additives, chemicals, and fillers. Cooking on a wood-burning grille and rotisserie gives a natural smoke and char distinctive to cooking over live fire.

Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association (CNNSSA) provides home-delivered meals five days a week, weekend meals, shelf-stable meals twice a year, and meals at local restaurants through special partnerships. Our local cafes in Morris, Minooka, Mazon, Coal City, and Diamond provide nutritious lunches during the week and socialization opportunities. For more information, please call 815-941-1590.

CNNSSA does not discriminate in admission to programs or activities or treatment of employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act; the U.S. Civil Rights Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Age Discrimination Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you have a right to file a complaint, dial 1-800-252-8966 (Voice and TDD), or contact the Director of Personnel (312) 207-5290.

We are funded in part by the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois and AgeGuide of Northeastern Illinois. This project was supported, in part by grant number 90INNU0039, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Funds, in whole or in part, for this publication were provided through Age Guide of Northeastern Illinois under Title Ill of the Older Americans Act as administered through the Illinois Department on Aging and the Federal Administration on Aging.

For Menu and brochure information, see links below:

Betty’s Friend-Special Menu                                   Senior Dine Brochure