What's for dinner ... on Christmas Day? Christmas Eve? New Year's Day?
The only one who should wing it when it comes to holiday meals? The turkey. Smart cooks know that a written menu plan calms chaos in the kitchen, and never more so than before a big holiday feast. A written menu plan makes it easy to spot bottlenecks at oven and cookstove, sorts serving dishes, and organizes potluck contributions.
Today, make out a simple menu plan for each holiday meal remaining in the season. It'll be your road map in the holiday kitchen:
Sure, you love the holiday season--but just not so much of it! Isn't there some way to have a simpler--but more meaningful--Christmas celebration?
If you're aiming to simplify your holidays, take time now to ponder ways to cut stress, save money and tame over-the-top traditions. Setting simplicity strategies in place now will keep you from being swept up in next month's holiday madness.
Get armed! Try these ten simple strategies to calm holiday chaos this year.
Christmas card chores can feel overwhelming if done in a big gulp by a single hand. Spread the joy with a Christmas card round robin!
Draft all family members for the job, and divide cards among them. Each member starts with a different section of the list, writing a brief greeting. When finished, hand the card along the table to the next person, who adds his or her own greeting.
Christmas music and special snacks make the effort special, and sharing makes it fun. Season's greetings!