Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

The countdown is on!  If you aren't already in the throws-of-it, within just a few short weeks you'll be among family, friends, and food (lots, and lots of food!).

If it's your job to host any holiday functions this year, we've researched & accumulated the top 3 ways to ensure that your meal-planning is stress-free:

1.  Schedule-then-Tackle:   Make a list (or several) of everything that needs to be done; from the menu to the cleaning, by making a detailed list you'll make sure that you don't forget anything last-minute.  After everything has been listed, tackle 1 or 2  tasks daily (including food prep that can be chopped or frozen).

2.  Ask for help!  Get the kids on board (whether it's helping with the meal prep or simply dusting and putting things away) as well as your significant other.  Reaching out will ensure that you get the help you need so that you look forward to the holiday event.  If you have a friend who is hosting a party on a different night, offer to swap kitchen-duties.  If you enlist someone to always be in the kitchen making sure that food is ready and glasses are full, then it will give you time to circulate and enjoy your guests.

2.  Stay Simple:  Making a 5-course meal isn't always better (or necessarily welcome); remember that you don't need to put on a full meal for every holiday event.   Everyone loves cheese & appetizers (which means that your guests will circulate as well), and you'll "wow" your guests with your talents in the kitchen.

Have you registered for our Appetizer Workshop?  Speaces are going fast, so make sure you click on the Register tab above to reserve your spot!