With the holidays only days away, people are already starting to plan their parties. As this time of year serves as a reason to get together with many family and friends, it’s important that your house is properly prepared to entertain a larger crowd than usual.
Hosting extravagant dinners has become a typical tradition in many households, with a number of people saving their diet plans for the new year.
Experts suggest that getting ready for your holiday party can be as easy as making a list of what you need in your pantry and cooking as many dishes as possible early. This way, you won’t feel as though your missing out from your guests as you work your magic in the kitchen.
“Among the many pleasures of the holidays is food, but without prior planning holiday entertaining can be stressful,” Shirley Broussard, winner of the Daily Iberian/Cajun Sugar Co-op Cookbook Cookoff, told the Daily Iberian. “My best advice is plan ahead and prepare to cook as much as possible ahead of time for that holiday feast.”
Of course, if you are preparing in advance by making dishes ahead of time, it’s important to have a lot of food storage containers on hand to make sure that your meal stays as fresh as it would be even if it was made right before it was served.