October 08, 2015
The holiday season is almost upon us. Are you ready? It is going to be a hectic run of parties and events-starting with Halloween and running all the way through to New Year’s Eve. It seems like you hardly even have time to catch your breath following one party before it is time to start preparing for the next. So what are the best ways to make it through the exhilarating yet brutal months to come?
This is going to be a marathon, not a sprint! The last thing you want to do is to waste all your energy and enthusiasm on the first party you are going to throw. Halloween is a great opportunity to show off your creativity and imagination, capitalize on those things rather than extravagance. On November 1st, take it easy. You will have earned it. Embracing simplicity in your week to week cooking before Thanksgiving. See these weeks as a chance to recharge your batteries before the real gauntlet begins.
Preparation Saves Time
As the saying goes, “a penny now is a dollar later.” Making it through the holiday season with your skin, and your sanity intact, is all about preparation. Plan out your menus well ahead of time. Do your shopping early. Put in a few hours the day before Christmas or Thanksgiving to do some precooking. This will save you hours on the day of a big event. Oh, and prep your family. Soon it is going to be time for them to lend a helping handing. Conscription feels gentler when a young kitchen soldier sees it coming. Organization is another important aspect of preparation. Preparation will also grant you some much needed, and much deserved peace of mind.
Pace and preparation will help you get the most out of the rough and rowdy holiday calendar. The holiday season is all about enjoying friends and family and soaking up these special times that make life so great! Hopefully these few tips will help you enjoy the season to its fullest.
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