Planning Your Holiday Dinner Menu
Plan your holiday dinner menu now so you have plenty of time to prepare. Planning ahead will help you feel in control as the holidays approach. Here are a few tasks to do over the next few weeks.
Decide on a Menu
Pull together a list of your favorite holiday dishes. Consider what you prepared last year and what you might like to add (or remove) to this year’s holiday menu.
Test New Recipes
If you plan on adding a new recipe to your holiday meal, be sure to test it ahead of time. Not only will you be able to decide if it should be included, you’ll master the timing and be able to make adjustments.
Ask Guests to Bring Items
If you’re hosting a large party of friends and family, reach out and ask guests to bring appetizers, side dishes and desserts. It will remove pressure from you and allow guests to share their family’s favorite holiday dishes.
Make a Grocery List
Create a master list of all the items you’ll need to pick up from the store. Then visit your pantry and determine what you already have.
Enjoy all the tips on the 31 Days of Holiday Organizing Tips Series below!
Looking forward to have your kitchen, pantry and meals planned and organized?
Use the Kitchen-Menus Printables Specialty Set to get your kitchen and menu organized to have time for more fun!
It’s a great value and includes all the forms you’ll need to manage your grocery shopping & food storage needs. All files are editable and can be used for years to come
Here is what you’ll get in the Kitchen Printables Specialty Set:
- Pantry Inventory
- Fridge Inventory
- Freezer Inventory
- Menu & Grocery Planner
- Grocery Shopping List
- Favorite Take-out Places – for those days you can’t or don’t want to cook! 😉
Here are some of the files included in this Specialty Set: