Tis the season for stress, headaches, messy kitchens and more!
Christmas and the holiday season can be more of a stress than a time to enjoy the company friends and loved ones. With that in mind, Today’s Menu would like to submit some helpful tips and ideas to ease the holiday stress this year and save you some valuable time.
Tip #1: Bake Ahead – The holidays typically means a lot of baking and can mean a lot of stress if your leave that baking to the last minute. Schedule yourself accordingly and consider getting all of your baking done on one Saturday afternoon. Plan your items, do your shopping and then turn your kitchen into a holiday baking machine!
For fun, turn on some good tunes and feel free to “sample” the good vino
Tip #2: Shop online – Much like baked goods… the holidays are most often remembers for CRAZY mall shopping days, a severe lack of parking and more full contact than a pee-wee hockey game. Consider doing your shopping from the comfort of your home. Almost everything is available online and you can save yourself a bundle with price comparison options.
Tip #3: Delegate – Shopping, wrapping, cleaning, baking, decorating… OY! There is a lot to do! Consider delegating some of your “to-do” list to others. If you have kids that are old enough, consider asking them to wrap presents and make a game of it. Same goes for cleaning!
Tip #4: Outsource – Consider outsourcing some of your meals! You’re already doing enough baking and cooking on the big day, why not take the week before (or after) off from being the family chef.
If your looking for some prepared meal options, your could always order them here
Tip #5: Take a Deep Breath – The holiday’s are supposed to be fun. Take a deep breath, step back and enjoy yourself a little. You won’t resent Christmas next year if you do!