Monday, November 24, 2014

Dress Rehersal

A few days before your holiday event gather all you dishes, platters and linens.  What ever you will use to make your holiday special.

Prep Ahead
Prepare anything that can be done in advance.  This includes food, cleaning and dress the table.
Add post it notes to platters and beverage dispensers so on the day of the event you have everything in its place and a place for everything.  Post notes also help you be able to direct others to help you. You may not want help cooking but it sure is nice to pass along other duties.

Almost all food can be made 1-3 days in advance and heated on the day of the event.

Don't be afraid to ask others to bring a dish.  Be specific so that you don't have too much of the same thing or simple write a menu and have people sign up for what they want to bring.

Sample Menu
Roasted Turkey and Mashed Potatoes-Host
Green Salad-Aunt Faith
Pumpkin Pie-Aunt Kim
Rolls-Uncle Rob
Vegetable Side Dish-Nana
Other Dessert-Aunt Tina

Many guest appreciate being guided what to bring.

Take it One Prep at a Time,
Chef Jackie

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