These cool days of fall are the perfect time to prepare for the busy holiday season coming in November and December. In an ideal world and when we're not recovering from a tornado, these are some of the ways I like to prepare for the busy days of November and December:
Prepare double batches of soups and casseroles. I do this on normal evenings as I'm preparing dinner. It's easy to put the extra in the freezer for a busy day meal. Just be sure to label it. I've had a few surprises over the years. Oh my, did I say that aloud? ~smile~
I'll be sharing favorite soup recipes over the next few weeks to help you. For now, I think you'll find some lovely soups and stews on this list from my blog:
Begin now to prepare cookies for your family often. I bake a dozen for the family to enjoy now and freeze the rest for busy November and December days. I often go ahead and shape the dough into balls for easy thawing and baking right on the cookie sheet. This is a huge help when unexpected guests pop in during the holidays or you find that you need a treat to take to a gathering.
Now's the time to gather ideas and make your lists. Look at all the ideas you've come up with over the last few months. Start making lists. Think about what you'd like the next few months to look like and start breaking it all down.
Well, I've given you something to think about. Go, think, scribble a few thoughts down, and try some of my soups. Have a terrific week!
Happy at Home
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