Taking the time to prep your kitchen for the holidays will save time and sanity later in the month to come. Starting with basic kitchen essentials. Whether hosting a holiday is something you have done in years past, are hosting a small group this year, or just want to make the holiday extra special for the members in your home, having the right supplies and tools will ease the burden in the kitchen.
A solid set of dishes, utensils, and serving dishes is something that you can start basic and build on. A solid white is perfect to add embellishment to for the holidays but also use year round. The bread baskets are the BEST. I have a bunch of them and LOVE them for chips, breads, and even some apps.
A lot of these items I use all year long, and great investment pieces into your home for the long term.
This set of kitchen essentials is a bit more focused on certain tasks in the kitchen, but so useful. In January I am going to talk more about reducing clutter in the kitchen, but having a base of supplies isn’t something we are going to turn around and get rid of in the new year. A lot of these items, once you purchase once, they will last you years and years.
Part of being prepared in the kitchen during the holidays is having a plan when it comes to meals. I usually stick to a traditional meal plan for Thanksgiving and Christmas, recipes that have been in our families for years. But, if you are just starting or hosting for the first time, a cookbook can be a great resource.
This year as I cook I am going to try to compile all my recipes and meal plans so I can share in a more solidified way that just a vlog or IG post. In the mean time if you want to see Thanksgiving/Christmas prep from years back, I suggest you visit my YouTube Channel and search Thanksgiving/Christmas and watch through some of those.