So whether you are preparing for an in-person or virtual family gathering, remember it’s a time to be grateful for family and friends, not stressed and overwhelmed by all the details. Although, we’re only two days away, let’s take a few moments to answer the three most important questions:
- What is the menu?
- Who’s coming to dinner?
- Who’s cooking what? (if applicable)
We want to minimize the frustration level, especially for the hosts/cook(s), our family, friends and guests. Our key objectives are to have plenty of time set aside for our prayer of thanksgiving and to have dinner prepared on schedule. Below are a few suggestions to fine tune our preparation time and maximize our time to enjoy each others’ company.
Keep it Simple!
1. Stage your kitchen counter by having all your ingredients readily available. So, how many trips to the store do you make before dinner last year?
2. Confirm the food items that others are bringing and have extra dishes prepared, just in case.
3. Check the guest list and prepare for the unexpected. Make more food than needed, instead of less. If your gathering is virtual, you may want to have your guests to test the videoconferencing platform ahead of time.
4. Prepare to have dinner ready on time, or at least earlier, than later.
Now take a little breather before the guests arrive or the virtual dinner begins. Then be ready to greet your family, friends and special quests.
Give Thanks for His Goodness & Eat your Glorious Dinner!
Get Ready for Dessert and Coffee & ENJOY YOUR DAY!
Stay Safe and Healthy!
COVID Guidelines for the Holidays