Kitchen Tip Tuesday — Holiday Planning

by Lora on December 30, 2009 at 1:36 am

It’s been weeks since I posted to any of my blogs, but I at least wanted to get on and post this kitchen tip I came up with last week. Whenever I am cooking a big meal, like a holiday meal, I plan out all of the steps for cooking each dish, and break it down into steps. I then work backwards from the time I am planning on serving, deciding when each dish needs to be in the oven, or on the stove, so that it will finish on time. I also plan for things I need to do throughout the day such as setting the table or making tea. Every holiday I have made a chart and written everything out. This year a light bulb went off over my head and I decided to make myself a chart so that every holiday I wasn’t writing out. Here’s a picture of the chart and I have also created a pdf that you are free to download and print.


I found having this chart very useful last week and am using it to plan out the rest of this week since we will be having company and I am needing to plan several big meals. I hope that you will find it useful as well and if you think of any way of improving it, please share your ideas.

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year, and please drop by Tammy’s blog for other great kitchen tips!

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