Preparing Your Kitchen for the Holiday Season
With the holiday season fast approaching, our kitchens will be bustling to prepare large dinners for friends and extended family. That means more fun with all the festivities, but also more traffic in kitchen while you’re preparing food, visiting, and cleaning up. If you’re preparing your kitchen for the holiday season, here are some helpful tips for you.
Thoughts on Preparing Your Kitchen for the Holiday Season
Here’s are a few tips that can help you prepare for the busy and festive holiday season.
Organize your kitchen
Efficiency is key when cooking for big groups, and having a disorganized kitchen will slow you down. Take the time to organize your kitchen. That includes the silverware, as well as sorting your refrigerator, pantry, and spice-rack. It won’t hurt to throw out expired items, too.
Clean and check all of your appliances
Food buildup in the oven can burn off during cooking, creating unwanted odors and, in a worst case scenario, a fire. Cleaning out the oven prevents any chance of this happening. Plus, having clean appliances will always impress your guests!
Inviting family over means having kids running around the house and it’s important to keep them safe. Put away knives and keep other sharp or dangerous objects out of reach. Make sure children can’t reach anything hot, like pots freshly off the stove or oven racks or burners.
Prepare your drain
Nothing jams holiday entertainment like a clogged drain! Food preparation grinds to a hault, the dishes pile high and unpleasant odors fill the air. One way to get your drain ready for all the excitement is to treat it with vinegar (1 cup) and very hot water (1 cup) on top of baking soda. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then apply more hot water. Moving forward, remember that grease, coffee grounds and fibrous foods are among your drain’s worst enemies. Best to keep them separated!
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