5 Life-Saving Holiday Kitchen Hacks
Save time and effort in the kitchen this holiday season with these helpful holiday cooking hacks.
Hack your way into the holiday season with cooking and baking hacks for a stress-free noche buena. Food prep and entertaining are much easier with holiday hacks on what to freeze, what to make ahead, and the best way to prep your ingredients.
1 Cool down
During parties, keep all your drinks in a cooler. This way, you will have ample space in your refrigerator and freezer for pre-prepped salads and veggies, meats in marinade, and leftovers.
2 Wrap it up!
Speaking of drinks—did you know that there is a quick way to chill room-temperature wine quickly? Wrap a damp paper towl around the wine bottle and place it in the freezer for at least half an hour.
Use casserole dishes that can go straight to the dinner or buffet table from the oven. This saves you time and effort in both preparation and clean-up.
4 Make ahead and freeze.
Components of your mains and desserts can be made days or weeks ahead: cookie dough, pie crusts, roast stuffings, broth, and stock all hold well in the freezer.
5 Keep your recipes visible
Write down or print out your recipes on a piece of paper and tape it onto your cupboard or wall, right next to your work station. You'll have everything you need at a glance instead going through your phone or flipping through a cookbook in between food prep and cooking time.