Preparing Your Kitchen for ChristmasLee Johnson
Although we’re still over a month away from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, if you’re planning to have Christmas in your home, it’s essential that you’re starting to preparing your kitchen ready for the onslaught of food that comes along with the festive season.
We know that many of you won’t even want to think about Christmas yet, but we’re here armed with some helpful Christmas kitchen preparation tips!
Think About Your Storage
One of the worst things to happen while you’re trying to prepare Christmas dinner is forgetting where you put those vital ingredients; where’s the stuffing? Where are those roasted parsnips hiding?
In order to avoid a complete meltdown during Christmas Day, make sure that you’ve organised your cupboards adequately beforehand, with everything you will possibly need being in arms reach. This means all your plates in one place, your pots and pans to hand and any food that will need preparing as close to the top of your fridge or freezer as possible.
Give Everywhere A Thorough Clean
As you’re going to be cooking for your whole family, you will want to make sure that you’re doing everything in your power to give them a meal to remember – and for the right reasons!
An unclean kitchen is not something that you will want to be dealing with when making a huge Christmas meal as the chances of bacteria and germs getting onto the food will be high. Sharing is caring, but definitely not when it comes to food poisoning.
Keeping on top of your cleaning schedule is vital to ensure that germs and bacteria are kept at bay, especially in the areas that you will be preparing food in. This should be done weekly at least to really keep the chances of bacteria growing to a minimum.
Check for Restorative Tasks that Need Completing
When everyone is heading to your home for a delicious Christmas dinner, you will want to make sure that your kitchen – and the rest of your home for that matter – is in good condition.
Checking for any maintenance work that needs doing is essential if you are house-proud and want your guests to get the right impression of your home. From replacing cracked or broken tiles to giving those cupboards or walls an extra lick of paint, try to tie up any loose ends before the festive season kicks off!
The Christmas period doesn’t need to be stressful, and ensuring that you are adequately prepared in the kitchen is just one of many ways to reduce the stress and strain you feel over the holidays!