Are you in the middle of your holiday cooking or just starting? I have goodies I like to make throughout the month, but normally I kick it into high gear a little less than a week before Christmas. I like our treats fresh. I just can’t get myself to bake some ahead and freeze, which I know is probably just a mental thing, but I just can’t go there. What I can do ahead of time to prepare is get my kitchen and ingredients ready.
Baking and cooking is easier in an organized kitchen, so if I can spend 10-15 minutes sprucing it up here and there, all the better.
Organize a Spice Drawer: One of my favorite organized spots in my kitchen is my spice drawer. Ahh, now isn’t that just nice. I’ve seen lots of different spice drawers floating around the internet. How a spice drawer would work for you depends on the size of your drawers and how many spices you use. Underneath all of those spices, there is a sheet of textured contact paper (the kind that sits in the drawer without attaching) that keeps the spices from rolling all over the place. For convenience, I chose a drawer right next to my cook-top and kitchen island.
Shopping lists can get so long this time of year! And if the shopping lists are long, that means a lot of groceries to unpack and put away.
What are you doing to get ready for Christmas and New Years?
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