Tuesday's Tip of the Day: Day of Dinner Execution
With Christmas in 2 days, I am guessing most of you are starting to plan your day-of execution plans. What time to fire the ovens, begin prepping, cooking and heating the mulled wine, etc. In order to have a smooth and flawless dinner party, I have outlined a few pointers to help you plan out your big day:
- See what you could do the day before to help free up time as well as countertop and refrigeration space. Those are both prime real estate day of!
- What time is dinner? Then, work backwards with each menu item. The roast is going to take 2 1/2 hours to cook then needs 30 minutes to rest therefore it should go in the oven at x time.
- How many dishes will need the oven and stovetop? This way, you can figure out what time one dish needs to go in so it comes out in enough time for the second dish to go in.
- Write a time schedule for the day for absolutely every item on your list per recipe. This way, you know everything is accounted for and if you keep to the schedule, dinner will be ready on time.
- Regardless of the above, having a detailed plan for the day and how you plan on getting to dinner on time, is of upmost importance! However you get there and whatever method works best for you, remember to include cooking times as well as resting and marinating times.
Cheers to starting a new tradition around the table together!
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