Are you overwhelmed at the thought of cooking a holiday dish or meal? You can still make a reservation by clicking here . If you have decided to cook a a dish or meal, it is okay. You have a lot of options. We are going to discuss them below. I am making suggestions to ensure you will have peaceful and rest-filled holiday season. Happy Cooking!
- Find a recipe online: There are so many options for finding recipes online. My favorite sites are (in no particular order): Allrecipes, Food Network, Epicurious and Southern Living.
- Watch online demonstrations or look at pictures: You can watch a video of most recipes from preparation to the finished meal. Sometimes is seeing is believing. Also, this is a great way to prepare your kitchen. You can also use the video while you are making your dish so you can pause and rewind as needed.
- You can alter the recipe: I have altered recipes as needed. If I wanted to reduce sugar, eliminate animal products or something else, I do it. If you find yourself eliminating a lot of ingredients, maybe you need to find a variation of the recipe. Also, substitutions can alter the recipe in a negative manner.
- Check the reviews: Sometimes the reviews can help from people who have already made the dish. I have found reviews help me to know if I can make a substitution or reduce an ingredient. It can also let me know if the serving size is correct or not.
- Why cook alone: Why would you cook alone when you can do it as a group or even with a trusted friend or your mate? It is a great way to bond and spend quality time together. I have found it is more fun to cook with someone than alone.
- Shop ahead of time: Make sure you have all your ingredients ahead of time. Can you imagine being in your groove and find out that you have no vanilla extract or some other essential ingredient? Double check your recipe before you start cooking or baking.
- Be honest: If you are exhausted or do not feel well, do not cook or bake. You can do carryout or ask someone else to cook on your behalf.