Do you want to have a Merry Christmas or a Happy Thanksgiving or a Rejoiceful Easter or even a loving Valentines day? There is nothing relaxing about being in the grocery store the day before a holiday. Beleive me :/ .
So, I suggest you write down your entire Holiday menu . If you are like most folks you will have certain menu items that are unique to your family and they are made by your Aunt Hilda who is 85 years old and you don’t have the recipe.
So your holiday menu will involve collecting all of these special recipes from loved ones. As well as rounding up the recipes that you use. Which will enable you to both enjoy your holidays and prepare to pass down your holiday traditions to the next generation. The holiday menu is different then a regular meal plan because it is a record of your family traditions that you will give to your daughter when she gets married or your daughter in law when your son gets married.
Of course recognize that your children might not create an exact replica of a of your holiday celebration. But sometimes it’s just not Christmas without your Mom’s Apple Sausage Stuffing.
4 Steps to Record Your Holiday Menu
- A holiday meal plan is put together just like any other meal plan you’ll want to write it out in its entirety.
- Gather up all of the recipes from the internet, books, inlaws and outlaws
- Type up a Holiday Meal Grocery Shopping list and place it in the binder with the meal plan.
- Put all of your holiday menu plans together in a binder so you have it every year and you are prepared to pass the information on to your children. You can now look forward to a stress free holiday.
Do you keep a record of your Holiday Menu for posterity?
- Join the Eat at Home Challenge
- Assignment # 1- Make a Grocery List
- Assignment #2 – 4 Steps to Effective Meal Planning