5 Cooking Tips to Make Christmas Easier

5 Cooking Tips to Make Christmas Easier

There’s no denying Christmas can be a stressful time leading up to the day, especially if you’re the host! 😅⁠

We put together a list of 5 tips to make things a little stress-free this Christmas 🙌🏽⁠

1️⃣ Make a plan⁠

Plan out your menu and any recipes you require. Don't forget to organise your equipment as well.⁠

Create a shopping list based on your menu and recipes.⁠

Confirm your guest list to work out portion sizes and quantities.⁠

2️⃣ Simplify⁠

Take a look at your menu and really ask yourself if you need that extra bowl of salad or 5 different sauces. Prevent going overboard! ⁠

Stock the essentials such as oil, sauces, condiments, cans, jars, Just Flavour seasonings, salt and pepper to easily flavour your dishes.⁠⁠⁠

3️⃣ Prep ahead *chef tip⁠

This is what chefs do to prepare the restaurant for service. Prepare as much as possible a day or two in advance.⁠

Prep and peel vegetables, sauces or side dishes that can be finished in the oven or stove on the day.

4️⃣ Involve family⁠

Christmas is about spending time with family and friends. Everyone can be involved in bringing a Christmas feast together.⁠

Just leave the saying 'there's too many cooks..' behind! 😅⁠

5️⃣ Clean as you go⁠

A no-brainer but easily forgotten!! It's honestly a game changer and one of my biggest tips.⁠

Mess creates stress, do yourself a favour and clean as you go! 🙌🏽⁠

And finally, make sure you have FUN on the day! 🤩⁠

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, from the JF team ✌🏽

merry christmas photo from the just flavour team

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