What does cooking ahead at Christmas look like at our house?

Now that we are almost done with the holiday entertaining, I have found a little time to return to the blog.  We’ve been busy with our Christmas cooking, baking and entertaining and haven’t done much of our regular routine of cooking ahead to make the week’s meal preparation easier.  But, if you read on, you will hear about one big cook ahead day that always works out great for us.

If you are like me, much of your idea about what Christmas is has been shaped by the many Christmases you enjoyed as a kid and you wanted to replicate that feeling in your own home.  My Italian grandmother was a great cook and my Mom learned lots from her and is also an awesome cook.  Our Mom’s turkey and all the trimmings was always the best.  It was hard to imagine anything better.  So, when our Mom announced prior to Christmas one year that she heard that you could make your turkey a day ahead and reheat it, we were all appalled!    Continue reading “What does cooking ahead at Christmas look like at our house?”