I’m all about being prepared. If you ask my husband he would probably tell you that I think it through and worry about having everything prepped way too much when it comes to hosting a party/dinner. My thought behind all of this is that I want to spend the day enjoying myself with family and friends, instead of slaving away behind the stove. Don’t get me wrong, I love the cooking aspect of it, but want to spend as much time with our guests as possibly, hence why I spend the day before prepping as much as I can.
As you probably already guessed, today was spent preparing for tomorrow. Initially, it was just going to be the husband & I, but his family is now coming up to celebrate with us. The only thing that could make it better would be if my family was also able to make the trip, but traveling is a bit more difficult for my family. I woke up and headed to the kitchen right away. First thing I started on was the cranberry sauce that I can wait to dive into.
- 3 celery stalks, chopped into 1/4-1/2 inch pieces
- 2 granny smith apples chopped (with skin)
- 2 small onions – diced
- 2 medium loaves of french bread (it’s what we had that needed used, could substitute). Around 8 cups of bread needed.
- 1 1/4 cup of chicken broth
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1-2 teaspoons of italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning.
I stored mine in a bowl and covered and placed in the fridge until tomorrow when I plan on baking it. The smell of it alone has me excited for tomorrow.
What’s everyone’s holiday plans? Anything in particular that you are making or excited to make?