Tip #4. Time-it!
How do you time your meal preparation so everything gets done at the same time? Believe it or not, that’s the number one fear we all have when cooking a holiday meal. I have a super secret tip that will help eliminate that stress and allow you to actually enjoy entertaining at the holiday!
It’s a simple organizational tool called Time-it! Click here to download a free sample and learn how to fill it in and download your very own copy. The easiest way to stay organized when preparing a holiday meal is to think of your meal preparation in three separate ways. 1. Prep-it, 2. Cook-it, and 3. Serve-it. My Time-it! tool allows you to fill in the categories based on your specific menu.
The great thing about this thought processs and tool is that it allows you to be in control! Click on this link Time it tool.Sample to see how I used it for my Thanksgiving meal. I keep this tool on my counter and cross off each item as I go, especially during the holidays. My family loves to be in the kitchen which means theres always a lot of commotion. Things can easily get missed because we’re talking or laughing. One year I forgot to cook the potatoes and didn’t discover it until I went to mash them prior to putting everything on the table! That’s when I created the Time-it! tool. How can you forget to cook the potaoes for crying out loud? Very easily!
I hope you give Time-it! a try. Click on this link for your copy Time it tool and let me know how it works for you!
Here’s a short audio where I share more examples of how to use Time-it! with my good friend Pam Atherton of A Closer Look Radio. Click on the link or copy and paste it into your browser. http://acloserlookradio.com/5minuteshots/mcardle.php
Also on Youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur3LfjYHYgQ
Stay tuned for Tip #5!