Bah hum bug is a common phrase especially used by folks who have been overwhelmed by the holidays. We all fall subject to the holidays as it starts at Halloween and really does not end until Valentine’s Day. (in between new years and Valentines day we are supposed to make all sort of changes in our lives)
Now that Halloween and Thanksgiving are behind us, are you really ready for the multiple get togethers, including the one with that annoying Aunt Daisy?
Many of you might have already done your shopping either on black Friday or Cyber Monday searching for the best deals. I was too exhausted from Thanksgiving to even think of shopping.
My best advice on the shopping comes a little late for most. Basically pace yourself and start early, I am talking Halloween or sooner.
Now for the parties and get togethers. If you are hosting make it a pot luck occasion to bear some of your burden. If you insist on doing it all by yourself, seek out recipes that can be done ahead of time and freeze as much as you can. So many things can be frozen or done a few days in advance the guests will not know the difference and you will have more energy to entertain.
Keep a list of your dishes you are going to make. I find it so much easier to see everything in front of me and I also keep the list up on the day of the event so everything makes it to the table.
If you have a hectic day in store, make sure and hydrate. All the running around and then partying can really wear you out and your pictures will look horrible!