This is Day 23 of our 31 Days To An Organized Christmas. To read all the posts in order, start with this post, then visit the Landing Page to see the outline for the whole series.
- Read Project 19: Take Off Your Apron and Grab Your Pencil (pages 102-105) in Get Yourself Organized for Christmas.
- Check in with your Organized Christmas buddy.
- Plan for meals the weeks before (and even after) Christmas.
- Make two shopping lists (nonperishables and perishables).
- Buy what you can now. You don’t want to get stuck in that line with the holiday crowd!
Since we typically do not host, I don’t have much to plan for this, but we do bring one or two items, so I do have to do some planning. Again, check the book for some amazing tips because I hear Christmas dinner at Kathi’s house is awesome!
I know some friends who are great at doing the freezer meals. If that’s not your jam, you can plan to make a double portion of one meal to be eaten twice during the week/month depending on what it is and if that can be frozen or whatnot. Refer to your calendar once again to see how many meals you will actually be eating at home certain weeks.
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Plan on making at least two LOOP meals a week. Cook twice, eat four times. – Get Yourself Organized for Christmas
What do meals look like around the Christmastime at your house? Lots of leftovers? Eating out?
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This year is our first Christmas in CA so we are just glad to not have to fly cross country. 🙂