Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday Cooking Made Simple

It’s finally here… that thing you love to hate… the holidays.  I’ve been trying to avoid thinking about it, as if that would somehow slow down the approach of turkeys and trimmings and diets and gifts, but a bit of advance planning can make a big difference to your holiday season.
This time of year is magical for children, but can be incredibly stressful if you’re not careful.  As the holidays approach, the panic descends, relatives arrive and the food piles up in the kitchen. Not only do you have to cook a huge turkey, but you also have to make sure that all the side dishes are done and ready to serve at the same time. It is even more difficult when your small children are fussy eaters or when your guests have varying tastes or restrictions. For example, if one person likes their meat well done, and another wants bacon but not sausage with their meal (not to mention the vegetarians) it can be incredibly trying.
In these situations the easiest thing to do is to take note of everyone’s preferences and get out the George Foreman grill. You can stick the turkey in the oven and quickly cook your accompanying squash, bacon or onions, meaning that you can cater to everyone’s needs. The grill is also great in the days after Christmas; you can easily make yummy snacks by using the leftovers. For example, you can make tasty turkey and cranberry paninis or even reheat some of the left-over meat. 

The grill is also great a great thing to have around if you want a low fat holiday, whether you are cooking meat or grilling vegetables. Holiday cooking doesn’t have to be stressful, and by using a grill you can both reduce your stress and use up leftovers after the holiday meals.

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