Spending quality time with family and friends; what more could you be thankful for this season? The holidays are slowly creeping up on us and before we know it, celebrations are happening in rapid succession. Whether it’s your first-time hosting Thanksgiving or maybe you’re just hoping this year’s Turkey Day prep will be stress-free - to host the perfect Thanksgiving feast, you need a plan. Chef and entertaining expert James Briscione has hosted many a holiday dinner and has the process down to a science. James shares his holiday kitchen secrets that will let you spend less time fretting over meal preparations and have more time to spend with your friends and family.
Some of James’ tips include:
• Early Bird: Opinions may range widely on the best time to book travel. However, most agree that booking early will likely net you the greatest options so make sure to get a head start on your holiday travel plans.
• Go Hands Free: Prepping a Thanksgiving feast requires all hands-on deck, literally. Luckily, advances in technology allow us the opportunity to free our hands up when we don’t have a hand to spare!
• How Sweet It Is: You don’t have to give up indulging on the sweet stuff around the holidays. Simple swaps in your holiday recipes can sweeten food and beverages without using sugar.
• Perfect Pairings: One of the most important parts of the Thanksgiving feast is the wine choice. Be sure to choose a few options that pair with the many different flavors on the menu.