How to survive Christmas in a small kitchen

General, Kitchens

All of us out there would love a huge kitchen complete with an island, lots of work space, and room for all the family to muck in. Unfortunately that’s not realistic for most of us. Cooking the Christmas dinner is without a doubt one of the biggest occasions of the year, and that’s why you might start to panic if you have a tiny kitchen. How are you supposed to cook everything at once? Will there be enough room to cook all the vegetables? That’s why we’re going to share some tips with you on how to deal with working in a small space, so relax and take note.Christmas dinner

The key thing to remember when cooking in a small space, is that it pays to be organised. Start by making a list of everything that you need to do. Write down the timings, and work out an order in which to do everything so that things don’t clash and you can get everything done on time. It might be helpful to tick off every time you put a part of the dinner on.

Your cupboards and your fridge are likely to be packed full at this time of year. That’s why it might be best to try and get rid of anything that you don’t really need. That can of tomato soup that’s been sat at the back of the cupboard all year? Bin it! You’ll be surprised at how much rubbish you’ve stored up.

Make sure that you don’t get things out that you don’t need straight away. We’re talking about getting rid of that spare baking tray, putting away that set of scales, and popping that extra saucepan back in the drawer. It’s best to get these things out when you need them. Otherwise, you’re just wasting space which could be used for food preparation.

It’s also a good idea to make sure that you tidy as you go along. This way, you can make the most of the space that you do have. It might be helpful to get someone else to help you with this- at least then you’re not trying to do too much at once! Bonus- there won’t be as much cleaning up to do afterwards, meaning you can relax and enjoy having a belly full of delicious festive food.

The last thing to bear in mind, is that you can’t do everything. It’s understandable that you’re not going to be able to cook quite as many things as those people who do have gigantic kitchens. Besides, do you really need that many starter choices anyway? At the end of the day, as long as it all tastes good, your guests really aren’t going to mind that much.

By doing a few simple things, the arduous task of cooking for lots of people in a small space becomes that little bit easier. Now, what was all that fuss about?

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