Stephenville Homeowner Tips: Holiday Planning

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The holidays are a special time in Stephenville.  It’s a time to get together with your loved ones, give thanks for the good things in life, and spread hope for the holidays… and of course sit down for a nice, down home, meal with your family and friends!

We at Hayden Real Estate wish you all the best this holiday season, and to help you host the best get-together you can, we’ve compiled a list of Erath County holiday tips for you hard working homemakers.

Plan Ahead

If you’re cooking a traditional holiday meal, plan out your menu in advance and pick up groceries as you find them. You never know what kind of great deals you might find at a local farmers market. Preparing little by little can help reduce stress and prevent last minute shopping  headaches.

Have A Potluck

Potlucks are a great way to share the burden of preparing a holiday dinner for large parties. Co-ordinate with your guests to make sure you don’t end up with 25 trays of stuffing. Non-cooks can participate too by volunteering to bring beverages, extra dishes, or just lending a hand setting the table and cleaning up.

Appetizers Are Life Savers

If dinner is running late, and it always is, cooking up appetizers before hand can be a real godsend. Even simple dishes like chips and dip, veggies and cold cuts, or deviled eggs can keep the peckish happy and the kids occupied until dinner.

Practice, Practice, Practice!

Cooking a new dish for the first time is a daunting task on it’s own. Add in the pressure of cooking for dozens of other people and it could be a recipe for disaster! Try cooking any new dish well in advance just to practice, to avoid culinary catastrophe during the holidays

Relax and Have Fun

It wouldn’t be a Stephenville holiday if you didn’t kick back with your loved ones and give thanks! 

If you are looking for Stephenville homes for sale this holiday season, give us a call. It’s still not late to join the Erath County community for a holiday celebration!

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