In today’s post I share with you some tips on how to kick off your High Holidays Menu Planning and Meal Prep for basically any Holidays, so that you can plan better, have more fun in the process and enjoy more the special occasion.
This High Holidays Series will consist of 3 Parts:
When thinking about the High Holidays, I want to make sure I have enough time to plan my menu, look for special offers and make adjustments if needed, all of that without burning out or having a nervous breakdown, so, if you are like me in any way. I hope you find these tips useful:
1. Decide on a Theme
3. Pin your recipes
|This is how my current Rosh haShanah Menu Planning Board looks like at this moment.|
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4. How many & How much
I usually write down the name of the dish and below the ingredients, after that I refer to my favorite Servings per Person Cheatsheet (I use this amazing Cooking for a Crowd for Dummies Cheatsheet but you can also use your favorite recipes servings as guide) to make rough calculations on how much of each dish I need and how much people it will serve in total. Make sure to adjust quantities on the ones that may not be as popular, as I mentioned before. This will ensure you have enough food per person but also that you are not going to be wasting a lot.
After this process is finished I have pretty much built the recipes for each dish, so now I can go and make a shopping list.
5. Make a (pre-) Shopping List
6. Time to Meal-Prep
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