The holidays are approaching fast, and that means holiday cooking season is almost here. Before you head into the kitchen to make holiday feasts, Christmas cookies, gingerbread and fancy specialties of all kinds. On top of this, you’ll also be making delicious breakfasts and dinners for holiday house guests and preparing for the holiday party. So stock up on some gadgets that will save you time, energy, and stress when it comes to holiday cooking:
If you don’t already have an Instapot you absolutely need one before you start cook those time and labor intensive holiday meals. You can use it as a pressure cooker, you can use it as a slow cooker, and you can make everything from specialty stock to desserts in it. Stuck for a delicious lunch when you have houseguests and everyone eats at different times? Make some pulled pork in the Instapot and let everyone make their own sandwiches. Need a hot breakfast for guests but don’t want to get up at 5 AM to make it? Make oatmeal in the Instapot and leave it to cook overnight so it’s hot and delicious when your parents or your in -laws wake up at 5 AM. You need an Instapot.
Pinch bowls are fantastic to use when you’re making cookies or holiday sweets. Put different spices in each bowl so that you always have the spices you need already prepared and out on the counter within reach. That way you’re not digging in the spice rack or cupboard only to discover you’re out of the one spice that you needed to finish those cookies or make those sweet rolls.
An Amazon Echo Show
The latest version of the Echo Show is something that you will use constantly when you are doing holiday cooking. Since you don’t make those special holiday dishes all year long it’s easy to forget how to prepare a turkey or a goose or how to make that special stuffing. With the Amazon Echo Show you can just tell Alexa to show you how to make stuffing or how to chop gourds or how to prepare squash and video tutorials will instantly show on the screen to help you. The Amazon Echo Show is so advanced, you can even use it to perform a background check using kiwisearches.com! You don’t even have to touch the screen so that if your hands are dirty or sticky or covered in flour it’s ok. You can still watch the tutorial and see what you need to do.
A Smart Fridge
A smart fridge might seem extravagant. But when you are trying to plan and shop for holiday parties, house guests, Thanksgiving dinner, and making 20 dozen Christmas cookies having a smart fridge will save you endless hassles. You can use your smartphone to look into your fridge through a remote camera so that you know exactly how many eggs you need to buy or if there is enough cream for coffee in the morning. You also can make a virtual grocery list just by telling the fridge what you need and syncing it with the smart phone app. A smart fridge will more than pay itself in the amount of stress that it saves you when it’s time to do holiday food shopping.
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