Emerald Valley Almanac

Ready to party?

December is probably one of our most social months. People throw parties, families get together, friends drop in to wish you well. With a little forethought, purposeful shopping and some cooking and prepping when time is available, you can make entertaining easier on yourself and reduce the usual holiday-time stress.

Make Ahead

If you have a freezer, you can get a jump on things. Many holiday foods can be prepared a day, a week or even further ahead of time. Pies can be frozen, either baked or unbaked. Dinner rolls or biscuits . . .