What Do You Eat Preceding a Holiday?

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With holiday plans all around us, it can sometimes be difficult to think about what we’re eating in the days right before a big holiday celebration. It can be easy to feel like you have a refrigerator and pantry packed with food and nothing to eat! Do you end up calling for take out or eating odd combinations of mismatched food as to not spoil the upcoming feast?

When we head to our parents house for Thanksgiving dinner, we’re always there a few days in advance to help out with things. Breakfast and lunch preparations can end up being more on the, how shall we say creative side of things as most the food packed into the refrigerator is already designated for another meal or snack.

To help out other family members home for the holidays, try keeping a list on your refrigerator stating what items are for what meals or plans. No one wants to be the culprit for eating the last of a certain ingredient, making someone else brave the crowds and head to the store.

What do you end up eating right before a big meal? Do you raid the stash of tuna cans in the back of your pantry? Or boil up a quick pasta? Or go the opposite route and order in? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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