Trista Hill, author of “Eat Cheap,” demonstrates easy and inexpensive dishes to cook up when entertaining a crowd. Over the coming months, many of us will rely on the convenience foods in delis and bakeries to provide us with last-minute contributions for parties and pitch-ins. If we do a little bit of planning ahead, we can make our own “convenience foods” to have on-hand that will help us stay on track financially and nutritionally.
We can also greatly reduce our stress levels so that we can actually enjoy the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Procrastination rarely works to our advantage when it comes to meal-planning and budgeting.
Many of us are intimidated by opening up our homes to other people because we believe that hospitality is more about impressing people with what we have or how we cook instead of just making them feel welcome in our home.
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