The holiday menu is planned, every last gift bought, and the guest beds all set up. You're killing it at being the best hostess around but you'll be even more winning if you plan on what to serve everyone once they arrive chez toi.
Here are 15 choice recipes that are totally practical to make ahead for your houseguests.
The time to make something muy autentico isn't when you have a house full of guests. This simpler and quicker version of posole means you can have a satisfying classic Mexican dish without too much work.
Speaking of slow-cooked stews, this Ribollita is a perfect if you have vegetarians guests coming over. And it's a pretty perfect way to get a veggie-ified dish in to keep you from going agro with the cookies.
We're of the belief that there should always be a pot of polenta ready to be served this time of year. Keep it warm in your slow cooker and then you can use it as a quick side to a holiday dinner or topped with eggs for a savory breakfast.