My preparations began with a thorough cleaning of Décor To Adore manor. Every cupboard and closet was gone through. After I cleaned the oven, microwave, refrigerator and pantry I made a list of fun holiday foods I wanted to see on the shelves. Trips were made to Fresh and Easy, Trader Joe’s and A.J. Fine Foods. What a bounty!
Brie, Allouette and other various cheeses, nuts and sausages.
Peanut butter filled pretzels that when paired with Nutella are a bit of bliss in the mouth.
Cranberry and Pumpkin butter makes even the blandest bran muffin delicious.
Cider, tea and red wine that can be warmed with a few orange slices and mulling spice for a cup of hot heaven.
A few prepackaged muffin and cake mixes for when time runs short.
Of course an entirely separate grocery store run is still needed for eggs, sugar, flour, chocolate, ham, turkey….
To keep up strength someone might just stand inside the refrigerator armed with a spoon and dip into the Fleur de Sel caramel sauce. She claims that it is also divine on apple tarts, gingerbread and French vanilla ice cream too.
Do you still need a bit of inspiration and motivation to organize and prepare? Take a look at Jermaine's pantry. It is real life beautiful.
I want to go through this pantry like some women want into the Vogue accessory closet.
So, I am currently on the hunt for a marble cheese slab and a silver candlestick. Need it. Desperately.