Use the tips below to spark your imagination. There are a million ways to stay organized with Ziploc® brand bags and containers. Recruit family to join in on the fun and get cooking!
1. Make a menu
Before heading to the store or picking up a knife, start by making a menu for your magnificent meal and gathering recipes for each dish.
2. Create a cooking timeline
Make a list of which recipes and ingredients can be prepped ahead of time, whether it’s the day before everyone arrives or getting things in the freezer weeks early.
3. Prep foods for freezing
The freezer helps food last longer, so prep can be started even earlier. To prep pie crust, mix the dough, roll it out, press into a pie plate, gently slide into a Ziploc® brand freezer bag and store in the freezer.
4. Wash and prep fresh produce
Even though every dish can’t be cooked early, you can save time on the big day by prepping produce early.
5. Save refrigerator space
Getting the little things done can make a big difference, but it shouldn’t take up a lot of space. Use small Ziploc® brand containers to stash chopped herbs and aromatics.
6. Take it one step at a time
Every little bit helps. Get started on longer, multi-step recipes early to save time later.
7. Save Food Scraps
Finding uses for food scraps isn’t just good for the environment (and your wallet), it might save you a trip to the store for forgotten ingredients. Stale bread can be transformed into yummy stuffing and onion trimmings can help make a stellar soup the day after your big meal.