These 30 cooking and baking tools for the holidays are essential to get you through the holidays. Here’s my list, so you have plenty of time to organize yourself.
As you finalize your Thanksgiving or Christmas menu, you may notice that your kitchen is missing some essential equipment.
Maybe it is your first time hosting a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner in your house, and you don't know where to start.
Or maybe you are a pro by now, but you discover that you might need a few more items that would make your life easier in the kitchen.
Here’s my list, so you have plenty of time to find these tools, buy them from the store, borrow them from neighbors, or steal them from family members. (don't do that, just sayin') :- )
In my opinion, these cooking and baking tools are essential to get you through the holidays.
For the turkey you will need:
You will need a good food processor for the side dishes and baking goods (here is a winter salad recipe to make using this tool).
A food processor is a lifesaver in the kitchen for chopping, mixing, and preparing your ingredients for the dishes. OR, making a pie crust in no time!!
A mixer for making all your baking goods is a must-have! I use this all the time for my cakes, cookies, bars, and everything in between. You also need mixing bowls, measuring cups&spoons and baking sheets.
What other things you might need?
Are you making mashed potatoes? A potato masher is great to have around. What about a vegetable peeler? Do you have one?
Kitchen towels or storage containers? These are great for leftovers! Oh, and a kitchen scale. If you don’t have one already, I really encourage you to go and get one.
It is nice to have a scale that measures ounces and grams.
There are too many beautiful recipes that we are afraid to make because the ingredients are measured in the metric system. With a scale that measures both styles, you are good to go.
And don't forget...
What about a crockpot? You can use it to make Cheesy potatoes and save oven space!
A cast-iron skillet is great to sear, sauté, bake, broil, braise, fry or grill.
The Dutch ovens are awesome pots for making soups, stews, sautéing, braising, and they usually look pretty enough to even bring them directly to the table and serve the food from them.
I personally own 2 big ones. One is for cooking, and the other one is for making bread.
Microwave/oven-safe serving dishes are beneficial for reheating the food before the guests arrive.
What else is left?
Pie plates, serving spoons, maybe table linens, a serrated knife, plates and glasses, silverware?
AND if you want to see more or need some other things, here you have more ideas to make your Thanksgiving or the holidays easy and memorable!