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Asked on Dec 17, 2018

How can I put out all my food at the same time, while keeping it hot?

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CABrittany @by Brittany GoldwynPatricia


We have 10 people at the table for the holidays, I have 2 ovens, a toaster oven and a 4 burner cook top and I still have a problem keeping everything hot by the time we eat. Everyone sits down as soon as I put the food on the table and I keep it covered until we start, but still some of it isn't warm enough. Any advice by Christmas?

4 answers
  • Nan W.
    on Dec 17, 2018

    Sindy: You can empty some of these food-travel ideas in your kitchen!

  • Patricia
    on Dec 17, 2018

    Crock pots are a great help to me in these situations

  • Could you get those serving trays that use the little lamps underneath?

    • Sindy
      on Dec 17, 2018

      I tried that. My family hates buffet style and they are to big to put on the table. I just bought a triple crockpot server today it's a good size. Thanks for the advice.

  • Our family gatherings were 25+ people. Get everyone seated with beverages in hand. Set cold salads or items out first. You and one other person plate the food and deliver to table. Start with hottest foods first that need to cool slightly. By the time all dishes are at the table, say your blessings and keep it short, then dig in.

    Or if space permits, set up a buffet line. I did this the year we had 50 people for Christmas dinner. We used the house kitchen, travel trailer kitchen, several gas and charcoal grills and a few Nesco roasters. Set up a buffet line and we fed elderly and kids first, then the rest of us.

    Now I am alone and will most likely eat my meal directly from the bbq grill.

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