Keeping cookware organized can go a long way toward creating an efficient holiday meal. First, inventory your pots and pans. Did you loan the large roaster out to aunt Sallie last Christmas? Do you have dishes, serving platters, and silverware? Also, is everything in good repair? Find out what type of glue to use
to repair chips and broken handles. To make things easier at crunch time, use Post-it notes to label each piece with the dish that will be served in it. That way your helpers will know what goes where without distracting you while you finish the cooking.