4 Tips for COVID-Friendly Holiday Celebrations


Who’s hosting this year? You might think the holidays are in the far distant future. But they’re not. And it’s no secret that celebrating the holidays, usually with family and friends, will be a little different this year thanks to COVID-19.

So what are your plans for the holidays? And more importantly, what’s on the menu?

4 COVID-friendly tips to stay safe during the holidays

First, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. The coronavirus, COVID-19, a global pandemic.

If you want to avoid getting sick and be part of the solution to prevent community spread, especially during the holidays, follow these guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

1. Wash your hands frequently. Rinse your hands with water. Lather up. Scrub for 20 seconds. Rinse, and dry off with a clean towel, paper towels, or air dryer.

2. Wear a mask. If you’re going be around people other than your immediate family. Obviously, you’ll need to remove the mask to eat and drink. But cover your mouth and nose at the gathering when you’re not.

3. Keep your distance. Ideally, stay six feet apart. You might need to get creative and set up multiple dinner tables and serve buffet-style instead of putting everything on the table to help people spread out.

4. Use tech tools. If you’re concerned about the spread of COVID-19, or someone you know falls into the high-risk category for complications from the virus, consider staying home. You can still host a holiday meal virtually, visit and enjoy good food.

Did someone say food?

You can host your holiday meal, eat delicious food, and keep prep and clean-up simple.

How? Just check out the MagicKitchen.com menu for all your holiday favorites, ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, whole-grain rolls. There’s even chocolate cake, ganache, brownies, and cinnamon-raisin bread on the menu.

And if you want a complete done-for-you meal (for you and all your guests) with a main dish, sides, and pumpkin pie, there’s that, too. Yum!