Holiday Decorating Kitchen Tips
If you haven't started decorating yet, you better get going. Sharton Meyer visited with the holiday decorating lady, Kris Engstrom, for tips on how to bring the holidays into our kitchens.
Sharon Meyer: "So Kris, this is the first time we've been in the kitchen for a holiday segment."
Kris Engstrom: "Well, I think the kitchen is the heart of the home, and no matter what, when I have people over, they always end up congregating in the kitchen."
Sharon Meyer: Everybody always ends up in the kitchen so why do we not decorate it because that's where we are all the time, and that's where our guests are all the time!
Kris Engstrom: "And there are special ways you can decorate the kitchen to work. My feeling is, I react more positively when I'm working in the kitchen when I have holiday things to remind me of traditions. Things that scent sort of prompts memory, like rosemary and bay leaf, things you can actually use to cook with -- and evergreens of course, because it feels good and every time you walk buy, you get that little whiff of the holidays.
Sharon Meyer: "You have this beautiful tin here too."
Kris Engstrom: "Well, if you are going to put all of the effort and care into your baking, I think when you make presentation and you give them to someone -- you're cookies and your cakes and all of your little goodies should be a beautiful presentation."
Sharon Meyer: "And right here, this is just holly. I have some holly growing outside my house, so that would be easy, or snip a few extra branches from your tree."
Kris Engstrom: "Just make a little cluster and I tied in a little ornament so it would have a little bit more significance and special things for a hostess, or for my neighbor, or anybody that I want to share with."
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