It’s no secret that Australians love the holidays. From Australia Day, Easter and the Queen’s Birthday to the end-of-year festive season, the holidays are a great excuse to gather with friends and family over a meal or two. However, what we envision as a break from the day-to-day can often turn quite chaotic if you are picked as the ‘host with the most’.
Ensuring you are equipped with everything you need to cater to both planned and unexpected guests this Easter, LG Australia has prepared some tips and tools to help you get ahead when it comes to holiday entertainment.
Always be prepared
Shortly before the holidays arrive, head to the supermarket to stock the fridge with quick snacks that you can whip out when unexpected guests drop in. Grab some olives from the cupboard and snacks like deli meats, dips and cheeses that you can pop into the fridge for ‘emergencies’.
Location, location, location
Now that your fridge is stocked with emergency snacks, you can further help prolong the life of these foods by storing them in the right spots. Cheese, for instance, is best stored in the vegetable drawer, where the temperature is consistent, but not too cold as this will help maintain its texture.
While prawns and seafood, which last just a couple of days, are best stored in the meat drawer, or at the back of the fridge, where it is coolest.
Flexibility is key
Whether you’re feeding an army for Easter Sunday lunch or your aunt from Melbourne is dropping by for dinner, you want to have room to store your prepared dishes and ingredients. Check if your refrigerator has adjustable shelving so you can make room for tall items like wine bottles and big cuts of meat.
Get the tech working for you
Making you feel even more prepared, refrigerators with built-in technology, such as the SmartThinQTM in the LG 570L Slim French-Door Fridge, are a great option for the holiday entertainer. With features such as the ability to adjust the temperature setting of your fridge from your smartphone ahead of arriving home with your huge grocery shop, it can help manage your appliance to suit your changing circumstances.