Foods on the Go
- Hot foods need to stay hot, and cold foods cold. Use insulated travel packs or coolers for transporting potentially hazardous foods: creamy dips, meat dishes, eggnog, custard pies or cream-filled Yule logs.
- Don't let perishable foods stay at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
- A full cooler stays cold longer, so pack bulky items first (like casseroles) and fill in extra space with fruits or beverages.
Laughing all the way
Traffic, long lines, and airport delays can take a toll on holiday cheer. Here are a few ideas to keep the family entertained.
- Wrap small novelty items and give them out every hour of your journey.
- Sing Christmas carols (this is better for car trips than airplane flights!).
- Listen to A Christmas Carol or How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Reading aloud can involve the whole family, but books on tape or portable DVD players are also good options.
- Since Santa's already decided who's naughty or nice, there may not be much incentive for kids to be good--and the excitement and stress of traveling can be overwhelming. Provide a special treat as a thank you for good behavior.
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