Man... I have really got to get on the ball here, and get to posting on this more often.
Things are crazy!
I'm cookin' just not posting!
Allow me to rectify the situation...
Prep for Christmas...
Start buying now and freeze if you are not Italian...
Pie Crusts (if you don't bake)
Make your own crusts and freeze it too.
Non frozen goodies include...
Canned or homemade frosting
If you are Italiana and do the Feast of Seven Fishes...
Stock up on these now and buy a little each week because it can get really expensive...
Reggiano Parmigiano or Pecorino Romano Cheese
Good Olive Oil
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Crush Tomatoes (no seasoning)
Buy your bread or make your bread fresh no more than one day before the feast.