Got a little too much on your plate? Metaphorically-speaking, of course? (We’d never suggest you had too much on your literal plate — isn’t that the whole point of food, enjoying as much of it as you like? Geez!)
Even if it is filled with only good things, a full to-do list around holiday time can be stressful! You do what you can: complete all the easy stuff first, and cross off the things that aren’t necessary (or can be postponed). But you’re still left with some more challenging must-do tasks — like making holiday dinner for a big group, or being put in charge of an important part of the feast.
We’d like to offer a bit of unsolicited advice. First and foremost: simplify, simplify, simplify. Do you have to make a bunch of side dishes, when just a couple will do? You might choose to spend more time and attention on a fancier main dish, or to make a more complicated dessert, that will be accompanied on the table by more easily-prepared salads, sides, or appetizers.