Do holiday meals make you easily frustrated? While there could be many reasons for your frustration, let's talk about how cooking or preparing a meal can be difficult, especially if you have limited mobility due to a chronic condition, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia.Jennifer Akers put together a page of information on how to make cooking easier with adaptive tools and gadgets for the kitchen. This article is especially great, because it doesn't just talk about what type of tool you could purchase, but gives you examples of specific gadgets to purchase! Approximately halfway down the page there are additional links to arthritis specific tools, including a resource of kitchen tools from Arthritis Supplies.
Additionally, you may find it helpful to do some prep work before the day of a large holiday meal, including baking breads and pie crusts a day or two before, cutting up vegetables, and freezing prepared casseroles so that they are ready to bake. Enjoy the holidays with family, friends, and self-management!