Are you running out of time for your Thanksgiving meal? A slow-cooker can be your best helper for the big holiday dinner! Find out how to use it to make your mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots with orange juice and a delicious corn casserole. You can also assign certain recipes to members of your family and make the most out of your slow-cooker. Read on and find out how to make your Thanksgiving dinner special!
- 3 cups - Mashed potatoes
- 1/4 cup - Flour
- 1/4 cup - Butter
- 2 cups - Carrots
- 1/4 cup - Orange juice
- 2 cups - Brussels sprouts
- 3 - Lemon wedges
- 1 cup - Creamed onions
- 1/4 cup - Peanuts
- 1 dish - Corn casserole
- Fix mashed potatoes ahead and refrigerate. On the day you plan to serve dinner, put them in the slow-cooker on low for about three hours before you plan to serve dinner.
- If you put extra stuffing in the slow-cooker when you put the turkey in the oven, it will be ready when the turkey's done.
- Put carrots with orange juice in the slow-cooker and cook on low.
- Add Brussels sprouts with lemon wedges in the slow-cooker and cook on low.
- Add creamed onions with peanuts in the slow-cooker and cook on low.
- Roast the corn casserole in the slow-cooker on low until done.
- If delayed or the rest of the meal is not ready, an hour of extra cooking time won't make much difference in most recipes cooking on low.
- Use a thin coat of nonstick cooking spray on the bottom and sides of the cooker to speed up cleanup.
- Cut root vegetables the right size; slices should be no more than 3/4- to 1-inch thick.
- Melt butter in a small pan, add the flour and heat, stirring, until it smells nutty and cooked.
- Add liquid and any seasonings and stir until thickened.
Thanksgiving dinner can be both delicious and easy to make with the help of a slow-cooker! Make sure to cut the root vegetables in the right size, use a thin coat of nonstick cooking spray in the slow-cooker and thicken the liquid with a roux of flour and butter to make a delicious sauce. Enjoy your slow-cooker Thanksgiving dinner!