Hello Monday!! Only 1 more day of work until a little break. Of course, break time from a school means time to get better from whatever sickness the kids have given you. If you have a cold or flu like illness, well this post is sure to help you out this week.
Is there really anything that you can’t make in a crock pot? This post has everything, from the turkey to the dessert. First off are the drinks:
Grab your Crock Pot and get ready to make and bake and cook and whatever else you do in a Crock Pot.
#1. PSL non starbucks edition. It is officially the end of the pumpkin era. While I am sad to see it go, I welcome peppermint with open arms.
#2. Hot Caramel Apple Cider (Adult Beverage) Apple Cider is another thing that leaves with the season, but hot chocolate is not a bad replacement.
#3. Hot Apple Cider.
It’s easy. Apple cider, cinnamon sticks & cloves. Place into crock pot until warm. Enjoy. Of course you can always just warm the cider up and enjoy it.
#4. Vanilla Latte. I think this drink can be made for a fall or winter party. Vanilla is a crowd pleaser.
Onto the side dishes:
#1. Corn Casserole. I did not know this was a thing until a few years ago when it was suddenly on the table. Maybe it was my lack of experience at the adult table, who knows.
#2. Green Bean Casserole. Not my favorite. I really enjoy the ingredients, but for some reason this isn’t a go-to side dish for me, even if it’s a classic one.
#3. Mashed Potatoes. I normally like my potatoes, mashed completely, creamy, thick, and buttery. My family likes them a bit more chunky and not as creamy. I’m planning on make a recipe for mine in a few days. In place of that I like this recipe because it’s different and looks great.
#4. Cranberry Sauce. Does anyone really eat this? Honestly. I won’t judge, but I don’t think I have ever had a spot for this on my plate. Ever.
#5 Stuffing. I am a boxed stuffing type of gal. Stove Top is my friend and we go well together. I always thought that this was the stuffing I ate at thanksgiving. Apparently she makes the box and dumps in pieces of giblets. I know that they are “parts of the turkey” and I look past it.
#6. Butternut Squash (Mashed) I also did not now this was a thing for thanksgiving. I also didn’t know what half of the veggies were in the stores until I started cooking more, that is my excuse.
#7. Sweet Potato Casserole. I have always wondered why people put marshmallows onto this side dish. My family just chunks it up and cooks it, but kudos to those who give it a little twist.
Onto the Meat: Turkey (Breast) & Ham. That is all.
#1. Ham. I don’t have much to say about this, I have never cooked a ham in the oven or the crock pot. So good luck to those who do.
#2. Turkey. Gobble Gobble. I feel like even in the crock pot, the same ingredients are used, the skin just isn’t as crisp. For me, that is not okay. I love the worst part of the turkey, the skin, it’s just delicious.
#3. Gravy. You always need gravy. Drippings or not, it’s a necessity for Thanksgiving. This is not made in a crock pot.
Last, the sweets. We have the normal pies at our dinner, but usually we have cookies, chocolates, and other sugar filled goodies.
#1. Pecan Pie. This is not a popular pie to make where I like, it’s one of those pies that people would rather buy. Maybe with this version it will be much easier to make.
#2. Pumpkin Pie. Would it really be Thanksgiving with out a pumpkin pie? I don’t think so. Yet again I will try the pie this year, and I will do my best to enjoy it.
Good luck to all who cook this holiday. I hope it is delicious.