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Thanksgiving Crockpot Recipes

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My Great-Grandmother's Stuffing in the Crockpot

My Great-Grandmother's Stuffing in the Crockpot

Linda Larsen
Most of use our crockpot to cook one or two dishes for Thanksgiving. But did you know that you can cook almost an entire Thanksgiving dinner in the crockpot? And it doesn't have to be an alternative Thanksgiving menu!

Think of your crockpot as a kitchen assistant. Side dishes, desserts, and main dishes can be assembled, then you just forget about them until it's time to eat. It's like having a couple of sous chefs on hand!

If you cook a turkey breast in the crockpot, you can use the drippings to make gravy. Remove the turkey and heat up some chicken broth (or turkey broth you've made by simmering turkey wings or giblets and onions in water) in a large saucepan. Pour about 1/2 cup into the crockpot, using a spatula to remove browned bits from the sides and bottom. Pour everything into the saucepan, skim fat if necessary (there won't be much) and add chicken broth or turkey broth to equal about 5 cups. Finally, add a flour slurry as directed in My Mother's Turkey Gravy, boil, and salt to taste.

Mix and match these recipes, and be sure to add a few fresh items. Crisp Green Salads and sweet Fruit Salads not only vary temperature and texture, but color and flavor on your holiday plate.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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