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Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? If so, the slow cooker is your best friend. If you’ve never done the whole massive turkey dinner thing, you might not realize it, but one of the most difficult things about getting that awesome yumminess on the table is timing.
It may seem like a silly thing to worry about—who cares if dinner is 15 minutes late—but it becomes problematic when dishes start coming off at different times. No one wants cold food, ya heard?
This is where the slow cooker can rock your holiday. Will you be able to fit your 20-pound bird into your slow cooker? No, but the slow cooker can take some of the other dishes off your hands while you focus on the rest of the meal. And the slow cooker can do it with impeccable timing—just set the time you want the dish to be ready to serve, and like magic, it’s ready to roll.
Mashed potatoes are one of my very favorite Thanksgiving day dishes to “hand off” to my beloved slow cooker. It’s not that mashed potatoes are particularly difficult or time-consuming to make the normal way—they aren’t—it’s just that if I let the slow cooker do the work, that’s one less thing I have to think about on turkey day. When it comes to the timing issue, before I started using the slow cooker to do my potatoes, I always seemed to be waiting for my potatoes to boil or over boiling my potatoes or they’d be ready too soon and cold by the time they got to the table. I could just never get the timing right.
Now with the slow cooker? My mashed potatoes are hot, creamy, and ready to go whenever I am. With barely any work or thought on my part. Honestly, I’ve almost forgotten the potatoes multiple times because I spaced I had made them! That’s how hands-off this whole process is.