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A Slow-Cooked Holiday!

Make your holiday gathering a little bit easier with this suggested Holiday Slow-Cooked Menu!

The task of cooking for a large crowd can often be extremely daunting!  If you put your slow cookers to use, you can take a lot of stress out of your hosting duties!!!!  Even if you're not hosting, and you're traveling to several parties (like I am,) take your slow cooker along with you to keep your side dish warm.  

By utilizing your slow cookers, you can save your precious oven space for the large items (like a huge turkey or ham) or for those super yummy pies!  I remember my holiday gatherings growing up, where we had to cook everything in shifts because the turkey or ham was in the oven.  Because of this, half our dinner was cold when we went to eat.  This won't happen to you any longer!  

I've put together a list of Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Desserts, Beverages and even Leftover Recipes for you to use the Holiday Season!

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year!

Hope

Main Dishes:
Traditional Turkey Breast
Beer Braised
Turkey Breast
Brown Sugar and Honey Ham

Side Dishes:
Green Bean Casserole
Cranberry Orange Sauce
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Cranberry Apple Chutney
Creamy Chive and Onion Mashed Potatoes
Sweet and Savory Homemade Stuffing
Mom's Stuffing
Sweet Acorn Squash
Slow Cooked Baked Beans

Desserts:
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Eggnog Bread Pudding
Rice Pudding
Irish Cream Brownies with Heath
Coffee Caramel Cake

Beverages:
White Ancho Chili Hot Chocolate with Orange Blueberry Brandy
Hot Chocolate - Peppermint, Dark and Orange
Apple Cider

Leftovers:
Leftover Turkey and Dumplings
Leftover Turkey Chili
Leftover Turkey Soup

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Bryce December 16, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Thanks Hope! The Eggnog Bread Pudding just solved my Christmas Eve get together desert problem!
Hope Comerford December 16, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Thanks Kristin! You too!
Hope Comerford December 16, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Yay! I love solving problems! ;)
Sharon December 17, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Thank you so much Hope! Your name rings true, "Hope" for those holiday meals! I'll be very jolly trying out all of your recipes! Thank you again and have a very Merry Christmas.
Hope Comerford December 18, 2012 at 12:31 PM
You are so welcome, Sharon! I appreciate the compliment! Merry CHristmas to you!

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