Friday, November 17, 2017

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls — Recipes from The Kitchn

This is my absolute favorite kind of slow cooker recipe — one that takes less than five minutes to pull together and then rewards you with a delicious, healthy dinner at the end of the day. These burrito bowls are full of chili-spiced brown rice, black beans, corn, and yes, tender bites of shredded chicken. Everything gets cooked right in the pot, so all you need to do is dish yourself a bowl and sprinkle with cheese.

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The Best Way to Freeze and Reheat Mashed Potatoes — Thanksgiving Tips

When it comes to Thanksgiving sides, there’s no question that mashed potatoes are an absolute must. And there’s another thing to love about this crowd-pleasing dish: It’s actually easier than you might think to make ahead. So get a jump on your Thanksgiving prep by making your mashed potatoes now, freezing them, and then reheating on the big day.

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Why I Make a Million Side Dishes for My Tiny Thanksgiving — Sidekick Side Dishes

If you saw my family’s Thanksgiving grocery haul, you’d be within reason to guess that we were having some 15 or 20 people over to feast — but the reality? More like five.

I don’t have much in the way of extended family members, so our Turkey Day is usually just my brother, my parents, myself, and my husband (who graciously agrees to ditch his large family so that my family doesn’t have to eat alone).

We’ve started a fun tradition: For the past seven years, I send my mom the menu and the grocery list. She’s tasked with doing the shopping and I do all of the cooking (except my dad grills the bird outside). This way, when I get to my parents’ house on Wednesday, everything is there and I can get started.

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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking a Turkey — Tips from The Kitchn

Turkey is certainly the masterpiece of the Thanksgiving table, presented with flourish and praise for the cook. Despite the idyllic image we’ve created of roasted turkey, it is essentially the same as roasting your Sunday chicken, albeit on a much larger scale. While there are lots of opinions about (and some sound advice for) roasting a turkey, there are just a few key steps to avoid for a terrific Thanksgiving turkey.

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The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Setting Up a Buffet — Worksgiving

When done correctly, a buffet dinner can look lovely and be far easier for a hungry crowd to navigate. Sure, it’s not as formal as a sit-down meal, but it allows guests to get what they want, when they want it, without worrying about offending the host by not eating certain things. Plus, it’s easy for the host to organize and clean up.

Just make sure you don’t make any of these (totally avoidable) mistakes and you’ll wind up throwing the best buffet meal ever.

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Whole-Wheat Bread Might Not Be Any Healthier than White Bread — Wellness News

When I was growing up, my mother never allowed white bread in the house. She said white bread was unhealthy, and thus all our bread had to be whole-wheat. My mother was not the most health-conscious person in the world — she served pigs in a blanket and boxed macaroni and cheese more often than was probably advisable — but white bread was the line in the sand she would not cross.

But now it looks like whole-wheat bread might not actually be healthier than white bread at all.

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Your Pie Cheat Sheet — Thanksgiving Tips

It may seem like the only equation you need for figuring out how much pie to have for Thanksgiving is pie + more pie = enough pie. After all, extra pie is the easiest way to ensure there’s enough for a slice the next morning. We’re with you — next-day pie for breakfast is always a good idea.

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