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10/29/10 1:19 A

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Yes, So. Cal, San Diego to be exact. We go to the Anza-Borrego desert, El Centro, CA. towards Arizona. Lots of sand dunes. We ride quads, there is a group of about 20 of us, my parents started going in their 50's to be with us. Love extended family, but this way, our invite is 'this is where we are going to be, you are welcome to join us', and we avoid dragging the kids between 2 sets of grandparents, etc. They are 10 and 15 now and grew up there for TG, don't really know anything else. Plus, they get to play all day and hang out with cousins & friends. We cook about an 12-15 lb. bird in the 5'er oven. We cook one at home before we go, and make a huge pot of turkey soup, that's always on the stove. Late nights around the campfire is the best time for warm soup! And with needing a generator going all day for the pots, the most efficient way out there is to use them as warmers.



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10/29/10 12:47 A

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I have the bags, bought on sale with coupon, but never used them yet. Pthalates? But I may start using them. Also if I buy one from Goodwill who's crock doesn't come out, I definitley use them.

What's this about camping in the desert? Are you in the SW?

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10/29/10 12:24 A

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Well, since we camp in the desert for TG, we basically use ours for warmers as well. Mashed potatoes from stove to CP, stuffing from oven to CP, yams from oven to CP... I have 3, the newer digital ones are so cool, love the way they automatically go to "Warm" when the cooking cycle is done.

OH!! HAVE YOU TRIED THE REYNOLDS SLOW COOKER LINERS?

I will never cook in the CP without them again. Take the bag, throw it away, wipe crock, and you are done! What a genius idea!!!! emoticon

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10/28/10 8:47 P

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Thanks everyone! I usually post on the "what are you crock cooking today thread", and really not much anywhere else. I really don't have alot of plans for changes, other than freshening up some threads on Nov 1st. Let me know if anyone has good ideas. Don't be shy.

I have 3 crockpots, for Thanksgiving am kind of wishing I had a 4th, LOL!

I have a 3 quart Corning Shadow Iris made by Rival is my smallest, I make Hot & Sour soup in it all the time, perfect size! The Corningware 3 qt oven casserole dish with glass lid, functions as this crockpot's "insert". I bought it off eBay (and this was years ago) solely because it matched my Shadow Iris dishes set. (I love purple, and decades ago there were no purple dishes, so the purple iris was as close as I could get.) It looks like this:
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A friend gave me a 5.5 quart round Rival with crock insert when my other one died, because she never uses it. Score! It is not a color I would have chosen but I'm very thankful for a new, free crockpot.

I have a 4 quart West Bend oval with griddle bottom. I never use the griddle bottom. Because it is oval, roasts are a perfect in it even though it's not large at all.

None of them have any fancy new features. No "Warm", no timer, not digital, etc. But at least all have removable crocks in one sense or the other.

Thanksgiving crockpot use:
Gravy in smallest (I really do need a smaller one from Goodwill for this!)

Make-ahead mashed potatoes - make a week ahead and reheat 3.5 hrs on low in crockpot on Thanksgiving day, what a lifesaver!

Hot applecider drink - I had this last year in crockpot, it was sooooooo good. One of those things that makes your mouth water when you think about it. I make it a practice to NEVER drink my calories, so this is definitely a once-a-year treat to look forward to.

If I get a small one from Goodwill like 1.5 qt dip size, I will put gravy in it, and will have 4 crockpots going instead of 3, and will add butternut soup in the freed-up crockpot.

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10/28/10 7:26 P

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Yes, I will probably make my crock pot dressing. I also keep gravy in one crock pot so it is hot for refills. I have done turkey breast in one before but I do like the turkey in the oven roaster as well. It is 4 hours and it is done. (kind of like a crock pot but bigger!!!)

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10/28/10 1:27 P

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emoticon New Team Leader!
Thank you for taking this group on, I am looking forward to this forum being more active!

What kinds of plans to you have for your CP & Thanksgiving?

I am making the white bean chili in mine on Sunday for Halloween. Makes a nice, quick, easy warm meal, easily put n a coffee mug for the kiddos while trick-or-treating!
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10/28/10 12:08 P

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Thank you Carol for stepping up!!

I am Heidi from Lansing, MI I am one and a half hours away from either Lake Michigan or Lake Huron.

I love this team! I am an avid fan of my crockpot; ok pots I own 4. I utilize them all real regular.

You all have shown me to be brave and just try it. Food can be modified to work.

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10/28/10 11:22 A

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emoticon I use my crock pot a lot - because I hate to cook.......so glad to have a new leader who will participate more! Thanks.......vista in n tx
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Welcome as the new leader!! :) :) Thanks for keeping us an active group!! :)
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There used to be alot of team leaders, but they all went away, and the one left was inactive. I signed up to take on the team, SP emailed the inactive leader to see if they approved, and said if there was no response I'd be added in 3 days.

So that's what happened; there was no response and I was added.

I'm Carol in Maryland. I use my crockpot every week. I'm already have plans for all my crockpots for Thanksgiving.

I subscribed to all the sticky threads except the emoticons & games. So let me know if something falls through the cracks. Feel free to stop by my page or SparkMail me anytime, door's always open. I'm usually on SP late at night. It might take a day or two to get back to you but I promise I will. I don't plan on changing much.

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