Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Eating and Exercise Plans > Weight Loss Plans > Vegetarian
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-19-2010, 10:38 AM   #1
Way too much time on my hands!
 
TaDa!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,291
Gallery: TaDa!
Stats: 236.5 /132.5/ 128-133 @5'3"
WOE: Atkins Maintenance (Vegetarian + Fish)
Start Date: 6/03 & Goal! 5/06
Thanksgiving .. Christmas .. trying to get at the stove! kitchen! Some Ideas ...

No, not the food ... that part is easily figured out! When you are going to be part of a household where the kitchen is being taken over the morning of, by all of the various highcarb dishes, and the Turkey, or Turkeys .. and the vegetarians at the feast suddenly become the poor orphaned long-lost cousins stuck begging for time at the microwave in order to eat ...

Well, this year, my family is having 13 for Thanksgiving ... and some of them are "guests", so of course my mother will be filling every available oven space with Turkeys and potatoes and pies and ...

What do we do about the 3 vegetarians and their need for food that is warm and tasty too? I was seriously stressing on this because it is always a pain trying to get room in the oven on these days .. and this year is going to be even worse. My solution this year, is to cook it all before Thanksgiving, at my home, and bring some appliances with me!

I think I am going to use my crockpot which is a "Nesco Roaster." I am going to try and pre-cook my casserole in there and then just put it on very very low to heat it through for Thursday!



I think I'll be buying a cheapy smaller crockpot (my mom has one) to use essentially as warming trays for the spicy green beans and the mashed fauxtatoes which I will warm in the microwave an hour or so before the meal when it is easily available. I am hoping to find ones that have the lift-out pan like my Nesco Roaster does.

In my travels, I also found some other cool things:

Something new to me called an electric skillet, a 16x16" one was about $50 and you can cook right in it and then serve it in the skillet thing too which looks like a fancy buffet server dish!! it is kind of big, so I'd need to cook with it on Thursday rather than pre-make the food, so I am going to nix that option, since that kitchen is going to be full of insane cooks! Kohls had them.

Also at Kohls, also for $50, was a three station crockpot!!!! For use at a buffet table. My problem was that the crocks all seemed tiny to me, but it might be a good option for someone else out there!

Pauline
__________________
Goal Reached May 2006! Percentage Weightloss: 46%!

Stats: 47 Years Old & 5'3" tall
Weight: 236.5 (43 bmi) / 132.5 / 128-133 (size 4/6 .. 23 bmi)

*Weekly Weigh-In 7/10/12

My Journal
Year One Weightloss and Chart
My Weightloss Story

Last edited by TaDa!; 11-19-2010 at 10:42 AM..
TaDa! is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 11-20-2010, 12:36 PM   #2
Way too much time on my hands!
 
TaDa!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,291
Gallery: TaDa!
Stats: 236.5 /132.5/ 128-133 @5'3"
WOE: Atkins Maintenance (Vegetarian + Fish)
Start Date: 6/03 & Goal! 5/06
Yay!!! I got a cheap 5 qt crockpot at Wally World .. on sale this week for $15!!!! Unlike the 7 quart Nesco Roaster, it only has 3 settings like a normal crockpot, but will suit my purposes fine as a warmer for Thanksgiving and a backup crockpot for the house.



Since posting, I realized I can actually cook my squash / egg-based casserole right in the crockpot and am thinking this might be an awesome new way to use the crockpot in general ..
TaDa! is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:39 PM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriendsŪ is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.