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Who says Christmas dinner has to be a big production? Sure, the logistics of feeding a
lot of people might require a large quantity of food, but it’s possible to fix it and forget it
for your holiday meal. If you’re looking to change things up and reduce your
Christmas stress, consider using your crock pot and let dinner take care of itself.
Crock pot cooking is an excellent way to get your meal prep done and dinner cooking
while you enjoy the holiday doing activities outside of the kitchen. Crock pots have long
since been a staple for busy families who want delicious food, but don’t have spare time
to spend cooking. Why not use this method for Christmas? Here are some fun
ways to use your crock pot for the holidays.

Multiple crock pots = multiple options. There’s no rule that says you can’t have more
than one crock pot. Try using crock pots for more than one of your staple dishes for
Christmas Crock pots work well for items like stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, and
green bean casserole. If you want to get out of the box, try using multiple crock pots for a
non-traditional meal like beans and ham and a scrumptious dessert. Fix it, forget it, and
enjoy your day doing things you love with family and friends.

Crock pots with friends– If you’re hosting friends and family, ask them to bring along a
crock pot dish. Dividing up the meal and letting the crock pots do the work means the
kitchen stays cleaner and everyone has more time to spend together. Create a buffet
style meal by lining up the crock pots filled with yummy Christmas foods.

Plan ahead without any fuss- Prepping foods ahead of time can help reduce stress on
the big day. Using your crock pot in the weeks before the holiday will allow you to prep
foods and cook them with minimal effort. This can streamline your planning and allow
you to freeze some foods ahead of time with very little inconvenience to your already
busy schedule. Many foods can be reheated in the crock pot too, making it easy on you
before, during, and after the holiday.

Cooking and cleaning can take up a lot of the day on Christmas. If you’re looking for a
break this year, consider using your crock pot so dinner can take care of itself.
Imagine a day of rest and relaxation while your meal prepares itself? If that sounds like
heaven, it might be a perfect time to switch things up and let the crock pot do the work.