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Old 11-23-2008, 09:47 AM   #1
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Exclamation My oven died

Is there anything I can't cook in a crock pot? Casseroles? I have a microwave but I haven't tried to 'cook' anything with it. Thanksgiving is days away!
Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 11-23-2008, 09:57 AM   #2
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Aww, I am so sorry for such bad timing. Can you butterfly and grill your turkey and make your sides on the stove top?
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:02 AM   #3
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No need to even butterfly it. The best turkey I ever had was done on a grill and it was not butterflied.

I would second the grill idea. A grill is basically an outdoor oven anyway.
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Have you called an appliance repairman to have it looked at? Is it worth repairing? If you have an electric frying pan that can also be helpful for casseroles. Wal-Mart has electric roasters for around $25-$30 that you can cook the bird in. I've had the $20 model for 4 years and it works like a charm.

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Old 11-23-2008, 10:04 AM   #5
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I have a grill, but I think I'll order a pre-cooked turkey this year.
Then there is everyday main meals. Not sure what I'll do.
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Then there is everyday main meals. Not sure what I'll do.
You can use the grill for those too.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:13 AM   #7
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Is your oven gas or electric?
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You can use the crock pot for casseroles too, I think there was a thread on this site about different uses for the crock pot. Check crockpot.com for recipe ideas too.
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:20 AM   #9
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Last summer, Katie E cooked dinner every day for a month in the crockpot, as an experiment. It worked out very well for her, as I recall.

In the summer, I rarely use my oven. Microwave, stove top and grill give plenty of cooking options.
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Last summer, Katie E cooked dinner every day for a month in the crockpot, as an experiment. It worked out very well for her, as I recall.

In the summer, I rarely use my oven. Microwave, stove top and grill give plenty of cooking options.
Yep, you're right, GotGarlic. It was an amazing experiment and I was more than pleased with the variety afforded me. I'd do it again.

Like JoeV, I have one of those large (18-quart) electric roasters. Love it. Does a great turkey, plus I've cooked multiple sides in mine all at the same time, just separating them with wire racks.
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