Last year, on my favorite cancelled day-time television show, The Chew, I learned a fantastic tip...you can keep your mashed potatoes warm for up to 4 HOURS in your slow cooker!
Stay with me...If you have previously hosted Thanksgiving, you know the "get the food on the table at the same time" struggle. It is a rush of pans, pots, casseroles, and hands moving food around in the best kind of chaos. I love it.
But I also love the idea of being a cool, calm, collected Thanksgiving hostess. One who can sip a class of spiked cider moments before effortlessly setting up the Thanksgiving buffet. This year, I might just accomplish it...because of my slow cooker.
I tried this tip last year. I made my mashed potatoes 2 hours before dinner and put them in the slow cooker. I stirred them every 45 minutes and they were perfect. I highly recommend you try this tip.
Check back tomorrow for more tips on how to be a cool, calm collected Thanksgiving hostess!