This post is sponsored by Allstate. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Can you believe it’s already November? This means the holidays are upon us and it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Every year we alternate families between the two. This year is our turn to host Thanksgiving and believe it or not, I’m excited to host. I’m no Martha Stewart and don’t love cooking, so this year I’ve decided to keep it simple with a yummy recipe in the crockpot.
Wanna know something else? I’m making my entire Thanksgiving dinner in one crockpot. Yep you heard that right! This is the perfect turkey dinner for a small Thanksgiving celebration at your house- the bird, stuffing, and veggies are all cooked together.
What you’ll need:
- 3 lb boneless turkey breast
- 3 stalks celery diced
- 3 carrots peeled and cubbed
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 cup onion diced
- 2- 6 oz boxes cornbread stuffing mix dry
- 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth
- Placed thawed breast in bottom of slow cooker.
- Add in the vegetables, top with dry stuffing, and pour chicken broth over all ingredients
- Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or on high 4-5 hours or until turkey is cooked.
- Remove stuffing and veggies to a serving bowl. Remove turkey to a platter, staining juices into the slow cooker.
- Allow turkey to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Use reserved juices to moisten stuffing and turkey slices as needed.
This quick and simple recipe doesn’t have you in the kitchen all day or even at home while your meal is cooking. With that being said, fall is the season for candles, cooking and turning on your fireplace. If you’ve watched, “This Is Us” you know what happened in the episode with the crockpot.
Thankfully, Allstate has provided us with some safety tips for this upcoming holiday season.
- Test your smoke detectors. Smoke detectors can be your first line of defense from harm. Test your smoke detectors once a month, says the NFPA, and change the batteries at least once a year (consider doing this at the beginning or end of daylight saving time). Replace any smoke detectors that are more than 10 years old, says the NFPA.
- Replace open-flame candles with flameless candles.
- Make sure you have a fire extinguisher that is close and working.
- Heat your home safely. My boys are upstairs and in the wintertime, their rooms get pretty cold. I sometimes have a space heater upstairs, but I make sure to always turn it off before leaving the house or going to bed.
- Be sure to have your furnace and fireplace cleaned and inspected by a professional before using them this winter.
This post was written as a part of the Allstate Influencer Program and sponsored by Allstate. All opinions are mine. As the nation’s largest publicity held personal lines insurer, Allstate is dedicated not only to protecting what matters most, but to guide people to live the Good Life every day.
As always, thanks for stopping by and happy holidays!