This piece originally appeared on MyRecipes.com.
Calling all who lean on and cherish their slow cookers through the hustle in bustle of day-to-day life, and are ready to take that relationship to the next level: bringing it to family Thanksgiving.
As any Crockpot convert knows, slow cookers are crazy versatile and highly lovable (no matter what the haters say). Minimal prep is required for slow cooking, creating time for other things–thus, making them the perfect kitchen assistant during the holidays. The humble appliance grants us–the frazzled home cook with 6 billion things to do–the freedom to walk away from a specific dish, or even the kitchen altogether, for hours. The cooker does the work. The cooker gives us confidence.