We go to my Mother-In-Law's every Thanksgiving, well everyone but one so far. It's only a 45 minute drive but there is not enough room in her oven for anything she ask for me to bring. The past years she wants me to bring the green bean casserole and scalloped corn, yet it is always cold by the time we have dinner. Todd likes to arrive a little early in order to visit and to assist where needed. O.K. , it is to visit and for me to assist. Last year I thought it would be a great idea to bring my dishes in a crock pot, this way they can stay warm. The green bean casserole was great but my scalloped corn was not cooked enough.
A dear friend of mine blogged about how she does trial runs of new recipes for her Thanksgiving and I thought to myself..."This woman is a genius! Why did not I ever think of that?" This past weekend I cooked a dinner and included both crock pot recipes. To my utter disappointment, I could not find the recipes I used last year, so I searched and searched to one that I thought was it. My green bean casserole was not a hit at all and will have to have another take. The recipe I followed must have been wrong it stated that it would take 6-8 hours. I thought that was awfully long and I did not remember it taking that long last year. The casserole was scorched within 3 hours. I skimmed the top layer off and added cheese in hopes to save the dish. Trust me even the cheese could not salvage it. The scalloped corn on the other hand turned out great. 2 1/2 hours is perfect. I wish I had another opportunity to make the scalloped corn. I would do a true trial run with 45 minutes of being unplugged just like it will be on Thanksgiving.