Thanksgiving is a time for food….lots of food!  No one wants to spend days in the kitchen preparing a meal that gets eaten in 10 minutes.  Here are the top 5 ways I have found to get out of the kitchen quick and spending that quality time with family and friends.

 1. Char-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-Less Turkey Fryer


No longer will you have to wake up at 3 in the morning with this handy item. It cooks a turkey up to 16 pounds and you don’t have to spend money on any expensive oil or worry about any of the dangers that come with frying in oil. Just put the turkey in, enjoy your family time and come back to check in a few hours. This is the one I use. Great product!

2. Food Choppers


Food choppers are a must have tool!  All you have to do is cut the onions and celery up into a size that will fit in the food chopper and give it a few smacks and voila you have evenly chopped onions and celery for your Grandmother’s famous stuffing recipe. The best part is clean up is a breeze because everything goes in the dishwasher.

3. NuWave Oven


If you don’t want a fried turkey, you should definitely check this handy item out. Like the Char-Broil, you just put your meat in and leave. This product cooks up to 75% faster than a regular oven. Super convenient and very easy to clean up (everything breaks down to go in the dishwasher!). The best part about this tool is that it’s not just for Thanksgiving.  Think how nice it will be to roast a chicken after a long day of work.

4.  Pie crust rolling bag


The Pie crust rolling bag is an easy no mess way to roll out your pie crust.  You will no longer have to stress out about the mess of flour all over your counter or an uneven crust with this tool!  The best part is that you easily roll perfect circles so there is no cutting to try and fit the crust in the pie pan.  I love this product and use it more than just at Thanksgiving.  After all, who doesn’t love pie???

5.  Crock Pot


The crock pot is an invaluable tool most of the year but never more than at Thanksgiving!  I discovered a new way to make mashed potatoes in the crock pot.  Put them on first thing in the morning and forget them until it’s time to carve the turkey. One quick whirl with the mixer and you have the most delicious mashed potatoes that will sure to become a family favorite.

If you use these items you are guaranteed to have a stress free, more enjoyable, fun Thanksgiving day with your family. Happy eating!