The first time I saw my apartment, I fell in love with the hardwood floors, the large windowsills, and the old-school feel of the building. What I did not fall in love with, however, was the cramped kitchen with minimal counter space and few storage cabinets. You’d have to see it to believe it. One of my friends remarked skeptically, “Oh, what a…cozy…kitchen. Umm…good luck.” But I like to swim upstream, so I figured could employ some small space kitchen ideas to maximize storage and counter space. Even for someone like me, who cooks less frequently than the average American, the small kitchens in some studio apartments can be challenging. With planning and creativity, though, the obstacle of small space can be overcome.
Appliances will suffer, if you try to clean them with anything more abrasive than a sponge or stronger than soap and water. Use dishwashing liquid like Dawn to safely clean any surface in the kitchen without harming it.
Next, dice 28 slices of fresh white bread. Spray a large casserole pan with cooking spray, and layer the chicken and the diced bread. Two or more pans might be necessary when making this main dish for a crowd. It depends upon the size of the chickens and the sizes of available baking pans.
Place your turkey in the roasting pan to make sure it fits. (Leave it wrapped.) And of course if you have a frozen turkey 3 days is probably the minimum time you need to get it out of the freezer and into the refrigerator, four days would be better. It takes about 24 hours per 5 pounds of bird to get it unthawed. A 15-18 pound turkey should be in the refrigerator by Monday morning. A turkey larger than that needs to be put in the refrigerator on Sunday or even Saturday before Thanksgiving. Do not put turkeys out on the counter to thaw.
Move your corn from one sink to another filled with icy cold water, again let sit for three minutes. This will ensure your corn is cool enough to handle and has cooled enough to freeze without going rancid.
If you are using this equipment for the first time then it is very important for you to clean it through before preparing meals in it. You will see that the roaster oven is that excellent product that can cook anything from a turkey to mouth watering cheesecake. You can wash the equipment with soapy water in order to clean it thoroughly.
To make this deliciously filling main dish for a crowd, begin by slow cooking a roast in a crock pot, or use multiple crock pots when necessary. After the meat has been added, set the slow cooker on high, and do not add anything else. Water is not required unless the meat is frozen. The meat will cook in its own juice. If the meat is frozen in the least, it is very important to add at least one-quarter inch of water to prevent the crock from cracking.
That’s it! See how simple it can be to freeze your own corn. The next time you go to grab a vegetable from the freezer, pull out your corn and see how good it feels to put something on the table that you helped produce!