For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Abroad... and Ovenless

Ovenless Chefs,
Here are a few links of foods that might be worth trying this season if you are Ovenless, but determined to have a "traditional" meal. (Places mentioned for finding food pertains to ROK residents) This is just a list of suggestions to get the brain going... so find a recipe that suits your needs, or modify to your hearts content! Happy Cooking!

Homemade noodles in Chicken broth... add in meat pulled from a rotisserie chicken (Home Plus has them) and you are set with your main dish.

Or just skip the noodles and lay out the Chicken to "carve". :)

Try using your crock pot to make some of your favorites ahead of time, then turn down to keep warm.

creamed corn... for the southerners!

yummy mashed taters... a new twist on the classic... but nothing wrong with sticking to the classics!

In a crock-pot or stockpot, mashed taters are a must... savory or sweet.

sweet taters:
(Don't have maple syrup?, follow the first comment at the bottom and sub with 1/4 dark brown sugar and 1/2 C honey... or just 3/4 C dark brown sugar! :)

You can find the beans and bacon at Costco

don't forget the stuffing/dressing,1626,151186-252198,00.html (Just use what spices you can... though sage really just makes it, so borrow some if you have to!)

mac and cheese please...

and cranberry sauce... yes with dried cranberries (Costco)

Glazed Carrots:

finger foods are always nice
like deviled eggs:

Or a cheese ball and crackers:

dessert: make your own puree and make...(Message me for details)
or just buy a pumpkin pie at Costco...

or... fried pies! :)

Bread.. almost forgot one of my favorite parts!
buy your bread... or make a BIG batch of these biscuits for breakfast and reheat leftovers at chow time

or... make these rolls the night before.
I hope this helps you get inspired to make a home away from home-cooked meal this Thanksgiving Holiday!

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