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Its turkey time again and it is hard to get into the season with piles of homework and studying for midterms. The preparation of the Thanksgiving meal can be overwhelming and even comical at times. One year I put a turkey in the oven and after four hours realized the oven wasn’t turned on. So that year we ate around nine o’clock not my best dinner. A friend of mine had a rookie move of not removing the turkey giblets because she thought giblets are turkey man parts or something. Cooking can be very entertaining even when they turn out to be bit of a disaster. These three recipes are a safe proof simple holiday dinner menu that will please your desire for the traditional Thanksgiving feast. With all the stress of being a college student I want to remind everyone that the holiday is a time to make memories with your family and friends and possibly create a meal to be proud of.

Also being students we have to watch every penny and these three recipes are easy one the wallet and the eye. First throw the turkey breast in the slow cooker and prepare the side dishes and set them aside. In the meantime grab your favorite drink and spend the rest of the day enjoying your friends and family.

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Cooking Time: 55 minutes


  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 3 diced onions
  • 6 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. In a skillet heat chicken broth and onions on medium-high heat for about 10 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine bread crumbs, paprika, egg, salt and pepper. Pour over the heated chicken broth and onions. Mix well.
  3. Place stuffing in a casserole dish . Cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Cooking Time: 8 hours


  • 1 bone-in turkey breast
  • 1 packet of onion soup mix


  1. Place turkey breast in slow cooker.
  2. Rub onion soup mix all over the outside of the breast and even under skin.
  3. Place in slow cooker.
  4. Cover then set cooker on High of an hour then reduce the heat to Low for another 7 hours.
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Sweet Potatoes

Cooking Time: 1 hour


  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 2 pinches oregano
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 pinches pepper
  • Directions

    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a cookie sheet with oil.
    2. Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Cut them into cube size pieces. Place on cookie sheet and turn them so that they are coated with oil.
    3. Sprinkle with oregano, salt and pepper.
    4. Bake in oven for a hour or until soft.