Be thankful for slow cookers and crescent roll dough.
Coat your turkey with butter before you cook it instead of brining or marinating.
No brining means no need to clear out your entire fridge for 2 days before Thanksgiving in order to fit a 5-gallon cooler in there. The butter will keep your meat moist and add flavor. Just remember to thaw your turkey a few days in advance.
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Use crescent roll dough to make tiny apple pies.
Recipe: Apple Pie Crescent Bites
Cook mashed potatoes in a slow cooker...
Just throw everything in, let it do its thing, then mash. You don't even have to peel the potatoes!
Recipe: Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes