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Reduce Cooking Time with These Microwave-Friendly for Thanksgiving Dinner

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As enjoyable as Thanksgiving dinner maybe, it can be a hassle to prepare this lavish feast at home. Between the turkey, the side dishes, the salad, and seasonal desserts, there are many things to juggle on Thanksgiving morning. So, you’ll likely be more than relieved to hear about these simple microwavable recipes, which can eliminate several steps from your routine ahead of the big meal.

Prepare Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is well-suited for the microwave. In a 2-quart casserole, combine a 12-ounce package of fresh cranberries, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup orange juice or water. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap, and microwave 7 to 11 minutes until cranberries pop.

Steam Green Beans

Need to prepare the green beans? You don’t have to simmer them over the stove. Take a serious shortcut with this microwavable recipe. Cook 1 pound green beans and a few tablespoons water in a covered casserole for 4 to 6 minutes until tender-crisp.

Toast Nuts

To toast nut pieces, pile 1/2 to 1 cup in glass measure or bowl (don't spread them out on a plate as if they were on a cookie sheet in the oven). Heat 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until lightly colored and aromatic — and don't forget to stir them a couple of times during microwaving.

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Did you know that you can prepare potatoes in the microwave? All it takes is several minutes in the microwave to perfectly prepare potatoes – no oven required! Simply prick 4 medium sweet potatoes, then place on a turntable and zap 10 to 11 minutes until soft. Proceed to use in your recipes as desired.

Oxford at Lake Worth Apartments in Fort Worth, Texas goes above and beyond to improve your daily lifestyle with our spacious floor plans, unparalleled amenities, and incomparable customer service. We hope that these tips will inform, educate, and ultimately provide you with a better way-of-life.  

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