**This post has been sponsored by Calphalon. They gave me th8 qt. multi-pot in exchange for writing my personal story. **
We celebrated a late Thanksgiving/early Christmas with my in-laws this weekend. I’m not sure we can classify it as Thanksgiving Dinner since we didn’t have the classic turkey dinner. We had a delicious slow cooked pork roast, rich and savory, roasted in garlic and onions. Of course I used my favorite slow cooker. Our sides took 2 pans – mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, and steamed green beans. It was dinner made easy with Calphalon. Calphalon sent me a new Multi-Purpose Pot to try PLUS offered one to give away. Yes! One of you gets to win a Calphalon Contemporary Non-Stick 8 qt. Multi-Pot w/ steamer.
Calphalon’s multi-pot is amazing because not only is it non-stick but it has 2 inserts – a colander and a steamer basket – and is dishwasher safe. When I pulled it out of the box I was worried. I was looking forward to a pan that could make a big batch of mashed potatoes if need be. This pan looked small. I first used it for a big Thanksgiving feast and needed it for 10 pounds of potatoes. Well, I started peeling my 10 pounds of potatoes and decided when it was full I would just pull out another pan for the rest. Looks can be deceiving. THIS PAN FIT ALL TEN POUNDS OF POTATOES with the pre-requisite “inch to spare”.
A few days later, for another meal, I cooked my sweet potatoes right in the colander so all I would have to do is lift it out of the pan and dump them into a bowl to mash. When the sweet potatoes had about 15 minutes left I put fresh green beans in the steamer basket and popped them in to steam. The green beans and sweet potatoes were finished at the same time and I used just 1 pan and burner (Who doesn’t want to save on electricity?). I pulled the strainers, dumped most of the liquid out then put them back to stay warm while I mashed the white potatoes.
I put the green beans in a serving bowl with browned butter, mashed the sweet potatoes in minutes then sliced the roast and served it covered it in its juice, slow cooked onions and garlic.
Dessert was traditional Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie. I made most of it in mini jars and the rest in a medium glass dish. Homemade whipped cream finished it off.
Now all that was left was to put the dishwasher safe pieces into the dishwasher. I did say Calphalon made dinner easy, right? For more information on the Calphalon Contemporary Non-Stick line check out this informational video.
I am so excited to tell you that one of you can win a Calphalon Contemporary Non-Stick 8 quart Multi-Pot w/ steamer and colander set. Make sure you enter the giveaway!
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