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Make sure when entertaining to use your crockpot to heat up side dishes such as canned veggies, or use it to keep mashed potatoes or a soup warm.
While it's easiest to put out a lot of food at once, you can save a lot of waste and possibly prevent some food poisoning by putting food out in smaller batches and replacing it as it runs out.
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How do you keep buns warm in a crockpot? Do you have to warm them first? Or do they warm well in the crockpot? And how long should you give them to heat up? Should you line the crockpot with a towel and dampen it? This is for a potluck where I need to heat them first at home and keep them warm, hopefully.
Hmmm. I had never thought of using a crock pot to warm/heat rolls before.
We have an old electric bun warmer/steamer from the '70s. I just used it the other day and for the first time noticed it had a small hole in the top in the middle of the handle. It is to let off excess steam so they don't get soggy. Maybe if you scrunched a small piece of foil to use to keep the lid ajar a tiny bit? Just guessing. Perhaps someone else has more insight. :-)
I would do a test run or two with some buns for dinner in advance to see how it works and how long it takes. When I do mine in the steamer I do them fresh sometimes and put them in still frozen sometimes.
I don't know if it will work but what about a ice chest, put some heated towels in to get it warm and then put the rolls in straight from the oven.
If you have use of a micowave, try this.Wet a paper bag put buns in, heat for 20 sec.You can use wet hand towels to,the same way. Good Luck
I did this last year for Thanksgiving dinner with my homemade crescent rolls. I baked them a couple days ahead of time. Then put a damp fingertip towel in the slow cooker, and a dry paper towel on top of the damp towel, arranged my rolls, covered all with another towel, a dry one. The only mistake I made was to set the heat on"warm" instead of "low".
I like the idea of warming buns in a crock pot. Another idea is to use one of those casserole dishes that comes with the warming pad. You know, the kind that looks like a brief case and zips up.