I've made turkey and dressing in the crockpot before but this time I hit the jackpot for texture, taste, and convenience to feed a crowd. This recipe got rave reviews at work and easily fed twenty people with enough leftover for a couple of servings for Gene and I later. I served it with turkey gravy on the side and the my work-mates brought all the fixings: mashed potates, corn casserole, pumpkin pies, and appetizers.
I'll also make it again, not onThanksgiving, using rotisserie chicken or pork loin as the meat, maybe other dressing/stuffing flavors, but definitely keeping the sauteed veggies, fruit, and nuts. The recipe can easily be halved or maybe even thirded if you use the "about a" method: For example: "about" 1 1/2 cups of diced meat, "about" 1 Tbsp butter and "about" 1 Tbsp olive oil...etc.)