BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Join 17’s Elaina Rusk and “Mama Rusk” in making Thanksgiving dinner.

We are one week out from the holiday and we want to show you how our family makes Thanksgiving.

We came up with this method when I first moved to Bakersfield back in 2008. I was living in a tiny apartment and my mom and dad came down to visit as I worked a long news day for the holiday.

My mom thought up this idea to keep everything warm in crockpots until I got home from my shift and a tradition was born!

Watch the video to see how the Rusks do Thanksgiving and learn a recipe.