I love my crockpot. It's a great way to make sure the family has a hot dinner if I get distracted with driving carpool, or quilting, or taking kids to sports, or quilting, or walking the dog, or quilting. You get the idea. :)
Did you know that baked potatoes are delicious in the crockpot? Just clean the baking potatoes, wrap them each in tin foil, and pop them in the crockpot. Cook on high for an hour or two, then switch the setting to low for the rest of the day. The potatoes will be hot and ready whenever you are. All you have to do is put out the butter, sour cream, shredded cheese, diced ham, broccoli, bacon bits, chives, etc. My kids love loading their own potatoes, and if they are big enough, it's a complete meal.
It only takes 10 minutes in the morning, and dinner is done! Now you have time to quilt instead of cooking!
Enjoy every bite!