That's where you come in.
I want to know what works for you in your home. What does your family love to eat from the slow cooker?
I'll get this party started by sharing some of our faves.
Did you know you could bake potatoes in a slow cooker? I discovered this a couple years ago and boy howdy are they tender and creamy inside! (Except, dear Martha, I need more than 4 potatoes and use a crock larger than 5 qts...) I fry up some bacon and shred some cheese earlier in the day and have some frozen broccoli all thawed out and ready to zap in the micro before serving. It all comes together quite quickly.
Here's an easy chicken burrito filling I did a few years back and posted at my former blog site.
Of course, there's the standby shredded bbq pork on rolls everyone loves. You can find recipes out there all over the place for this one. I just throw a chunk of pork into the slow cooker, salt and pepper it, pour some bbq sauce over, maybe a few dashes of liquid smoke, just to fool everyone into thinking it was done over an actual bbq, and let her go for 8-10 hours on low. Your house will smell like a barbecue joint by the end of the day. My mouth waters just thinking on it.
And then there's chili. No explanation required. Chili is chili.
So much for my repertoire.
Now here's a couple I'd like to try:
Mu-Shu-Ish Chicken wraps
(I'm sensing a theme here. Must be craving some Chinese food...)
And in a similar vein, Thai Peanut Chicken
Okay. Your turn. Leave a link or a quick recipe for your favorite slow cooker meal below in the comments. Feel free to come back and check out what other people have contributed! Happy crock-potting!