There was a forum posting a few weeks back and the crock-pot came up. Well that totally inspired me to go out in the garage and dust off the crock-pot that was idle for 3 1/2 years and now I have been going non-stop. I even had to purchase another crock-pot to keep up. I've been making a lot of healthy soups and main dishes that I can save the leftovers and have them for lunch the next day. I've been doing the prep work right after breakfast is done and it takes me about 20 minutes. I throw it all in and then by evening I have a nice meal. I started doing a search online for crock-pot cooking and I found a blog where a woman made a new years resolution to use her crock-pot every day in 2008 and wrote a blog about it. I've already made quite a few recipes from there and they have turned out great. Here is the link if anyone is interested. crockpot365.blogspot.com/ Looking at all her comments she has quite the following. I thought this might be of interest to others. I actually have more energy to clean the rooms now and I am not getting so tired since I have been using the crock-pot and I always have something to eat anytime I am hungry.