try this - it is amazing.
I get home late, via stopping at the store for a few organic veggies. I toss into the crock pot the following: olive oil, collard greens, 2 cans organic cannellini beans, a clove or two of garlic (you dont even need to chop it), some leftover brown rice, and some salt. I turn it on low. If I get up to in the middle of the night I may stir it, maybe not.
In the morning the smell is tantalizing and the food can be breakfast and/or packs easily into Tupperware for lunch.
Tell me there is anything yummier than greens and beans! Tell me there is anything with more antioxidants than a deep green collard green or with more amino acids than the humble cannelini bean! Tell me this doesnt feed a hungry family of 4 for about ten bucks or a single person for their next 4 meals! Tell me it isnt more difficult to cut open all the plastic on a tv dinner and put it in the microwave than it is to put this together! PEOPLE: you don't even dirty the stovetop! And there are obviously tons of variations -- you can use other veggies, other beans, and other grains! Tell me there is anything more joyous than experiencing G-ds grace via a simple meal!
As always -- make sure your trusty crock is plugged into a surge protector and that it is the only appliance plugged into that socket and that the pot is not too close to a wall or anything flammable. Better safe than sorry. Be good to your slow cooker and it will be good for you.