We received a crockpot six years ago as a bridal shower gift. I immediately thrust it to the far reaches of the attic. However, we both work and are now the parents of a small child, and it would really free up time at night to not have to cook. Take-out is getting too $$$. Does anyone here use theirs on a regular basis? Do you really only need to fill it up in the morning and then do nothing until evening? And, do you leave it plugged in all day with no one home? Please share your crockpot experiences!