Santa brought a new slow cooker to our house, and I'm thinking it will be helpful in getting dinner on the table, but in my searches I'm wondering if it's really any easier than cooking on the stovetop or oven. I've seen warnings about leaving it on all day, or even if I do, most recipes call for only 5-6 hours of cooking time and I'm out of the house for closer to 10. And while I understand that browning will improve flavor, the whole point is that I don't have time to stand at the stovetop cooking. So help me fall in love with it.
So far, I'm seeing pulled pork as a great option - anything else?