A slow cooker does the cooking while you work, play or do as you please. Before you know it, the meal’s done, and you didn’t have to spend any time minding the stove.
Choose a one-dish meal or slow cooker soup for a complete supper solution. Or prepare a “big batch” recipe such as our Slow-Cooker Spice Rubbed Pork. If you have leftovers, we recommend refrigerating the food in the slow cooker insert to avoid dirtying (and washing) an extra container. Then reheat some or all of it on the stovetop or microwave. That’s dinner, done.
—By Nicki Pendleton Wood