I think that without my slow cooker, my life would be a lot lonelier and sadder than it is today. Life without a slow cooker by this point in even our short relationship, is now unimaginable. Currently, I am waiting about four hours for my sweet potato chili to be done (sound intriguing to you? The recipe is here: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/05/sweet-potato-chili-vegan-crockpot.html) and in four hours then, I will have a healthy vegetarian high-fibre gourmet dinner. Presto. And for dessert? Stuffed baked apples: stuff pecans and dried cranberries into cored apples, pour cranberry juice over the top. Four hours later? Baked apples. It’s a culinary adventure every single day. Oh, Slow Cooker… I love you so much. What you have done for me in these first few days of aquaintance is so much more than a man has ever done for me.