Quick! There's a Holy Hour at Church at 7.30, and somehow you have to get everybody fed and out the door beforehand. Or the family is starving after Morning Mass- the coffee hour doughnut holes just aren't cutting it. You get the picture.
Don't worry, the Church Ladies have the answers!
I have to admit, when I got married, I was ambivalent about registering for a crock-pot- I did it mostly to please my mother -in-law, but wasn't convinced I'd get much use out of it. I put it on the top shelf of the pantry and ignored it until recently. But add in a Sunday night knitting group, and BAM! The crock-pot has become a good friend at our house. It'll be the best $20 you ever spent.
Your basic cookbooks- Joy of Cooking, Better Homes and Gardens, and Betty Crocker have slow cooker sections.
Here are the official recipes from Crock-Pot themselves.
Betty (at Betty Beguiles: Marriage, Moxie, and Modesty) offers some breakfast crock-pot meals: Hot Breakfast Cereal, Apple Cobbler, Peach Cobbler, Bacon, Egg, & Potato, Breakfast Casserole, and Oatmeal.
Catholic Answers (yes, they're more than apologetics literature!) shares their favorite crock-pot recipes.
What are your favorite crock-pot recipes?