I work at night, so, except on my days off, my cooking is done in the morning. In addition to crock pot cooking, I like using a clay pot, especially for roasts and tenderloins. One of my son's is a vegetarian, so we eat a few meatless meals a week, or I make a meatless version of the main meal. My husband says I cannot follow a recipe, which is true. I rarely review recipes because I alter them so much.