Here are a few of the many things I put into my crockpot. . .
1. Pork & Sauerkraut -- any of the cheaper cuts of pork will do because with hours of cooking, they are tenderized by the acid in the kraut and succulent with the moisture of slow cooking!
2. Soups of all sorts, especially bean soups that just get better when they simmer all day!
3. Ribs -- not diet food but great when slow cooked. The trick is to cut the slabs into portions that fit into your crockpot and use tin-foil to build a separation rack so that each mini-slab has it's own space to cook in -- YUMMY!
Hope you will find lots of new ways to enjoy your meals without heating the whole kitchen this summer!