Well, I usually throw a protein in there, appropriate accompanying: vegetables; spices; broth base. I've made a Thai style pot of Thai chilies with cabbage, carrot, mushrooms, onions, shallots, ginger, etc. with a Miso Broth and the protein was shrimp.
I've make a Italian style pot with store bought, mushroom broth base; carrot; celery; shallot; garlic; sweet, yellow, & red onion; scallion; green bell pepper; jalapeno; ground venison; rosemary; thyme; salt; pepper; basil. (I remember this one so good because it was recently "My Current Status" on the "Friend Feed".)
I've made a Mexican style pot where the protein was ground beef and the spices were Mexican Taco style.
I have a Spark Friend that belongs to a "Crock Pot Team" and she'll even throw in a piece of meat like a chunk of London Broil to slow cook it. Other people commented on the my post to the "Friend Feed" that they do homemade Chicken Soup in there.
I hope this help you. I hope you're having a great day my friend ... :-) 1823 days ago
I'm by Portland also. The weather here is crazy. I work in downtown SW and it will be hotter than anything. 60 minute bus ride west (out by Sherwood) and the temperature has dropped some (or maybe it is just the breeze). 1870 days ago