Hi There! Thanks for your comments on my blog :) Honestly, crock pot dinners, can be a huge help. We make enough so that we can have leftovers in between. It breaks apart the work week tremendously.
I use Lisa Leake's blog 100 days of real food for all of my recipes so far. I just got her cookbook too this Christmas. (http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/start-he re/)
I will be branching out more now that we are using it more regularly. I added Spark People's slow cooker app to get ideas, and will also use google to do searches! Usually you can tell how it will turn out based on the reviews online :)