I don't have any specific recipes to suggest, but one thing that has worked for me for longer cooking times is to start with completely FROZEN meat. I know some people will say you shouldn't do that ... but it has worked for me for years!
I cook frozen roasts, chicken breast (bone in) or a whole cut up chicken and they come out GREAT. Starting out with them frozen helps keep them from overcooking as the extra time goes on.
You may need to do a little 'prep' ahead of time while the meat is fresh and not frozen - such as removing the skin from the chicken or taking the roast from the packaging and removing the little absorbant 'pad' from beneath it ... and THEN freezing it. If you don't, you may not be able to do it when the meat is frozen.
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I got a digital light timer for my crockpot. I put it in in the morning and set it so it will be ready about 30 minutes after I get home (so it turns on 2-3 hours from when I go to work) Or I set it so it start an hour after i leave and turn it off before I get home. It takes a while for the crockpot to cool down.
Hi, I too love to come home to a fully cooked meal in what I call my "house husband". I signed up for slow cooker recipes to be e-mailed to me from here: http://slow-cooker-recipes.blogspot.com/ Great variety and most times no tweaks or a few tweaks make them healthy.