Slow cooking - a great fit in Sandy UT
I discovered Crock Pot cooking in my Aussie bachelor days.
Easy meal preparation, and always way too much. Meal size portions into baggies, flatten and stack in freezer. After a few different recipes, the variety in the freezer could satisfy my requirements, especially so if I remembered to label the packages -otherwise "meal surprise"
Colder weather, and the production of comfort food make slow cookers ideal for my lifestyle in Sandy UT. Besides food is always a good conversation starter.
Slow cooker recipe books are legion. They are everywhere, for the faint-hearted and the unadventurous.
With a slow cooker it is very hard to have a flop. My basics: meat of choice, chunks of fresh vegetables, flavoring and water. It worked well with beef, lamb, pork, even kangaroo or wallaby. The end result was often a hearty stew. Meatballs, dumplngs and spacialty sausage have found their way into my pot.
My standard Crock Pot for a long time was less than a gallon, round upright.
Just recently I lashed out for a new slow cooker, an oval 6 quart one which even came with a miniature pot for heated dips (.6 quart) - all for less than $20. And it's a bewdy, mate.
Today's menu is a fortified soup, featuring chunks of potato and butternut pumpkin (home grown of course). Smells great. Eminently shareable - we are likely to have different visitors throughout the day. They will have this offering (just my wife's nature of hospitality, and a a buffer against the cooler weather).
Besides, there's heaps.