I think I need to use my crock pot more often, like three times a week. I used it yesterday and it was so nice.
Last month I found this article about a site where a girl blogged for a year about slow-cooker recipes. She cooked a meal in a crock pot every single day of the year. It is at http://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/. I finally went there today as I needed more ideas and found a few within minutes. The photos completely make the meals look undesirable, well, actually mostly revolting, but looking past them at the actual recipes, I was impressed.
I honestly think I have no other choice at this point of my life. The evenings are just so busy, it is hard to find time to cook on weekdays, and often there is a lull in the morning or early afternoon where I can start chopping and sauteing, and the crock pot just... makes sense. I could never eat crock pot recipes more than two or three times a week though. Well, even thinking about it that makes me wince, plus I think my husband and kids would possibly revolt. But, it's better than frozen Costco meals... right?