I'm thinking about buying a crock pot. I'm just too tired to cook by the end of the week, but we still want homemade or somewhat homemade food. Anyway, I'd like to be able to, say, once or twice a week, just toss a buncha stuff in, turn it on and come back after work to one major task done.
So, what are the best models out there? There are only two of us and we rarely cook for company, hence I'm most interested in something small. I'm guessing 3 Qt size or so. Programmable would be nice but I do wonder whether the difference really matters. The only manufacturer I know of is Rival. Their prices are about $20 for a 3 Qt traditional style and $40 for their smallest programmable (5 Qt). Their site is, no great surprise here: http://www.crockpot.com/
And, once I get my new toy, I'm interested in recipes. There are, like I said, only two of us. We don't eat pork, beef or game, but we eat chicken and turkey and would like some more fish in our diets. We also eat vegetarian on occasion. So any recipes within those parameters would be fantastic.
Thank you all, in advance.