I love my crock pot. I've had a pot roast in mine since 7am today and I can't wait to get my grub on. You'll need: - Big-ass roast (I usually get ~3+lbs) - ~3 lbs of new potatoes (cut 'em up) - 1 lb. of carrots (I usually get a 1 lb bag of baby carrots) - 1 whole onion (cut it up) - 1 whole green pepper (dice it up) - ~3 Roma tomatoes (dice 'em up) - Several cloves of garlic (I put whole cloves into the roast itself) - 1 bag of frozen buttered sweet corn - 1 can of beef broth - 1 cup of red wine - Spices (either individual spices or something like Cavender's; whatever sounds good to you) Layer it in the pot like so: Potatoes -> carrots -> onion -> green pepper -> big-ass roast (seasoned with garlic and spices) -> then fill in the remaining area with the tomatoes and corn -> pour in the beef broth and wine -> cook it on low for as long as possible (I usually go 12 hours, but it can obviously be sooner if you cook it on high). I prepare it the night before so I can get it cooking early the next morning. I'll put my roast up against anything your grandmother can do.