I just can’t muster the energy to talk about politics.
At any rate, the maiden voyage of the crock pot was a great success. I decided to just go with something simple. I cleaned some turnips, potatoes, onions, and carrots, threw them in the crock with a big hunk of beef, seasoned it with kosher salt, pepper, and some rosemary, and et it go for about 6 hours.
It was pretty amazing, although the wait was excrutiating because it smelled so damned good. I think tomorrow I am going to make a gallon or so of french onion soup to freeze up for the next couple weeks.