Going native, you betcha!

I got a slow cooker. The idea is pretty simple: Chop up vegetables. Put them in the slow cooker. Add water, herbs, spices, and other miscellaneous ingredients. Turn on the slow cooker in the morning. Go to work. Come home in the evening. Hot nutritious meal sitting waiting for you! No cooking! In Minnesota, this is called hotdish. They have hotdish evenings, a form of potluck supper where everyone brings a crock-pot of something or other to share.