||I know that a lot of you have at least one of these efficient and time saving appliances hidden away somewhere in your kitchen collecting dust. You probably thought that the crock pot was just for making soups or stews. Well guess what, you can make delicious meals your family will love with less effort using a crock pot If your life is as busy as mine, you know that there are many times when you just don't feel like cooking a dinner in the evening. So your family either ends up eating fast food more than they should or you throw together a meal that is less than tasty. I needed a solution to this problem and I found it with the crock pot. One day I dug out my old crock pot and started searching for dinners I could make for the family. I was surprised to find not only great and tasty main dishes, but desserts and side dishes that you can make with ease. You can prepare the basis for your meal in the morning when you are feeling ambitious and then when you come home from work all you need to do is prepare a side dish and you will have a great meal for the family to sit down to.