That's where the crockpot comes in handy. I got up 15 minutes early this morning so I could put together dinner. It was beef tips and mushrooms over noodles. When I got home from school, Molly and I took a swim, and then all I had to do was cook some noodles, saute' some zucchinni and cut up a cantaloup....Dinner!I usually do the beef tips or a roast. Does anyone have any other good recipes? I would use it more if I knew some good ones.