As I pour myself a strong cup of black coffee to get the day going I gather my thoughts around the upcoming week. It appears to be a busy one including a three business trip and working late tonight. Given that I want everyone in the house to eat vegetables I resorted to cooking frozen vegetables in the slow cooker. What a delightful surprise! Not only was hands-on practically none (place 1/4 cup of water in slow cooker insert, add frozen vegetables, cover and set on high setting and walk away) a few hours later they are perfectly steamed and ready to use as needed. HOW EASY IS THAT?!!