Originally Posted by jennyema
None of those things cook well in a crock pot, except for pork shoulder.
I respectfully disagree - they can all be done in a crock pot.
In addition they can all be a part of a recipe that is not just a hunk of meat.
Hoot's suggestion is a very good one.
Do you have a round crock pot or an oval?
With an oval you actually have more options for doing whole chickens, roasts, lasagna etc.
Meat and vegies and some broth make for a great stew or soup.
Addie suggested ham hocks and lima beans - another great idea.
Crock pots are awesome for many types of bean dishes.
I have used crock pots for many years and right now I have 3 of them - a regular tall round, an oval and a mini and they all get used regularly.