It is such a great tool mrsmac. You will really love using it. The biggest brand for Crock Pots here in the US is Rival. I do not know if you have that there or maybe if it goes by a different name possibly. Let us know how you like your new toy
Here is a nice recipe to get you started...
Crockpot Lentils and Sausage
1 (16 ounce) package dry lentils
1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
2 (14 ounce) cans beef broth
2 (10.75 ounce) cans water
1 carrot, chopped
2 pounds kielbasa (Polish) sausage, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 Rinse and drain lentils, but do not soak. In a slow cooker, stir together the lentils, tomatoes, broth, water, carrot, sausage and celery.
2 Cover, and cook on High setting for 3 hours, or Low setting for 6 to 7 hours.
3 Stir well before serving.
I think when I made this it looked like too much liquid so I actually cut the liquid down quite a lot. I don't remember exactly though. You could try cutting the liquid in half and I am sure that would be OK.