Since it is so hot here in Tucson, 95% of our meals are now made in the crockpot. I prepare the meals and then take the crockpot outside and plug in so it isn't getting the inside hot. Yesterday, I made crockpot lasagna and honestly it wasn't too bad. Wasn't like my Mother-In-Law Linda's lasagna, but you gotta do what you gotta do. I've actually found quite a few recipes that are suprisingly very good in the crockpot. So far the favorite has been crockpot meatloaf. We usually only try to use the crockpot on the days that Tim works or we know we are going to be gone most of the day.