...and the crockpot is ready to cook! It's finally time for cold weather comfort food and nothing does it better than a crockpot. I love walking into the house after a (long) day at work and smelling those comforting food smells. I picked up a few things at the grocery after work this evening so I can throw them into the crockpot in the morning and come home to a wonderful meal. Stews, soups, roasts...in the crockpot, one of my favorite kitchen items.