Lately I have been doing a lot more cooking in my crock pot due to the colder weather, and the fact that I just love putting something in the pot in the morning, and coming home to a great smelling meal in the afternoon. It makes cooking so much easier. My kids are quickly getting tired of my slow cooked recipes, and I wanted to see if perhaps anybody here had something new and interesting that I haven't tried yet. Here's what I have made so far: Pot roast with golden mushroom soup, Lipton onion soup mix, and carrots. I cook the meat and carrots all day on low, then come home and make some mashed potatoes on the side. I use the combo of canned and dry soup on the meat and potatoes as gravy. I also make a chicken version, which is very similar except I use chicken breast instead of beef and cream of mushroom soup, also used as gravy for the meat and potatoes. Sometimes I make pulled pork sandwiches as well. I put a pork roast in the pot for eight hours, come home and add barbeque sauce and let it warm for about twenty minutes, shred apart the meat and put it on buns. Last week I made chicken fettucini alfredo in the slow cooker, and it turned out well, but I know my kids are going to get sick of it sooner or later, like they have with everything else I make. Yesterday one of my Facebook friends posted that she was making home made chicken noodle soup in the crock pot, I asked if she wouldn't mind sharing her recipe. She sorta blew me off and just said, "Oh I just threw a bunch of stuff together. You know how it is." Well I don't know how "it" is. I am not a creative cook, and I don't just throw stuff together and have it turn out well. When I told my friend nevermind, I will look up a recipe online for chicken soup, she then wrote she just put some chicken, water, veggies, and seasonings in a crock pot and let it cook. I didn't press her for more details, but seriously I'm the type of person who needs everything spelled out for me. I need to know how many pounds of chicken, what specific seasonings, how much water, how long do I cook it for, etc. She didn't give me any more details so I didn't ask. Another friend of mine gave me a recipe for taco soup, which sounds great and I think my kids would love, but there were too many ingredients. I need something simple that I can just throw in the pot in the morning before work and go. The list of ingredients for the taco soup was huge, and sounded like it would be rather expensive to feed my family (We are a family of 4.) It would probably turn out to be about a $25 dinner, which is too expensive for me. I am looking to make meals around $15 or less. Does anybody have any good recipes they would like to share? Namely cheap and simple?