It seems a bit unseasonal now, as it is really hot - for England - here at the moment, but last week I had a go at making baked beans in the slow cooker, something I had been meaning to try for a while. It worked rather well; recipes abound, but I chose one from the useful site All Recipes. Just don't do what I did initially when making the beans and forget to add tomato ketchup and mustard for the last hour of cooking, as without these flavourings the treacle flavour is overpowering, and the dish tastes rather odd. Leftover beans went nicely with pasta and some grated cheese.
I am a thirty-something Englishwoman, and am an enthusiastic amateur in the world of personal finance, as well as in food, fashion, and literature, particularly Victorian fiction and classic detective stories, as well as self-help and recipe books.