You know that slow cooker you haven't used for five months now? It is a great device for keeping the house cool in summer.
This morning around 11:30 I took a frozen roast from the freezer, peeled off the wrapping, and put it into the slow cooker with what you see pictured above: onion chunks, several garlic, salt, pepper, and a smallish glass of water.
At around 5:30 I went out to test it. Fork tender and delicious, with a lot of liquid for making gravy. And my house is cool. I am pleased with myself. I wonder what else I could cook out there...
The nice thing about the slow cooker is that if I hadn't wandered over until 6:30 or 7:00 it would have still been good because it cooks so slowly.