I tend to buy large quantities of meat and put them in single meal size portions in the fridge. I like to have some cooked and some not cooked because it makes daily meals a lot easier, esp on my bad days. Recently I figured that I would try a new thing with ground beef. We had gotten a ten pound tube at Sams at a great price. I filled the crock pot with the meat, really packed it full, added a little bit of water, lemon juice and worcestershire, and left it on low overnight. It was AMAZING. It crumbled up very very nicely, was easy to clean up after (FAR easier than using a skillet and having the grease pop all over the stove top!). A store here will have ground beef at $1.69 per pound tomorrow, so we will be getting even more then and doing this again. I know lots of us are super busy this time of year, so this may be handy.