When me and C.H. (crazy husband) got married a year ago one of our family members got us a very nice energy efficient crockpot as a wedding gift. I am embarrassed to say that we have never used it, until last night... I decided that the lonely year old bad of blacks that I had sitting in the pantry needed to be used up. So I threw them in the crock pot with a few bay leaves and some water and just a dash of salt. I set it on low and let them cook over night. Let me say those are some tasty beans! I don't know why I ever decided that I needed can beans but I was wrong these are tasty and cost way less. So thank you auntie I think the crockpot will be getting a lot more use now!