The Concert Pianist has lent me her slow cooker to try out. I'm excited about having a go at two slow cooker recipes this week and getting a feel for whether I want to invest in one of my own. I've just put on a pineapple chicken recipe. In the process, I've discovered a side-effect of slow cookers I had not anticipated. At 11 am on a Saturday morning, the children can already start discussing how much they are going to dislike tonight's meal. Sigh. Usually that doesn't start until 4.30 at the earliest.