I really relied on my slow cooker to get me through the winter. I use it almost every day to cook beans and other things. It’s easy for me to accidentally forget to make dinner for my family when I’m working like crazy. Isn’t that ironic? So much food around all the time for various photo and recipe development projects and I still forget to make food for my family. Ha! Well, this slow cooker tomato sauce with fennel has been a lifesaver the past week. My kids haven’t complained about eating pasta again, and there’s still a bit in the fridge, so I think it was a pretty big success.