I got my very first crockpot last summer. It was an oval 4qt. pot that my grandmother found at a yard sale brand new for 5 dollars. For 5 dollars, what did I have to lose? It seemed to be the perfect size because I am usually only ever cooking for the two of us. However, shortly before the holiday I was out shopping with my grandmother and I saw a programmable crockpot and commented about how neat I thought it was. Fast forward to Christmas morning, my grandmother gets me a 6qt. programmable crockpot with a 1qt. "Little Dipper". This brings my crockpot total to 3 in less than a year!
I used to new crockpot for the first time today. I tried this Pasta Fagioli recipe today. It was awesome with a little bit of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. I didn't think to take a picture while it was still in the crockpot but this is the soup just before it went into the fridge.