Me and my husband love slow cooker meals, the only problem we have is our oldest. She's 4 (5 on Thursday) and she has to have everything separate. She hates things to be mixed together. Of course, that doesn't stop us from making slower cooker meals, we just have to make sure here ingredients are separated on her plate. Man, kids are weird with their food. I'm sure I was too, I just don't remember. Sorry mom!