Throw one really old piece of meat, one can of tomatoes, an onion, various herbs and spices into the crockpot and voila. Six hours later, tough old meat that is falling apart and succulent. The meat really is in there, under all that tomato.
Then, saute root vegetables, throw into a pie crust, bake, and voila. Root vegetable pie, guaranteed to indulge your wintery desire to hibernate somewhere dark and cosy and quiet. Like a mole.