A lazy Sunday is the perfect time to experiment with slow cooker techniques. Even if your idea of crockpot cuisine doesn't extend beyond throwing stuff into a pot, consider taking a few extra minutes to dredge your meat in flour, then brown it in a skillet before braising. A Provençal stew doesn't require many extra steps yet has more complexity and body than basic crockpot chicken.
Black Nyons olives, crushed tomatoes, and basil add layers of flavor. To try out the recipe, keep on reading.