When my husband and I are cruising out of our Florida home port on Sasha, our Island Packet 40, we don't go into marinas unless we have jobs to do — tasks that are easier to accomplish from a secure slip. Whenever we are at a dock, we're busy, so we try to make cooking easier (and take advantage of shore power). When we first went cruising, I impulsively packed my slow cooker, feeling a bit silly, but whenever we're at a dock, it pays off! We're not away from home, but when we're at a slip, we're too occupied with boat chores to cook. At the end of a busy day, we can relax over a dinner that prepared itself. This is one of our favorites. If you don't have a Crock-Pot or slow cooker, this can be slow cooked for a shorter time in the oven (with adequate fuel). When slow cooking, never leave the boat unattended — and enjoy that delicious aroma as your meal cooks!