Crock pots are great for living small! I have a two-quart crock pot and it is the perfect size for cooking for one. I put a small pork loin roast in the crock pot and added some smokey barbecue sauce. It cooked on high for about 4 hours. I didn't get started until after lunch time and wanted it to be ready for dinner. Had I started it in the morning I would have cooked it on low all day.
For dinner, I had the barbecue pork and green beans. I simply put a couple inches of water in a one-quart pot and brought it to a boil. I put in a nice portion of frozen whole beans in the water and cooked per package directions for about four minutes. I lifted the beans from the water with tongs to keep water off the serving plate. Once on the plate, I topped with a small dollop of butter and sprinkled on a bit of salt. I didn't salt the water during cooking because it makes the beans tough and it takes longer to cook them.
Because I like to keep my prep time to a minimum, I tend to cook only one vegetable - I just cook a double portion! This also keeps cleanup to a minimum. You could also add a nice piece of bread to this meal.
I should have taken a picture of this wonderful meal - oops! Tomorrow, my barbecue pork will be served as a pulled pork sandwich. Tune in to see what the side will be!