I love slow cooker recipes, but, I have to be careful as the pot roasts keep getting more and more fatty. I spend a lot of time cutting them apart so the veggies don't get al greasy. I found that Costco has the best meat for a good price. They check their hamburger for ecoli. Their lamb chops are wonderful.
During grad school in New Orleans, I ran a restaurant and had to learn how to cook. We did not really worry about all of butter, cheese,etc. OMG did we eat! Thank goodness we danced enough to keep the weight off then!