Take a whole, uncooked ham and cover it on top with cloves. Cut small areas and add in some fresh garlic cloves. Place this in the pot with vegetables of your choice, but keep on eye on it and remember to drain the juice from time to time.
Many crock pot cookbooks are out there today. Any type of meat works well, but you can also make soups, dips, and even cake. You can also use it to keep appetizers like Swedish meatballs warm throughout a party.