Caribbean Chicken & Squash. (In fact, cdkitchen.com has a whole section dedicated to crock pot recipes, which is useful if you don't have a cookbook and want to get some ideas. I actually have a feed from that site on my igoogle home page.) My sister went out and got the ingredients the night before and we prepared it together in the morning (as you can see from the dual cutting station in this image).
So this is what it looked like when all finished.
Tabasco sauce to it when I ate it as leftovers). In terms of whether or not the chicken should have been placed on top of everything like the recipe says or not, my sister was right in the end about how best to cook this dish. As I said above, were I to make this again, I'd cut the chicken into pieces from the beginning, throw everything in together, and stir.
My mom and I each had two servings of this while I was at home, and I estimate that there were maybe three more servings to be had when I left--a lot more than the 4 servings it says the recipe makes. In terms of cost, my sister only spent $9.93 on the necessary groceries (tomatoes, chicken, and squash--my mother already had an onion, curry powder and ginger root), making this dish come out to about $1.42 per serving. Even with the other ingredients, ginger root is about $4.99/lb, you can get onions in a bag for next to nothing (online at my local grocery store, they're $1.00 for a 3lb bag), and curry powder is probably about $3.00. Even with all those ingredients added in, you're not going to go much over $2.00 per serving. In terms of healthiness, if you're trying to watch your weight, this dish only has about 125 calories in it (not counting the rice--brown rice is about 109 calories for 1/2 cup). So, not very heavy on the waistline or the wallet... perfect for the graduate student lifestyle.