A little late in the day to put on the crock pot. This is the baby crock and it does cook pretty fast. So anyway, it is 3:26 in the afternoon. Will it be ready by 6:00? I put one little pork chop in the bottom chopped carrots, yams, and onion on top. Poured on chicken bouillon along with a stalk of celery..let it cook, let it cook. It may turn into a midnight supper, but I can always zap it in the microwave if for some reason I would like to eat before midnight.