Crock-pots are the tools of the devil. They are handy, yes. They can make tasty things, yes. It is handy to set a meal up and then come back when it is done without having to be there in between, yes. However, that’s not how it works.
How it works is that you set it up to go and then don’t go anywhere. It would be fine if you left, but you didn’t. The food starts to smell good in twenty minutes. It will not be done for six hours or so. The proof in this is the soup my wife is cooking in the kitchen right now (when I’m writing this, not when the post runs). I desperately want a bowl…but can have none. I am so hungry.