Slow cooker recipes are awesome because it feels like you're cooking two things at once--and you are. Shred the entire head of cabbage and make it into slaw--any recipe that requires half a head of cabbage for anything, I immediately make into slaw. It's so cheap and so easy and SO delicious.
Also, I buy tubes of prepared ginger. It's so much easier than grating, plus ginger is such a predominately Asian spice, I never know what to use it for once I'm done with a recipe. If you have any suggestions, that would be great.
We took this recipe to our friends farm to share. Even her children loved it. The pork was so tender and the flavoring is superb.