Those aren't your only options for cooking on a stove - roasting veggies carmelizes the sugar in them so that they do get sweeter in the oven. But, you can also easily steam veggies on the stovetop or sautee them in a skillet.
I used to steam veggies in the microwave, so I must just not be used to that agonizing sweet taste in baked starchy veggies. I will definitely use your cooking techniques in the future! Thanks for the recipe.
Glenn, I know what you mean! I am a bit tired of cold leftovers, but it does mesh well with the summer heat...so I suppose I might have to live with it, for now.
megs, I actually prefer the texture! But then again I also used to eat the extremely rubbery forms of breads solely for their rubbery textures. Haha, how odd. Does the slow cooker steam your potatoes? And is there any way to avoid having to use (and wash) so many dishes with heating foods up on the stovetop? Being single and living a fast-paced busy lifestyle...I'm quite new at cooking, unfortunately.