This is pretty good for those busy days. I make it with cubed pork and add additional water chestnuts. This can also be made on the stove top rather than in the crock pot. I just add some additional water and simmer on medium low until the celery is cooked through. I serve with brown rice and a fruit salad. I also use the reduced sodium brown gravy mix. Great weekday meal for my family. I think this would also freeze great.