I got this recipe from a coworker, Julie B, and served it for a big family dinner. It's great for a large crowd. I served it with dollar rolls so people could make sandwiches, and would allow 3-4 people per pound of meat. I actually like it better without the gingersnap cookies. You actually make this in the oven, and then use the crock pot for serving. It also frees up your oven for those tasty side dishes!