Here's another take on back porch (or front porch or carport or just anywhere besides in the house) cooking!
Back Porch Beans
Rinse beans thoroughly and place in slow cooker with water and seasonings. (I used juice from my Back Porch Pot Roast along with some water in mine.) After a few hours, slice up an onion (and some frozen meat like a turkey leg) and place it in the pot, and plug the pot up outside. Cook on high for a few hours, until done.
Serve with crackers.
Enjoy your hot meal that didn't heat up the kitchen.