This weather in Seattle has been a bit nutsy. Our summer has been so beautiful that I am hesitant to tell you because then everyone will flock here and the traffic will be even worse. Warm, sunny and hanging on. We’re expecting highs in the 80s this weekend and while I enjoy it, it is hard to not think about fall things. Trips to the pumpkin field, chunky sweaters and soup.
Luckily the crock pot is not only this working momma’s friend, it also doesn’t really heat up our kitchen like other cooking or baking does.
This recipe from Food Network for Sausage,Bean and Pasta soup looks super yummy, hearty and something the girls would eat. I’m excited to add it to our fall recipe rotation.
This Make Ahead Beef Stew from Allrecipes.com is perfect for the fall CSA. We’ll have lots of root vegetables and it will be an easy way to use many at once. A loves a good, crunchy baguette with this sort of meal and seems like it will be perfect to eat after a Sunday spent watching football.
We use our slow cooker to do more than just soups. We love doing pulled pork or chicken in it as well. I look forward to trying this recipe for French Dip. It is one of A’s favorite sandwich and I think it would be a perfect meal for a Saturday night at home.
In the past I’ve tended to use Pinterest to search and store my slow cooker recipes but that can be overwhelming. Allrecipes.com was easy to search and I like that it has reviews from people who tried the recipes (unlike Pinterest). I may try to organize a virtual “recipe box” this fall for all our favorite recipes.
Do you have favorite slow cooker meals? Share the wealth to help make it an easy fall menu planning season!