Autumn may be my most favored season, perhaps because it always seems to fly by all too quickly. Balmy days and cool evenings are quickly filled with country fairs, farm-to-table meals, parades, harvest parties & actual harvesting; leaf raking & garden clean out which leads to extra work to the compost pile; bonfires & walks in the woods. All this while trying to maintain home, making sure the kids are staying on top of their homework & have something clean to wear, enjoying a few family meals that don’t include Band Burgers, Soccer Booster Fries, Milkshakes, Road Apples or Funnel Cakes. Naturally, preserving must fit in there, too!
Enter the Slow Cookers & Crock Pots…one wonderful invention that helps me to soak in more moments of the season. They seem to allow me more time, and whether slowly transforming fresh fruits into rich butters or some roast for pulled pork or beef, they manage to free up some minutes while creating a hassle-free end product and a home that smells so good.
We’ve pulled together some of our favorites to help you enjoy more of your autumn!
Our favorite crock pot meal, Pulled Chicken or Pork BBQ, will happily be the star at suppertime any day of the week! It’s great for those meals when you’re grabbing a bite before flying in all directions or for those slower evenings when you get a chance to just enjoy being home.