When we talk and write about things that are typically associated with moms, a few (admittedly, cliche) things come to mind — minivans, soccer practice, meal planning, and of course – the crock pot. I never understood the importance of dinner being on the table in a hurry until I had my own wild toddler hanging off my ankles in the kitchen. Long gone are the days of laborious chopping, simmering, and multi-course meals. These days it’s all about efficiency and convenience, while still focusing on health, nutrition, and of course – taste.
Fall is my favorite season for a number of reasons, but most importantly – it’s all about the food! Fragrant spices, hearty squashes, fresh picked apples – these things combine to bring us a season of tasty, healthy, and hearty meals. For moms in a hurry – which is all of us, right? – here are some delicious fall-flavored crock pot recipes that will help you bring tasty meals to your table using pantry basics, seasonal staples, and your favorite kitchen appliance.