Five Fall Favorites


I’m excited for the change of every season. With it comes a change in meal planning as well. Different fruits and vegetables are at their peak for harvest and our eating pleasure.

Here on the east coast where I live, the leaves are spiraling from trees, coating the lawns with a gold, red, and brown carpet. They crunch underfoot. The air has a fresh bite to it and the smell of smoke from fire pits scent the air.

It is time for comfort cooking at it’s finest.

But with autumn comes a full schedule of school, sports, art, and music classes. It can be hard to make dinnertime happen as a family, let alone make it nourishing, comforting, and easy.

Today I’m sharing five of my favorite fall recipes that are deliciously simple for those hectic weekday meal times.

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Few meals are as classically comforting as roast chicken. And there are usually leftovers to make into sandwiches, soups, and other meals. It’s even easier when you make a roast chicken in a crockpot. No, you don’t get that nice crisp skin, but it’s perfectly easy and tasty for a weeknight meal.

Chop up some carrots and potatoes to add to your meat and you’ve pretty much got a full meal ready and waiting when you come home after a long day.

Easy Shepherd’s Pie

This one-pot dinner is a delicious blend of savory meat and vegetables, topped with mashed potatoes. It’s a great way to use up leftovers too. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Soups imbue cozy warmth to the autumn table, and when it happens to be a slow cooker recipe that does not need tending, so much the better. Topped with crunchy tortilla chips and sour cream, this soup is yummy!

Tomato Basil Soup

This has got to be one of the easiest soups you’ll ever make. I usually double it because my kids love it, plus it’s nice to have some leftovers for lunch. Pair it with some crusty bread or a salad and you have a mouthwatering and ridiculously easy meal.

Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken

This recipe is almost as easy as ordering takeout! Once the meat is done, all one has to do is make some rice on the stovetop and dinner is ready to go.

I hope these meals will be an inspiration for your weekday meal planning, allowing you to spend more time with those you love around the table and less time putting dinner on the table.

What are some of your favorite fall recipes?



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  1. I’m looking forward to trying some of the these recipes. They look great!

    One of our favorites is what we call “Harvest Soup.” It’s basically a versatile vegetable soup with ground beef that we add freshly grated Parmesan cheese to. We also love the Pioneer Woman’s chicken pot pie … although I use Martha Stewart’s pate brisee for the crust.

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