(NC) - A change in season means a change in routine and fall seems to be a busy time for everyone. This October, Canadians can take the time to slow down and slow cook as a way to enjoy the best of the season with their families.
"There's nothing more comforting this time of year than a hearty, home-cooked meal," says Korey Kealey, food specialist, Food Thought Communications. "Adding a slow cooker to the meal-planning mix makes it easy to create meals that the whole family will enjoy."
Kealey offers the following tips that will make fall meal planning both enjoyable and easy:
Check out the local farmers' markets around your city. You can find the freshest foods of the season within your own community, which will make for tasty meals that everyone will enjoy.
Keep your festive meals healthy by using a slow cooker to enjoy a variety of fresh fall produce. For example, Curried Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup is a nourishing addition to any family meal.
Invest in kitchen products that serve multiple functions. For example, the Crock-Pot embossed slow cooker features an elegant design allowing meals to be cooked and served directly on the table - all in one pot. Also, with just one pot to wash after meal time is done - clean-up is a breeze.
Take the kids out for an afternoon of apple picking. Afterwards, use your fresh apples to create delicious desserts, such as Baked Apple Brown Betty, to finish off your Sunday night dinner.
Additional tips and recipes are available online at www.crock-pot.ca.