Posted on 01 Sep 2023
As September unfolds in beautiful Colorado, nature begins to weave itself into a rich tapestry of vibrant fall hues. The days grow shorter and the air crisper, and we can’t think of anything quite like coming home to a comforting slow-cooked meal that echoes the hometown charm of our Reunion neighborhood. Continue reading for a medley of tried-and-true slow cooker recipes that will have your whole family embracing the flavors of the season.
Savory Pot Roast
Nothing says “comfort” like a tender pot roast simmered to perfection in your trusty slow cooker. Enjoy the look on your family’s faces when they notice the aroma of flavorful beef and hearty vegetables enveloping your gourmet kitchen as they step through the door. What sets this recipe apart is its ingenious twist — a luscious gravy is made from blending half of the cooked vegetables with the cooking marinade, resulting in a deliciously saucy dish.
Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup
Fall in Colorado is a time of harvest festivals and pumpkin patches, so it’s easy to truly make the most of the season by preparing a velvety pumpkin and butternut squash soup in your slow cooker. Begin by picking up a sugar or pie pumpkin at your local market, roasting it, and scooping out the seeds. As the squash mingles with warm autumnal spices, you’ll get a nourishing stew that echoes the flavors of autumn.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
If it’s important for you to catch a few extra minutes of sleep, try this overnight apple cinnamon oatmeal. By preparing it in advance, you’ll wake up to the delicious scent of cinnamon-infused apples — plus you’ll have time to eat an entire wholesome breakfast without any morning rush. Our expert Reunion recommendation? Savor it on your lovely porch while enjoying the tranquil scenery of your neighborhood for a beautiful and slow start to your day.
Maple-Glazed Pork Chops
Retreat into flavors that warm the heart with these maple dijon pork chops — a dish that combines the sweetness of maple syrup with the savory appeal of slow-cooked pork. To achieve the rich caramelization, sear the meat on the stove before dumping everything into your slow cooker — we promise it makes all the difference!
Fall at Reunion is a time of warmth, togetherness, and celebration of the season’s bounty. As you enjoy these sure-to-please slow cooker recipes, take a moment to appreciate the beauty and charm that Reunion offers year-round — and then dig in with your loved ones!
If you have yet to become a part of the Reunion community, we extend our warmest invitation to you. Get in touch to find your ideal home and embrace the magic of fall in Colorado. We can’t wait to have you as one of our neighbors!