Let me be the first to welcome you to slow cooker season.

Fall is here and, to me, that means the arrival of slow cooker season. I got my first slow cooker from a roommate who was getting married and ended up with two slow cookers off of her registry. Without a receipt she couldn't return them so she gifted me one and it's been love ever since... with the slow cooker, I mean. Well, and the roommate as we still keep in touch.

I'm obsessed with cooking things low and slow. There's something therapeutic when you've got something cooking away throughout the day filling the house with wonderful aromas. For this same reason, we love Thanksgiving. Recently I went hunting for recipes online and found a website, 365 Days of Crock Pot, with a list of crock pot recipes for each state.

Eureka!

So what's listed for Colorado? Well, we have two recipes. One is a Denver omelette casserole. Yes, everything you love about a Denver omelette with peppers, onions, ham and cheese... in casserole form. The other recipe is Chile Verde. This hearty meal is perfect for the cold months. I love mine served on a bed of rice.