There's something incredibly soothing about slow cooking.
And lord knows we all need a salve right now.
The beauty of a slow cooker is that you can quite literally dump the ingredients and get on with your day, but simmering in the back of your mind is the knowledge that you have a comforting, healthy meal waiting for you in the evening.
Here's five warming and autumnal meals you can prepare in a slow cooker today.
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Beef Stew
Slow cooker Sweet Potato Chili
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken Sandwiches
Slow cooker Potato Chowder
Cheesy chicken wing or nacho dip