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 Louisiana? Red beans and rice, of course. This recipe includes kidney beans, Andouille sausage, veggies and more. It looks like a hearty, stick-to-your-bones meal that will warm you to the soul whenever the weather decides to cool off.