There's no better time to start the challenge then TODAY. It's not actually fall, of course, but I am going to stick this in the crockpot today and give it a test run.
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion finely chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
3 medium carrots, cut into one inch chunks
1 (10 oz.) package of frozen green beans
1 (10 oz.) package of frozen corn
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
In a skillet brown the ground beef, onion, and garlic powder over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, drain. In a slow cooker, layer potatoes, carrots, beans, and corn, Top with beef mixture. Pour tomatoes over the top. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or until potatoes are tender. Yield 8 servings.
Recipe Source: Taste of Home Slow Cooker Recipes
Let me know if you try this. I am interested in flavor as I often have trouble with slow cookers because the food tastes a little bland.