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The TBR List: October 2

The TBR List: October 2

Growing up in a Pakistani-American house where we had Western food probably once a week, I never appreciated seasonal veggies like acorn squash. This year, though, I've been really embracing autumn. We went apple-picking a couple weekends ago, and yesterday I couldn't resist picking up an adorable acorn squash in Whole Foods. 

So here's what I did: Preheated the oven to 400ΒΊF, roasted the acorn squash in one dish and a baking sheet full of cauliflower, peppers, onions, garlic and herbs for about 30 minutes. Then I removed the acorn squash from the oven and topped the cauliflower sheet with parmesan cheese and broiled it for about 10 minutes, then I layered it all together and served it with couscous and spiced chicken breast. Yum.

- These are this year's literary MacArthur "Geniuses".

- Handy: the difference between evaporated and condensed milk.

- Beautiful wood and marble cheese board.

- This picture book about falling in love with a book looks lovely.

- Chicago's best vegetarian restaurants.

- A chilling longread from 2012 on how America fell in love with guns. Sadly timely now. Likely timely always.

The TBR List: October 10

The TBR List: October 10

"Fates and Furies" by Lauren Groff & raspberry-peach crumble

"Fates and Furies" by Lauren Groff & raspberry-peach crumble