Bon Appétit (October 2014)
If this time of year were a book-turned-movie-starring-Ben-Affleck-and-Rosamund-Pike, it'd be Gone Grill.
Yes, it's not even cold yet in Our Nation's Capital, but we've already said goodbye to our grill and hello to the oven. Sorry, grill. What can we say? Our love is seasonal and fickle and you did the best you could to make it work. Someone else in another hemisphere will love you more this time of year than we ever could.
But now we've moved on to our perennial fall/winter obsession: oven-roasting just about anything and everything. It is some combination of our love for caramelized vegetables plus our laziness and the simplicity of tossing a bunch of stuff with oil and throwing it in the oven that really gets us going when the temperatures dip.
And this recipe for Roasted Acorn Squash with Dates and Thyme is just the kind of roasting recipe that we like: completely simple and incredibly flavorful.