Eat it: Pumpkin Chili. God bless Amber for sharing this recipe a couple years ago because it is one of my favorites to make in the fall. In September I made it twice in three weeks, both for groups of people who hadn't had it before and it went over like gangbusters! There's no meat in it (so really, I should call it vegetable chili), and there is pumpkin but that just makes it taste sweet. Served over cornbread? Simply divine.
Read it: Little Bee by Chris Cleave - I'd heard so much about this book...without really hearing about it. I didn't really know what the story was about - and I think that's a little bit of the appeal - recommending it without giving anything away. I'm not finished with it yet (I'm about halfway through), but I will review it soon. The writing is blowing me away. Let me give you an example:
"Most days I wish I was a British pound coin instead of an African girl. Everyone would be pleased to see me coming. Maybe I would visit with you for the weekend and then suddenly, because I am fickle like that, I would visit with the man from the corner shop instead - but you would not be sad because you would be eating a cinnamon bun, or drinking a cold Coca-Cola from the can, and you would never think of me again. We would be happy, like lovers who met on holiday and forgot each other's names."
Need it: This Skull Soap from Aubrey Elizabeth Apothecary. It's soap! That you use to wash your hands! How hilarious is that? And perfect for Halloween, don't you think?
|Photo courtesy of Aubrey Elizabeth Apothecary|
Are you a fan of pumpkin chili? Have you read Little Bee? Are you cracking up as much as I am over this soap?
Anything you want to share today - something to eat, read, or need?