What's Cooking This Weekend?

Weekend of October 25-26

What's cooking? More to the point, what are you planning on eating this weekend? We hope you're staying in for at least one meal. We currently have a butternut squash in the oven, and we're plotting towards pasta, basil, Parmesan, and a creamy squash sauce. We also really want to recreate the smoked tomato salad dressing we had at a restaurant last week.

Read on for a few more ideas (and recipes) for good things to cook this weekend.

Try these!

Chickpea stew with vegetables and curry spices - made easily in the slow cooker.

Sweet, scarlet syrup for your cocktails - made from pomegranates.

Dark molasses and ginger cake - with chunks of ripe pear.

Brisket, onions, lemon chicken, and apricot oatmeal - more ideas for your slow cooker.

Chopped cabbage salad with handfuls of herbs - plus peanuts, tofu, and rice noodles.

Wilted arugula with tomatoes and orzo - a quick dinner!

Pears and blue cheese - now in dessert.

Cheap good wine for your weekend meals.

• Have a little extra time? Cook ahead and freeze some of these easy meals.

Prune plums and pastry - an open pie.

Have a good weekend - see you Monday!

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.