We can’t speak for everyone, but to many of us on the Sprocket team, October kicks off the beginning of hygge season. (For those who missed the hygge trend, it’s a Danish concept that essentially refers to a lifestyle of coziness and contentedness.)

Actual photo of Sprocket team member reading a book. Definitely not a stock photo.

And is there anything more pleasure-filled than eating or cozying up under a blanket to read or watch a show? We think not. With that in mind, our team shared what they’re eating, reading and watching this month—along with some colorful commentary.

MEGAN HEILEMAN:

—Eating: Blue Pan’s Brooklyn Bridge; Onefold’s Croissant Sandwich (“I can’t get enough.”);  Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie; Pumpkin Crack Cake; Vegan Apple Crisp Ice Cream from Highpoint Creamery; Dio Mio’s Stuffed Agnolotti and Whole Wheat Spaghetti. (“Go. Now.”)

—Reading: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur; Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut; Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant (“I’m a hopeless self-help nerd.”)

ABBY HAGSTROM:

—Eating: “Himchuli Indian in the Highlands – sooooo good! This Pumpkin bread is DELISH!”

—Watching: Bloodline Season 3 (“those Rayburns are F’ed up, but it’s so addicting.”); Ozark; Transparent.

LAUREN NUHN:

—Eating: Dakota Bread from Great Harvest Bread Company; At the chef’s counter at 12@Madison (“it’s seriously so so good.”)

—Watching: Re-watching Stranger Things season 1 to prepare for season 2; Black-ish; She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

—Reading: What Happened by HRC; Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. David (“for my feminist/volunteer book club”)’; Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

LAUREN BUTTS

—Eating: “I have been eating fistfuls of Farmhouse Culture’s Probiotic Kraut Krisps in Smoked Jalapeno and this Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai recipe from The Defined Dish.”

—Reading: “I ordered The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman, arrives to the RV park tomorrow!”

ELLE BEAULIEU

—Eating: Everything pumpkin (of course)

—Watching: “American Horror Story (best season yet – SO disturbing)… and on the opposite end of that spectrum – This is Us (a little more wholesome).”

—(Re-)reading: It (“Stephen King’s best book in my opinion.”)

KATE MILLER

—Eating: “Anything I can get my hands on at Dio Mio. Also, Smitten Kitchen’s Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats.”

—Watching: The Deuce, Treme.

—Reading: Good Bones by Maggie Smith; We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates; Unfathomable City by Rebecca Snedeker (“because New Orleans, forever and ever.”)

GINA CANNON

—Eating: Green Tea fried ice cream at Sushi Den; Salted caramel oreo ice cream from Glacier Blue Bell; cookies and cream from Walgreens. (“Noticing a pattern?”) Also, “The Frankie at Salt & Grinder…holy shit. So good.”

—Watching: The Sinner with Jessica Biel (“sooooo good if you like psychological thrillers.”); SNL baby! This Kate McKinnon/Ryan Gosling skit is the BEST.

—Reading: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (“the most imaginative book I’ve ever read. FYI this is Poe’s brother.”); A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (“brilliant, violent, unforgettable. If you like Bob Marley check it out.”)

SAM ALVIANI

—Eating: “Winter vegetable soup, recipe from the NY Times; Chocolate chip cookies the size of my face; Anything from the burger counter at Genna Rae’s in Whittier.”

—Watching: Reign (“a pretty solid drama series about Mary Queen of Scots”); Crashing;  The Deuce

Reading: The Rules of Magic and Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman; Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward; Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard; The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (second edition)

AUBREY GORDON

—Eating: “All the vegan ice cream, a lot of pizza, the Loosey Goosey at Green Seed in Denver Central Market.”

—Watching: “Not sure if you’ve heard of Game of Thrones…”

Reading: The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer. (“It’s ‘meh’.”)

What are you eating/watching/reading this fall? 

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