"Toe liberation" is the feeling of finally being able to wiggle your toes freely—and as individuals—after they've glommed into one solid block due to a too-long stint out in the cold or smashed into an unforgiving work shoe.
The same remembrance and rediscovery of comfort—of toes once frozen, now swaddled—is the feeling we seek with many a fall dinner. Ah, this is what it feels like to sit down, to stop and think, to eat vegetables where there has only been Halloween candy.
Let these 30 recipes be your favorite socks, your softest blanket, your scratchiest-in-a-good-way sweater. (We recommend—before you start eating, sipping, or slurping—taking a few seconds to hold the warm bowl to your face.)
Roasts & bakes
For this next one, you'll want to invite a lot of sock-footed friends to help you eat:
The rest of the cozy contingency
What do you make when you want to feel held and comforted? Share with us in the comments below.