Welcome to the Nominations thread for the March Dish of the Month. For those unfamiliar with the Home Cooking Dish of the Month (“DOTM”), our community selects a particular dish for each month. Throughout the month, Hounds cook the dish and report on the results, as well as exchanging comments and tips as we perfect those results. The purpose of this thread is to collect ideas of a “dish” (defined below) that we will be cooking in March
For February, we’ve been making Quesadillas as reported here: https://www.chowhound.com/post/quesad... There are still 9 days left in February, so please continue to make Quesadillas and contribute to that thread.
So, what should we cook during March? Maybe a dish that capitalizes on early Spring produce? Or a dish that complements the holidays and observances during March – perhaps a vegetarian or pescatarian main dish for those who observe Lent? Or a dish that dovetails with St. Patrick’s Day, St. Joseph’s Day, or Purim celebrations? Or dishes suitable for serving during March Madness basketball? Before nominating a dish, please consult the list of dishes previously selected for DOTM (see paragraph below), as we want to avoid repeats.
**What Makes a Dish**
A dish is loosely defined as an ingredient and a method of preparation. “Chocolate” or “beef” are not dishes. “Chocolate mousse” and “beef stew” are. You don’t have to be terribly specific; you can just nominate “tomato soup" without describing the ingredients or cooking methodology in detail. For some dishes, both the ingredients and the technique are implied, such as cassoulet or jambalaya.
**Prior DOTM Dishes**
We’ve been conducting the DOTM series since August 2012, so we’ve already cooked more than 50 dishes. We want to avoid repeating a dish for March that was done before. So please look at the index of prior dishes to make sure that you are not suggesting a repeat: http://www.chowhound.com/post/links-h.... You are always welcome to make prior DOTMs, and report on the result on the already-existing threads.
**How to Nominate or Second a Dish**
When you are ready to nominate a dish, or to second another’s nomination, please type the dish in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. Nominations are counted by how many times they are written in capitals, so if you’re discussing a dish without nominating, or after nominating, please type it in lower case. Each Hound may nominate as many dishes as he/she likes.
Nominations will be open until Friday, February 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT (1:00 PDT and 9:00 pm GMT). After the nominations close, the dishes with the most nominations will move on to the voting thread where every person gets only one vote. Once the votes are tallied, the winning dish will be announced and there will be a thread where everyone can post reports and photos.
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