Meal Planning

Get organized. Give your best meal planning tips, and find out how other Chowhounds organize their meals from recipe planning to grocery shopping.

How To Meal Prep On a Budget

Tired of circling the Whole Foods hot bar on your lunch break? More importantly, isn’t your wallet tired? There’s only one way to solve this first world problem and it’s made up of two words: meal prep...

What’s for Dinner #432 (October 2019) - Fall

by sallyt 21 days ago

Here's where we help each other decide "What's for Dinner,” celebrate (or commiserate about) our nightly dinner results, and share recipes - with our modifications noted. What's for Dinner? Phot...

Weekly Menu Planning October 2019

by MidwesternerTT 27 days ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in October. It's helpful if you can include your location and how many people you are feeding. Links to recipes are always a...

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Home Cooking Dish of the Month - November 2019 NOMINATIONS

by LulusMom 20 hours ago

It’s nomination time here at Dish of the Month! What dish sounds especially exciting to cook together this month? So many interesting nominations in the past year that came close to being Dish of t...

Home Cooking Dish of the Month - October 2019 NOMINATIONS

by herby 1 month ago

Welcome to the nomination thread for October 2019 Dish of the Month! If you’re new here, or if you just want a refresher, please read the **starred** notes, at the end of this post, about what c...

Home Cooking Dish of the Month - October 2019 VOTING

by herby 25 days ago

Thank you all for participating in this nominations round! Twenty + diverse dishes were nominated and two very different dishes emerged as contenders for October 2019 DOTM: (1) falafel, and (2) map...

FALAFEL - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, October 2019

by herby 21 days ago

Please use this thread to report on falafel that you make this month and in many months to follow. In your reports, do share ingredients, methods, sources, inspirations, successes and failures, pho...

LEGUME SALADS - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, May 2019

by MelMM 6 months ago

Welcome to the May 2019 Dish of the Month reporting thread! Our dish for May will be LEGUME SALADS. This is a category that includes iconic American dishes like three-bean salad and Texas caviar...

Canadian Thanksgiving

by highlyunlikely 15 days ago

We are hosting Thanksgiving this weekend and I haven't cooked a Thanksgiving dinner for years and years so have been combing the CH boards and recipe sites for tips. There will only be six of us, ...

HELP! I'm Cooking Beef at 50°C/122°F

by kySafran 12 days ago

According to Heston Blumenthal, one of the UK's most successful chefs, rare beef should be cooked at 50°C/122°F. I need to cook this joint today. I've been in deserts in the mid 40°C's/113°F'...


by stricklerg 9 days ago

Hi, I have a couple of bottles of fig and lemon vincotto that were given to me. I'm looking for a chicken dish that I could make with either one of them--any suggestions?

How America Lost Dinner

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by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

“... It isn’t just buying groceries and figuring out meals that apparently have become more untenable in the past several decades. The very act of feeding yourself in America has changed in fundame...

Duck confit for a large group

by intentionally 12 days ago

I’m hosting 50 or so people next month and was thinking about duck. I know breast would be easier to slice and serve (they’ll largely be standing), but was thinking if I confit I could do that ahea...

Nibbly bits for an evening meeting

by twodales2 15 days ago

Appetizers. Feeling overwhelmed. Evening meeting at my home tomorrow night. Wine and water will be the beverages. I'm making Trisha Yearwood's Charleston dip. It's hot, cheesy and topped ...

Galette des Rois question

by ksmetamaid 15 days ago

I'm interested in making the attached recipe for Christmas this year. But by the time Christmas Day rolls around, I will be 5 days in to having extended family in my home, and it would be essentia...

FRIED RICE - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, September 2019

by MelMM 2 months ago

Welcome to the September, 2019 Dish of the Month reporting thread! This month we will be making FRIED RICE. Use this thread to report on the fried rice dishes you make. Pictures are not required...

CITRUS CAKES - Dish of the Month, February 2019

by LulusMom 9 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for February 2019. Our dish this month is Citrus Cakes. Lemon poundcake, orange layer cake, clementine cake, some sort of key lime extravaganza, a citrus-y bund...

Salmon & Shrimp Cakes

by Meeskeit 19 days ago

I've made a mixture of cooked salmon and cooked shrimp with vegetables, Mayo, Bay Seasoning, lemon etc but can't complete the cooking tonight. (I haven't added the Panko yet.) Will this mixture be ...

What’s for Dinner #431 (September 2019) - Summer/Fall

by sallyt 2 months ago

Here's where we help each other decide "What's for Dinner,” celebrate (or commiserate about) our nightly dinner results, and share recipes - with our modifications noted. What's for Dinner? Phot...

Super Simple Recipes for Broke College Kids

by Rishub 23 days ago

I just started my second year of college, and I am now living in an apartment without a meal plan. I can cook some basic foods like pasta, chicken breast, chili, and rice fairly well, and it works ...

Fool-Proof Grilled Skinless/Boneless Chicken Thigh Recipe, Please

by ninrn 1 month ago

Hi, I need to make dinner for a dozen family members visiting from all over and, since we have at least two strict vegetarians, my initial thought was to just order a large tray of amazing spin...