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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.

Weekly Menu Planning – December 2018

by MidwesternerTT 12 days ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in December. Will you be cooking with the Co...


MonicaMadeIt commented 5 hours ago

Need help completing Christmas Menu

by JBN 3 days ago

I’m hosting Christmas this year, and will be making both lunch and dinner. For lunch I’m making chicken and rice, sh...


helpermonkey commented 5 hours ago

Hide the Swiss

by EGQuan 13 days ago

Yesterday, I made scratch macaroni and cheese for dinner. I love this recipe and I was making it to use up some whole...


grangie angie commented 11 hours ago


by nancy1958 11 days ago

I’m having a Christmas party for approximately 30 people. Making ham, potatoes, vegetables, salad. Having a problem d...


ZoeyCovey commented 14 hours ago

What’s for Dinner #422 (December 2018) - Winter

by sallyt 8 days ago

Here's where we help each other decide "What's for Dinner,” celebrate (or commiserate about) our nightly dinner resul...


BostonBestEats commented 19 hours ago

Thanksgiving dinner in a vacation rental house!

by JanRan 1 month ago

I thought it was a good idea at the time when I convinced my family to rent a house for Thanksgiving weekend. But no...


MidwesternerTT commented 1 day ago

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Cliff's Meat Market, Carrboro, has Tom Thumbs

by Tom from Raleigh 3 days ago

In Vivian Howard's cookbook, Deep Run Roots, she has a chapter on sausage. She highlights a certain variation of saus...

Pre cooking and Freezing holiday buffet

by Kcarter 22 days ago

Each Year I host a Christmas Eve Buffet for about 50 people. I make as much as I can a few days prior to Christmas Ev...


Kcarter commented 3 days ago

Vegetable Sheeter recipe ideas

by rasputina 8 months ago

I have a new vegetable sheeter and I'm looking for recipe ideas. So far the only thing I've done is an apple and ate ...


bontask commented 5 days ago

Help! Need to feed 3 teenage/young adult boys lots and FAST!

by lisa_s 1 month ago

I am a mom of 3 boys. They are age 15, 16 and 24. I continue to try to have family dinners as many nights of the we...


Thymus commented 8 days ago

What's for Dinner #421 (November 2018) - Fall

by sallyt 1 month ago

My garden is winding down, but I'm trying to take advantage of the kale... Which seasonal ingredients are you using? ...


sallyt commented 8 days ago

Weekly Menu Planning – November 2018

by MidwesternerTT 2 months ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in November. Will you be cooking with the Co...

pistachio peas

pistachio peas commented 10 days ago

Cooking with Dry or Boxed Milk? Tips appreciated

by sarahbeths 22 days ago

Hi! We don't usually drink/eat milk so it's not something we usually have in our fridge. I tried to make pancakes thi...


sarahbeths commented 12 days ago

Fall Lunch Ideas

by islandmermaid 2 months ago

Continuing our September discussion, let's share what we're preparing and packing for lunches during the work week. ...


islandmermaid commented 13 days ago

Turkey leftovers and alternative turkey mains?

by The Dairy Queen 26 days ago

I'm not in charge of the main event for Thanksgiving this year--We're (luckily!) going to a family member's home for ...

Caitlin McGrath

Caitlin McGrath commented 13 days ago

Healthy Meals in Minutes recipe cards

by lindalew 1 month ago

I'm looking for the recipe for Southern Chicken Stew in the Healthy Meals in Minutes recipe card collection. (Circa...


jenkris commented 14 days ago

Reheating Brussels Sprouts?

by rp17 2 years ago

I'm bringing Brussels sprouts to my boyfriend's family's Christmas dinner. I typically make my sprouts by cooking in...


cindyeo commented 18 days ago

Thanksgiving Menus 2018

by arp29 1 month ago

I always look forward to reading the Thanksgiving posts each year and didn't see one started for this year yet. I am ...


TorontoJo commented 18 days ago