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.

What's for Dinner #415 (May 2018) - Spring at last!

by sallyt 19 days ago

It finally feels like spring - in New England, at least! Are you grilling? Taking advantage of the COTM? Using l...


MidwesternerTT commented 9 hours ago

Weekly Menu Planning – May 2018

by MidwesternerTT 25 days ago

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


sallyt commented 1 day ago

Moist chicken breast

by codmeister 10 days ago

When I was a kid, my mother used to make moist, tender, falling-off-the-bone chicken. When I grew up and started coo...


medlar commented 5 days ago

Can anybody tell me what this taste is? I am at a loss.

by carmellolb 15 days ago

"Poopiness" ____ I am just dying to know what this taste is. A few years ago, I could eat any meat, and have ...


BigG commented 5 days ago

Vegetable Sheeter recipe ideas

by rasputina 22 days 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 ...


rasputina commented 6 days ago

Misc fridge stuff to use - please help!

by Ally1111 4 months ago

We have 4 leftover boneless pork chops, 2 fennel bulbs, tons of yellow onions and a Costco pkg of mushrooms that must...


seefoo commented 6 days ago

February 2016 COTM: PHOENIX CLAWS and JADE TREES by Kian Lam Kho - Chapters 6-9

by herby 2 years ago

Use this thread to report on: Chapter 6: Harnessing the Breadth of Wok p. 93-132 Chapter 7: Explosion of Wok p. 133...


JoanN commented 10 days ago

DOTM March 2018: Homemade Pasta

by LulusMom 3 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for March, 2018. Our dish this month is (Italian) Homemade Pasta. This is going ...


ad7yn commented 11 days ago

Spiral Ham Sides to Accompany the Warm Weather

by pumpkinspice 19 days ago

I bought a 12 lb spiral ham for a great price. It's getting warm here, and I need some ideas for sides to "lighten" t...


pumpkinspice commented 13 days ago

Weekly Menu Planning - April 2018

by MidwesternerTT 2 months ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in April. Will you be cooking vegetarian ...


Madrid commented 17 days ago

Do you art direct your food?

by tokyotower 21 days ago

Do you find yourself and enjoy art directing your food (like bento for example?) It doesn't have to be complicated a...


thegforceny commented 19 days ago

Brunch based around an amazing homemade sourdough loaf

by migmigmig 1 month ago

Would love to hear your ideas on building a brunch menu for 5 or 6 people around a very large, extremely delicious bo...


LaLa commented 20 days ago

Braciole with very few ings

by Bob Frable 25 days ago

In my freezer is a pack of three small, pre-stuffed (I think) beef braciole(s) I got weeks ago on special at my local...


medlar commented 25 days ago

Graduation Pork Roast

by teresinashaw 1 month ago

I am planning my daughter's graduation party. We raise pastured Berkshire pigs, so are planning on a whole roasted h...


BigG commented 1 month ago

Sides with roast pork?

by NYchowcook 2 years ago

I am planning a dinner party with a terrific, local roast pork shoulder. I plan to roast with fennel seeds, rosemary ...


teresinashaw commented 1 month ago

DOTM February 2018: BIRYANI

by MelMM 4 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for February, 2018. Our dish this month is biryani. So pull out your aromatic ri...


MelMM commented 1 month ago

Chinese Spicy Hot Pot

by rjszcz1955 1 month ago

On a recent trip to China I fell in love with mouth numbing Hot Pot I have your instructions for the spicy side of th...


Ttrockwood commented 1 month ago

Cooking with Coconut Milk

by Padeen 1 month ago

When a recipe calls for coconut milk, is there a specific kind you should be using? The selection is so vast nowadays...


Padeen commented 1 month ago

Menu help for small girls' night in for mom's bday

by inlovewiththedusk 1 month ago

Hi there! I'm having an impromptu dinner for a total of 6 women (including me) where we'll be celebrating my mom's 7...


Ttrockwood commented 1 month ago