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Meal Planning

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Weekly Menu Plans – September 2017

by MidwesternerTT 28 days ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in September. Are you planning meals around ...

Ttrockwood commented 3 hours ago

What's for Dinner #407 (September 2017) - The Crisp Air Edition

by ChristinaMason 21 days ago

Fall is around the bend and the weather is taking on a delightfully cool edge. Apple orchards and pumpkin patches bec...

ChristinaMason commented 5 hours ago

Suggestions for menu for a small lunch time party

by misspcgenius 10 days ago

Hello, I am planning a Halloween costume party for my mom’s group. There will be about 20-25 adults (parent couple...

MidwesternerTT commented 12 hours ago

Nomination Thread, October 2017 DOTM (Dish of the Month)

by LulusMom 3 days ago

Welcome to the Nominations thread for the October 2017 Dish of the Month. For those unfamiliar with the Home Cooking ...


Texanbychoice commented 16 hours ago

2 Questions, need help with polenta and lentils

by ccotta 3 days ago

I want to try making Italian polenta for the first time, I need ideas on what to serve it with. I'm not a big fan of ...

Ttrockwood commented 1 day ago

Food for when you're not feeling your best

by Flossie06 13 days ago

I'm not in a great place right now - currently on a stress leave from work. I normally love cooking, even when I'm st...


medlar commented 2 days ago

Good Easy Meals around 30 minutes from start-to-table

by MidwesternerTT 16 days ago

Per a request in the Weekly Menu Plans discussion, what are your tried-and-true meals that can be prepared in 30 minu...

Berheenia commented 3 days ago

Fresh Raw chicken wings

by Redstagredd 3 days ago

My husband wants to make homemade buffalo wings and we're looking for a good place to buy fresh raw wings in or aroun...


acgold7 commented 3 days ago

What can I do with chickpeas that never softened?

by vjtaylor 4 days ago

I have a pot of chickpeas that never softened. I don't want to put them into the recipe I was planning, but I'm wonde...


Hadil100 commented 4 days ago

Freezer meals for chemo recovery?

by sljones 9 months ago

I need some ideas for different meals that can be frozen for someone who is recovering from intensive chemo/stem cell...


sweethooch commented 5 days ago

What to do with a small chicken?

by ginnboonmiller 8 days ago

This whole post is a bit of a humblebrag, I admit... we're a CSA household, and we get a free range organic healthy f...


BigG commented 6 days ago

Making Caprese Salad a side

by Wickla 14 days ago

What would you put a Caprese salad as a side to? Obvious choices would be steak or chicken but I'm thinking fish. Can...


treb commented 8 days ago

Meal Prepping and Reheating

by JudiMorrison 19 days ago

I've cooked and frozen 12 individual small dinners in microwave safe containers. I have NO IDEA how long to reheat t...

JudiMorrison commented 16 days ago

Weekly Menu Plans – August 2017

by MidwesternerTT 2 months ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in August. Will you travel? Are you plannin...

pistachio peas commented 18 days ago

What are your best full-meal sheet pan recipes?

by magnoliasouth 22 days ago

I have recently discovered the brilliance of full-meal sheet pan recipes. I see a lot that say that they'll work but ...


bibliophile02 commented 22 days ago

February 2016 COTM: PHOENIX CLAWS and JADE TREES by Kian Lam Kho - Chapters 16 & 17

by herby 1 year ago

Use this thread to report on: Chapter 16: Appertising Cold Dishes p. 325-346 Chapter 17: Sweet but not Dessert p. 3...

MelMM commented 22 days ago

February 2016 COTM: PHOENIX CLAWS and JADE TREES by Kian Lam Kho - Chapters 10-12

by herby 1 year ago

Use this thread to report on: Chapter 10: The Virtues of Slow Cooking p. 187-230 Chapter 11: The Intricacy of Boili...

MelMM commented 22 days ago

Help with Sous Vide Precooking Idea

by m2MommaG 25 days ago

I have a question about stocking my very elderly parent"s freezer with large quantities of precooked sous vide beef, ...


m2MommaG commented 24 days ago

Beef cuts instead of "Oxtails"

by scunge 30 days ago

What cut of beef would be suitable for a substitute to oxtails in a recipe? Thankyou


ratgirlagogo commented 25 days ago

Freezing Chopped Garlic?

by bxgirl 28 days ago

Bought a bag of garlic at Costco, and it is A LOT of garlic. I am thinking of chopping-up several bulbs in the foo...


dfrostnh commented 26 days ago