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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.

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...
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Weekly Menu Planning – November 2020

MidwesternerTT
by MidwesternerTT 5 days ago

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

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What can I do with overly-firm, prepared chickpeas?

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by NancyC 1 day ago

My neighbor gave me a batch of chickpeas he'd prepared, which have great flavor (I'm in Sri Lanka, so you can imagine), but are far too firm for my liking. But I don't want to re-boil them because ...

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What's For Dinner #444 (October 2020) - Trick or Treat!

Amandarama
by Amandarama 29 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? ...

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NOVEMBER 2020 COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH (COTM) - David Lebovitz website

LulusMom
by LulusMom 5 days ago

Here we are almost 8 months into Covid quarantine, and the majority of us decided it makes the most sense to stick with an online source for our COTM. We voted for David Lebovitz’s blog as our Nove...

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November 2020 DOTM (Dish of the Month) - VOTING

MelMM
by MelMM 3 days ago

Welcome to our November voting thread for our Dish of the Month. We'll be voting on our top two nominees, LAKSA and WAT/INJERA. For the purpose of DOTM, all versions of Laksa are welcome. It can...

Weekly Menu Planning – October 2020

MidwesternerTT
by MidwesternerTT 1 month 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...

March 2020 COTM: VICTUALS - Apple-achia, Preserving

MelMM
by MelMM 8 months ago

Use this thread to report on the following chapters/sections of Victuals. Apple-achia - pp. 173-195 Travis's Tattoos - pp. 197-199 Preserving - pp. 201-229 A Sweet Squeeze - pp. 230-243 If...

October 2020 DOTM (Dish of the Month) - Arancini

LulusMom
by LulusMom 1 month ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for October 2020. Our dish this month is arancini. These delightful treats got their name because they were the size of a small round orange, or arancino in Ita...

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What are You Cooking Election Night?

kaleokahu
by kaleokahu 2 days ago

Fat cheeseburgers? Angel hair pomodoro? A well-done steak? Ice cream? There must be something fitting for this evening besides BuSpar. I need ideas!

October 2020 COTM - Falastin: Veggie Mains, Fish, Meat

LulusMom
by LulusMom 29 days ago

Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters of Falastin: VEGGIE MAINS FISH MEAT If you are the first one to report on a recipe, please reply to the ma...

October 2020 COTM - Falastin: Breakfast; Snacks, Spreads, & Sides; Veggie Sides & Salads; Soups

LulusMom
by LulusMom 29 days ago

Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters of Falastin: BREAKFAST SNACKS, SPREADS, & SIDES VEGGIE SIDES & SALADS SOUPS If you are the first one to...

August 2020 COTM: Smitten Kitchen Web Site

MelMM
by MelMM 3 months ago

We're going back to an online source for our August Cookbook of the Month: SMITTEN KITCHEN. Because there is no book to buy, this is both the announcement and reporting thread. https://smittenkitc...

November 2020 DOTM (Dish of the Month) - Nominations

MelMM
by MelMM 10 days ago

Time for nominations for our November Dish of the Month. Time to gear up for winter holidays, and maybe we want to explore something we will use for holiday entertaining. Oh, wait, we're not entert...

SEPTEMBER 2020 COTM: THE GUARDIAN FOOD WEBSITE

jen kalb
by jen kalb 2 months ago

It’s September ( almost) for COTM and for September we again are using an online source. Because online sources are immediately available and not divided and chaptered like a physical book, this th...

November 2020 - COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH (COTM) - Voting

LulusMom
by LulusMom 12 days ago

Welcome to the voting thread for November’s Cookbook of the Month. The nomination thread has closed and we have narrowed it down to Japaneasy/Vegan Japaneasy or David Lebovitz’s blog: https://www.d...

November 2020 COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH - Nominations

LulusMom
by LulusMom 20 days ago

Welcome to November’s Cookbook of the Month nomination thread. We’re fully into fall, and still in this crazy situation. Not sure about where you live, but my library is still not fully open. That,...

Ham Bones at Honey Baked

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by Querencia 1 month ago

Fall ritual is me posting this because it is wonderful news and a lot of people don't know. If you want a ham bone to make split pea soup or bean soup, you do not have to eat a whole ham to get one...

EMPANADAS - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, September 2020

LulusMom
by LulusMom 2 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for September 2010. Our dish this month is empanadas. This one has been nominated many times, and I am happy that it is finally seeing it’s day in the sun, erm,...

Recipes using non-wheat pastas (chickpea, lentil, etc)?

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by kingfisher5 4 months ago

Seeking advice... mom to two little boys and primary cook in our household. A nutritionist strongly suggested we switch to alternative pastas for a variety of reasons, but a straight substitution (...

Crazy coronavirus behaviour

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by Chatsworth 8 days ago

I just put something in my freezer that I named "Soupish". That's going to a helpful descriptor six months down the line.