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...

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

by LulusMom 30 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...

Weekly Menu Planning – November 2020

by MidwesternerTT 30 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's For Dinner #445 (November 2020) - Have You Started Your Holiday Baking Yet?

by Amandarama 23 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...


December 2020 Dish of the Month - Nominations

by MelMM 4 days ago

Time for nominations for our December Dish of the Month. With COVID cases spiking, the only thing that is certain about this holiday season is that it will be unlike any other. How does this affect...

WAT/INJERA - November 2020 Dish of the Month

by MelMM 23 days ago

Welcome to our reporting thread for our November Dish of the Month, WAT & INJERA. This combination of dishes has long been a nominee, and now their month has arrived. WAT (also often spelled "wot")...


jen kalb
by jen kalb 3 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...


Poaching a whole turkey

by Amandarama 4 days ago

I am only cooking for two and the turkey I ordered is still probably too large for us to reasonably deal will, so I was thinking about cooking it this weekend, portioning it for the freezer, and th...

Ideas for a "weather dependent" Thanksgiving 2020?

by lsnmcg 13 days ago

Hi hounders! 2020 has thrown a curveball to everything, even my normal Thanksgiving routine. I was hoping to pick your genius brains about a dilemma that social gathering during coronavirus has pre...


Thanksgiving for 2

by wildcat869 1 day ago

DH and I are hunkering down at home for Thanksgiving. I am out of work (again) due to a government mandated shutdown caused by COVID (again) So, I will have plenty of time to cook! What's on yo...

Carrot Dish

by VegetarianHomeCook 7 days ago

Where I live in Washington, local baby carrots are in season and delicious. We have an overload of them from our csa box. Does anyone have recipes or suggestions for what to do with them? I have ma...

November 2020 DOTM (Dish of the Month) - Nominations

by MelMM 1 month 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...

August 2020 COTM: Smitten Kitchen Web Site

by MelMM 4 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...


by MelMM 7 months ago

Welcome to our May Cookbook of the Month. We will be cooking from the Web site SERIOUS EATS: https://www.seriouseats.com/ This post serves as both the announcement and the reporting thread. Ther...

Repurposing Ghost Pepper Chips

by pumpkinspice 12 days ago

I have this bag of paqui ghost pepper chips (basically tortilla chips covered in ghost pepper flavour). I LOVE spicy but this is CRAZY hot...I can basically only eat one chip and then I am crying f...

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

by LulusMom 2 months 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...

Fresh Turkey for Thanksgiving - How Long in Frig?

by eldogg 13 days ago

I went to Whole Foods today (Nov 11). They have fresh whole turkeys. But they are dated "Sell of Freeze by Nov 30". This is almost 19 days. How can this be? When I googled this, many sites say not ...

Strategy for encrusted filets for crowd

by michaeljc70 12 days ago

I've been making filets from a partial tenderloin for 2 and they've been coming out great. I cut the portions off into around 2" thick steaks. I sear them in cast iron on each side and then cook ...

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

by LulusMom 1 month 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

by LulusMom 1 month 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,...

What are You Cooking Election Night?

by kaleokahu 27 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!