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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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What's For Dinner #450 (April 2021): April Showers!

Amandarama
by Amandarama 18 days ago

Welcome to April! Spring has sprung. Hopefully the weather is reflecting this in your part of the world! Here's where we help each other decide "What's for Dinner,” celebrate (or commiserate a...

CAESAR SALAD: Home Cooking Dish of the Month, April 2021

MelMM
by MelMM 18 days ago

Welcome to April! Spring is in the air, in the form of pollen everywhere. We have a great dish to play with this month, the CAESAR SALAD. Traditionally a very simple salad of romaine, croutons, and...

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Weekly Menu Planning – April 2021

MidwesternerTT
by MidwesternerTT 22 days ago

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

May 2020 COTM: SERIOUS EATS

MelMM
by MelMM 12 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...

August 2020 COTM: Smitten Kitchen Web Site

MelMM
by MelMM 9 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...

Portuguese Sausage roaster... what kind of sausage?

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by gritsngreens 15 days ago

yep. I should be banned from ebay. As a result of another offer I couldn't refuse, I now have a lovely terracotta Portuguese sausage roaster. Supposedly the way to use it is to pour Everclear or de...

Stupid easy dinners

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by buckeye83 2 months ago

Let's share our best "stupid easy" dinner ideas to get through the tail end of winter. Criteria - homemade and nutritious. Does not have to be the most delicious. Here are mine: 1. Baked po...

What's for Dinner #449 (March 2021): COVID-versary

MonicaMadeIt
by MonicaMadeIt 2 months ago

(I hope I'm doing this right, never having started a reporting thread...) Welcome to WfD where we post nightly meal wins or losses. Obviously, we are coming up on the 1 year anniversary of COVID-...

Easter 2021

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by rstuart 23 days ago

What are everyone's Easter plans? I am trying to finalize a menu for a low-key Easter dinner for 2 (especially low key since I am working on Good Friday, and we will be having it on the Saturday!)...

Weekly Menu Planning - March 2021

MidwesternerTT
by MidwesternerTT 2 months ago

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

LAKSA - Home Cooking Dish of the Month (DOTM), March 2021

LulusMom
by LulusMom 2 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for March 2021. Our dish this month is laksa. Once again I rely on Wikipedia for a definitive description: Laksa is a spicy noodle soup popular in the Peranakan...

Cooking 2 different meats?

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by Lisa8192 17 days ago

Help?? I’m cooking a 7 lb semi boneless leg of lamb and a 7 lb boneless pork loin roast. Any help in cooking at the same time? Or should I plan on doing the pork in a slow cooker? Thank you!!!

This is what I think it is, right?

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by gritsngreens 25 days ago

I love me some pot. Particularly when it is copper! E bay should be off limits to me. The seller made me an offer I couldn't refuse on this gorgeous MCM warming pan set. It was only after I receive...

Home Cooking Dish of the Month - NOMINATIONS, April 2021

MelMM
by MelMM 30 days ago

Here we are at nomination time for April DOTM. We've been on a soup kick lately, but I suspect that will change as we head into spring. Not that it has to. I, for one, love soup year 'round. What s...

Home Cooking Dish of the Month: VOTING, April 2021

MelMM
by MelMM 23 days ago

We had a lively nomination round which left us with three dishes tied for the most nominations, with seven each. CAESAR SALAD - We will use a broad interpretation of this dish. If you want add-...

What To Cook Today Challenge

Tehama
by Tehama 23 days ago

Good morning! I lived in rural NC mountains & have a decent supply of ingredients on hand. No easy access to "fancy" / "exotic" ingredients. I want to cook a brand new recipe (or at least some...

Dish of the Month (DOTM) Voting, March 2021

LulusMom
by LulusMom 2 months ago

Thanks to those of you who contributed to the nominations thread. There were 14 nominations, and 6 of them had 7 or more votes. Exciting, and a little tough as the moderator. But two, LAKSA and DAL...

Dish of the Month NOMINATIONS, March 2021

LulusMom
by LulusMom 2 months ago

It’s nomination time here at Dish of the Month. What dish sounds especially exciting to cook together this month? Most of us are still stuck in winter, although spring will likely start peeking out...

February 2021 Cookbook of the Month VOTING

islandmermaid
by islandmermaid 3 months ago

Welcome to another Cookbook of the Month (COTM) vote! Here are our nominees! I included links to a profile on each author, the author's web site, and a selection of recipes available online. JU...

March 2021 Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

islandmermaid
by islandmermaid 2 months ago

Good evening, Cookbook of the Month community! It's time to start reflecting on what we would like to cook together as (for many of us) the snow and ice thaw into our first signs of springtime! Whi...