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.

Summer lunch ideas for 50 adults

by MinecraftMom228 21 hours ago

I need to make lunch for 50 people this summer for a week. I need ideas that are simple and frugal yet tasty. It will...


dfrostnh commented 27 minutes ago

Fav Summer Dishes

by Dorothee5 18 hours ago

Hi everyone ! Today I would like to ask you what are your favourite dishes in summer? I need some inspirations for ho...


Indy 67 commented 1 hour ago

Weekly Menu Planning – June 2018

by MidwesternerTT 27 days ago

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


LulusMom commented 2 hours ago

Healthy Sack Lunches for 80 Children

by MinecraftMom228 21 hours ago

I am responsible for making sack lunches for underprivileged children this summer. I want to offer healthier options ...


MinecraftMom228 commented 10 hours ago

JUNE 2018 DOTM: Sformato

by MelMM 22 days ago

Welcome to our June, 2018 Dish of the Month reporting thread! This month we will be cooking sformato, an Italian dish...


hirsheys commented 12 hours ago

DOTM July 2018: Nominations

by herby 3 days ago

Welcome to the nomination thread for July 2018 DOTM! Tomorrow we will celebrate the summer equinox and that means tha...


Madrid commented 17 hours ago

JUNE 2018 DOTM: Voting

by MelMM 29 days ago

We had another very active nomination period this month, with 28 dishes in the mix. To view the nomination thread, cl...


L.Nightshade commented 1 day ago

DOTM June 2018: Nominations

by MelMM 1 month ago

It is time yet again to look forward to the next month, and decide what we would like to cook as a group. Here in the...


L.Nightshade commented 1 day ago

Planning a Finland Meal

by Autumm2 23 days ago

Back during the winter Olympics my first grader was randomly placed on Team Finland for her school's Olympics. Ever ...


ratgirlagogo commented 4 days ago

Sneaking problem

by Dorothee5 6 days ago

Hello everyone! I have just registered on this forum and I am so glad to be here! A few weeks ago I started a new ...


medlar commented 5 days ago

Bento Style - School lunches

by pumpkinspice 10 days ago

My three year old will be starting JK in September (yikes) and I am already starting to think about managing lunches....


Ttrockwood commented 10 days ago

Strip steak sandwich

by mamab44 10 days ago

Great sale on strip steaks and I want to grill some early in the day before having 11 people over for dinner. Serving...


fourunder commented 10 days ago

Looking for Main Dish for Gourmet Group

by lindahop 5 months ago

I have been in a gourmet group for almost 20 years. I am Lori king for new ideas and recipes for the next time I ho...


Jazzybee commented 14 days ago

Freezer/Make Ahead Meals for someone on a Low Cholesterol Diet

by yumfactr 19 days ago

Hi Everyone, I am trying to make freezer meals for someone on a low cholesterol diet. Low sodium would be good too, t...


Njchicaa commented 15 days ago

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Can I parboil beef bones the night before I make stock?

by redlights 16 days ago

I'm having a bunch of people over for pho tomorrow after work and I'm planning on making the stock in the slow cooker...

Your favorite home-cooked meal?

by zigzag17 23 days ago

It’s probably been rehashed in various incarnations numerous times over, but what’s your go-to dinner cooked or prepa...


zackly commented 18 days ago

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Hash browns overnight

by Fresh_Fit_Light 21 days ago

I was looking at old posts but couldn't find anything definitive. I know that the cut french fries can sit overnight...

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

by sallyt 2 months ago

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


Berheenia commented 21 days ago

Weekly Menu Planning – May 2018

by MidwesternerTT 2 months ago

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


Madrid commented 22 days ago