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...

What's For Dinner #435 (January 2020) - Fall/Winter

by Amandarama 16 days ago

Didn't see a new one for this yet so, here we go. Here's where we help each other decide "What's for Dinner,” celebrate (or commiserate about) our nightly dinner results, and share recipes - wit...

Weekly Menu Planning - January 2020

by MidwesternerTT 25 days ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in January. Do you have a food resolution on your list? Weekly planning helps keep those on-track. It lowers daily str...

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February 2020 COTM: Nomination Thread

by MelMM 8 days ago

Welcome to a new year of COTM adventures! It's time (already!) to start the nomination process for our February, 2020 Cookbook of the Month. We will select a book to cook from as a group in Februar...

Kitchen Genealogy

by Querencia 1 month ago

My observation is that immigrant families cling to cooking longer than to any other bits of their original culture---when language and religion are lost, they still cook a few of the old dishes eve...


Whole Pork Loin - How to prepare?

by kcfields 2 days ago

I have an almost 4 1/2 lb whole pork loin that I need ideas of how to prepare. I’m thinking of cutting it in half and slicing some boneless chops as I’m only cooking for two. That would leave me wi...


Suggestions for using leftover flavorless chuck roast

by WaxyK 6 days ago

I have almost a pound of cooked chuck roast leftover from making Andrea Nguyen's Beef Pho. The meat was simmered for 90 minutes, fully submerged in water so it's nearly flavorless and on the dry s...


Best Ottolenghi chicken dish for dinner party?

by Rafie 6 days ago

I'm hosting dinner for 6 and am seeing a lot of raves for Ottolenghi's chicken dishes (chicken with onions and cardamon, za'tar and sumac chicken, chicken with clementines and arak etc). Is the...

Non-Dairy Potato Soup

by Querencia 9 days ago

Nasty, cold, and windy here but all is well as I just now made potato soup. I ate this in a Polish restaurant, fell in love with it, and have been making it ever since. 1) Make a nice strong chicke...

Keeping a beef roast warm

by cajungwailo 10 days ago

How can I keep a beef roast warm for a couple hours after I've cooked it, but don't want it to cook anymore during the keep warm stage? Oven? Temp? Wrap? Cover? Thanks.

Need help with menu ideas for a large party

by Captain_Ironphoenix 15 days ago

Hello all, I've lurked around here for some time, but this is my first post. I'm currently trying to narrow down menu ideas for a party I am hosting this September. Details are still being naile...

Perfect crab cake substitute

by law_doc89 17 days ago

Discovered a dinner guest allergic to iodine when serving crab cakes. So whipped up this substitute that worked better than I could have hoped using cubes of heart of palm as crab substitute. 1...

GOUGERES - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, November 2019

by LulusMom 3 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for November 2019. Our dish this month is Gougeres, and boy is my family going to be excited when they find out. Once again I rely on Wikipedia, which says: a g...

2019 Standout Recipes

by highlyunlikely 2 months ago

What are your best new recipes from 2019? The ones that you loved, your family/guests raved about, and that will be in your roster for life? My favourite new recipes from 2019 (in no particu...

Lobster Ravioli - Cheese or no cheese?

by NomadicFoodie 1 month ago

Ok so I know Italians don't typically pair seafood with cheese, but I'm searching for a great Lobster Ravioli recipe for New Year's Eve and it's seems most of them have either ricotta or marscapone...

Christmas Pork Dinner

by JBN 2 months ago

I have a 2-part question. I would like to make this recipe for Roast Pork: https://www.thekitchn.com/juicy-and-tender-roasted-pork-loin-the-easiest-simplest-method-251998 But I'm thinking of us...

What’s for Dinner #434 (December 2019) - Fall/Winter

by sallyt 2 months 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...

Weekly Menu Planning December 2019

by MidwesternerTT 2 months ago

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

Do I bake the lasagna before freezing it?

by hungryinmanhattan 23 days ago

I am making 2 lasagnas for a New Years Day party. Do I bake the lasagna before freezing it, or do I just bake them fully on the day I am serving? Much thanks.

Classic hot crabmeat entrees

by Rory 1 month ago

For the holidays I'm going to splurge on some lovely crabmeat and I'd love ideas for classic French, British, etc hot entrees. Not salads.. The only ones I can think of is Crab Imperial. (which sou...

Small-dice potatoes ok sitting in salt water (clam broth) several hours? Other time-savers for chowder?

by CookingChemicalEngineer 25 days ago

Hi, I'm making clam chowder (similar to below, but doubled) tonight for after church and the kids are always starving as soon as we get back, so I'm trying to reduce prep time as much as possible. ...