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Meal Planning

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Weekly Menu Planning - August 2020

MidwesternerTT
by MidwesternerTT 17 days ago

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

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Too much Pork Butt...

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by gutreactions 20 hours ago

We prepared a 9 lb. pork butt this past week with the intention of bringing half to the kids. The plan did not materialize, so we were left with a lot of extra pulled pork. We're only 2 people. So ...

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CLAFOUTIS: Home Cooking Dish of the Month, August 2020

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by herby 8 days ago

Welcome to August, 2020 Dish of the Month reporting thread! This month we will be baking CLAFOUTIS, a French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered ...

What's For Dinner #442 (August 2020) - Endless Summer!

Amandarama
by Amandarama 8 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...

August 2020 COTM: Smitten Kitchen Web Site

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by MelMM 14 days 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...

What's For Dinner #441 (July 2020) - Summer Living!

Amandarama
by Amandarama 1 month 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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Recipe for a main course dish using ricotta and no pasta

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by tashabuser 6 days ago

Hi All- For my hubs birthday we are going to make ricotta cheese and then use it to create a 4 course meal (salad, pasta dish, main and dessert). I am struggling to find a gourmet dish for the ma...

May 2020 COTM: SERIOUS EATS

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by MelMM 4 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...

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Meat - frozen (raw) to cooked then frozen again ....

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by Eeatz 5 days ago

Hi Hounds. Is this okay? I picked up some chicken liver at a local farm and it is frozen in 2 lb. portions. I'm the only (or lonely) one eating it as my partner abstains. Can I cook it and then ref...

June 2020 COTM: Alexandra's Kitchen

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by MelMM 3 months ago

Welcome to June! Once again we are sticking to an online source. Because of the nature of online sources and the lack of a need for time to acquire a book, this thread will serve as both the announ...

Weekly Menu Planning - July 2020

MidwesternerTT
by MidwesternerTT 1 month ago

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

TARRAGON - your favorites uses for this herb?

letsindulge
by letsindulge 10 days ago

Scored a beautiful bunch of tarragon for a mere dollar during the last minutes of my local FM. My first use was a butterflied roaster chicken slathered with EVOO, garlic puree, and generously sprin...

Frozen fish?

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by judieb 12 days ago

I’m a fresh fish snob, but due to an illness can no longer drive, so I can’t run out daily for fish. Any body know any good ( gulp) frozen Fish brands? Any other solution for keeping fish on hand? ...

BRYANT TERRY MONTH: Vegetable Kingdom

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by MelMM 1 month ago

Use this post to report on recipes made from VEGETABLE KINGDOM, by Bryant Terry. To report on a recipe, put the recipe title in ALL CAPS. Include the page number if you have it. If you are the firs...

Dish of the Month VOTING: August 2020

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by herby 13 days ago

Thank you all for participating in the nomination round for a dish to cook in August, 2020. Three dishes emerged as contenders: sushi, tian and clafoutis. To vote, click on the heart to the rig...

Mussels at home: rediscovered...

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by gutreactions 13 days ago

We like diving into a bowl of mussels from time to time at restaurants that do the proper job with them. During the Covid crisis we have rediscovered how easy, cost effective, and delish these moll...

Accidentally ceviched my fish

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by mushroomaffairs 17 days ago

I prepared dinner very early in the morning to get it out of the way. I bought a variety of frozen fish and decided to cook all of it tonight. I squeezed an entire lemon, added herbs and spices a...

August 2020 DOTM: Nominations

herby
by herby 19 days ago

Welcome to the nomination thread for the August dish of the month! Here, in the northern hemisphere where the majority of our participants live, we are entering the peak of summer bounty. What di...

Healthy Meals in Minutes recipe cards

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by lindalew 2 years ago

I'm looking for the recipe for Southern Chicken Stew in the Healthy Meals in Minutes recipe card collection. (Circa 1990's)

BRYANT TERRY MONTH: Afro-Vegan

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by MelMM 1 month ago

Use this post to report on recipes made from AFRO-VEGAN, by Bryant Terry. To report on a recipe, put the recipe title in ALL CAPS. Include the page number if you have it. If you are the first to re...