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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Is it Possible to Reheat Fried Chicken Successfully for a Crowd?

by kySafran 1 month ago

I've been asked to cook fried chicken for 25 next week at a birthday party. I'm serving it with rice and peas and salads. The salads will be prepared and assembled in the morning and the rice co...

Covid cookbook challenge round 2

by covidcooking 15 days ago

Right as covid broke out, I decided to cook a new dish from every cookbook in my collection. I needed something to distract me from the world. Many people seemed to appreciate my post, which cau...

Weekly Menu Planning August 2021

by MidwesternerTT 2 months 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...

August 2020 COTM: Smitten Kitchen Web Site

by MelMM 1 year 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 #454 (August 2021) - Summertime Feasting

by Amandarama 2 months ago

It's August! Summertime is going by quickly, but there is still lots of time to get in some grilling and chilling. Please,share what is on your evening menus! Here's where we help each othe...

Home Cooking Dish of the Month - September 2021 Nominations

by MelMM 1 month ago

Time to start looking for a new dish to cook for September! We can celebrate the transition to a new season (although nothing will change down here in the hot and humid south for at least another m...

September 2021 Cookbook of the Month (COTM) Announcement: Ottolenghi Flavor

by LulusMom 28 days ago

In September, COTM’s 15th anniversary, we’ll be cooking from perennial COTM favorite Yotam Ottolenghi’s newest book Flavor. I’ll put up a main thread on September 1st with links to reporting thread...

June 2020 COTM: Alexandra's Kitchen

by MelMM 1 year 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...

Great American Recipes Card Collection

by olunia 1 year ago

Hello Everyone! I am searching for two (2) recipes from the Great American Quick and Easy Recipes Card Collection. The first one is from the Sweets and other Treats Section 18 Card #13. Th...

Best vegan recipes for a reluctant wannabe mostly-vegan?

by highlyunlikely 3 months ago

I am hoping to expand my vegan repertoire this summer, mainly for health reasons and because it's better for the environment....but I am not at all excited by the majority of vegan cookbooks/recipe...

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

by MelMM 6 months 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...

Home Cooking Dish Of The Month August 2021 - NOMINATIONS

by hirsheys 2 months ago

Hi all! It is nominations time for the Dish of the Month. This summer’s been a bit sleepy DOTM-wise, so I’d love for us to pick something fun that people will enjoy cooking. Maybe some sort of refr...

Home Cooking Dish of the Month - GADO-GADO, August 2021

by hirsheys 2 months ago

Welcome to DOTM reporting thread for August 2021! Our group picked GADO-GADO, a dish perfect for eating in hot temperatures, but also tasty enough to enjoy year round. Gado-gado literally means...

Campfire cooking

by saacnmama 2 months ago

I'm so excited that we are going camping again--it's been a decade since this Thanksgiving weekend trip. We will take the train from our home in Berlin, then a ferry, and then bike the last 10 mile...

Lunch for houseguests

by buckeye83 2 months ago

Hi Friends! This one always stumps me. What do you serve houseguests for lunch? We have frequent guests since our family lives out of town. What are your go-tos for houseguest lunches? We are g...

Date night menu help - Spanakopita and...?

by hjvc 11 months ago

I am making a good new spanakopita recipe that includes chickpeas, feta and ricotta. The spanakopita is more of a tart, not individual wrapped pockets, so I am treating it as the main course. I've ...

What's For Dinner #453 (July 2021) - Off To A Bang!

by Amandarama 3 months ago

Welcome to July! Summer in the northern hemisphere seems to have gotten off to some unsettled weather, at least in the US. How are you cooking this month? Are you outdoors taking advantage of th...

Weekly Menu Planning – July 2021

by MidwesternerTT 3 months 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...


by treb 5 months ago

Have you tried this delightful spicy paste? I’ve been using gochujang for many years, it has replaced sriracha as my go to spicy sauce both as a cooking ingredient and as a condiment. Gochuja...

Home Cooking Dish Of The Month August 2021 - VOTING

by hirsheys 2 months ago

Welcome to the voting thread for the Home Cooking Dish of the Month (“DOTM”) for August 2021. The purpose of this thread is to cast votes to choose a dish that we as a community can cook and report...