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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Swiss Chard Stems

by Amandarama 24 days ago

Hi all - do you need to cook Swiss Chard stems or can I salt + sugar them raw like celery for a quick cured pickle type thing? Just curious. Usually I just saute them first, before I add the gree...

Home Cooking Dish of the Month July 2021 - CROQUE MONSIEUR and CROQUE MADAME

by herby 7 months ago

Welcome to DOTM reporting thread for July 2021 and Happy Canada Day to our Canadian friends! Our dish this month is Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame. It has been nominated many times but without u...

Christmas lamb dilemma

by ras13 28 days ago

Wondering if anyone has good suggestions. We bought a small 2 lb boneless leg of lamb (trussed with rosemary) Wednesday for a Christmas dinner for two and our oven has gone on the fritz. Can’t get ...

What's your traditional Christmas dinner?

by coffeebean79 4 years ago

My parents were not foodies and I didn't grow up with any solid Christmas dinner traditions. I have two young kids (who are adventurous eaters) and would love to start some traditions of our own. W...

How to build the best fresh turkey sandwich?

by gutreactions 2 months ago

It's one of my favorite Thanksgiving leftover dishes, or any time of the year really. A fresh turkey sandwich, good bread, tasty dressing. Something on the side, perhaps. How do you like it?

What's For Dinner #455 (September 2021) - September Already?!

by Amandarama 5 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...

What's For Dinner #457 (November 2021) - Talking Turkey (or, maybe not!)

by Amandarama 3 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...

Convenience buys

by sandramrma 4 months ago

What are your go to convenience buys at the supermarket to help you put meals on the table?

Weekly Menu Planning November 2021

by MidwesternerTT 3 months ago

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

September 2021 COTM: Flavor - PROCESS: Charring, Browning, Infusing, Aging

by LulusMom 5 months ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from Flavor’s Process chapter, on charring, browning, infusing, and aging (pp. 23-112). If you are the first o...

Thanksgiving 2021

by dkennedy 4 months ago

I'd like to start the ball rolling early this year. What are you thinking in terms of Thanksgiving? Do you have a set menu? Are you eyeing new recipes? We will be hosting somewhere in the range of ...

Recipe for cabbage, potatoes, onions, bacon, pls

by laredo 3 months ago

I haven't made this in so long I am not sure of how long to cook the potatoes and cabbage. Any suggestion would be great. Am trying to make a quick supper and this sounds good for our chilly wea...

America's Most Discussed Meal

by mtskeeter 2 months ago

Here it is, Thanksgiving Day in America. May we all remember and be grateful for what gifts we've be given and celebrate this day no matter what is on our plate. And if something doesn't come out r...

Your favorite soup recipe

pistachio peas
by pistachio peas 3 months ago

When the weather starts getting colder, I tend to make soup for dinner once per week and I try to make it on Sunday nights so that the leftovers can be a component of my lunches through the work we...

Make ahead question

by Amandarama 2 months ago

I am considering making a half recipe of this chocolate bread pudding for Thanksgiving - https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/bittersweet-chocolate-bread-pudding Does it seem like something that ...

November Dish of the Month (DOTM) - Nominating thread

by hirsheys 3 months ago

Hi everyone - it’s nomination time again for Dish of the Month! Last month we had a really rousing round of nominations – which dishes are you all feeling like making this November? If you are n...

October 2021 DOTM - Bolognese sauce

by LulusMom 4 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for October 2021. Our dish this month is bolognese. Bolognese is a meat-based sauce that (ta-da!) originated in Bologna. It is normally served over pasta or in ...

NYTimes cooking on sale again, offers vary

by ehAllison 2 months ago

I was looking at recipes on my phone and noticed NYTimes Cooking was on sale again for $2.50/month or $20/year. Regretting that I'd missed it the last time around, I hopped onto my laptop to subscr...

Please Critic My Spanish Menu

by herby 2 months ago

I am hosting a small group of colleagues for a potluck. The first person to reply to the invitation with a suggestion of a dish to bring happened to be Spanish and offered to bring Tortilla de Pata...

Vegetarian Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvres?

by mushroomaffairs 3 months ago

Now that everyone in my family is either old or getting older, I've found that some have dietary restrictions (less salt, less red meat, no pork, no nuts, no shrimp). On my list so far are: 1. ...