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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Dish of the Month NOMINATIONS for April 2020

by herby 14 days ago

Welcome to the nomination thread for April 2020 Dish of the Month! How things have changed in just a few short days. This new reality has settled in quickly and as social distancing becomes our ...

ENGLISH MUFFINS AND CRUMPETS - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, February, 2020

by LulusMom 2 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for February 2020. Our dish this month is English Muffins and Crumpets. Apparently making English Muffins at home isn’t difficult, and they are supposed to tast...

March 2020 COTM: VICTUALS - Corn, Beans

by MelMM 1 month ago

Use this thread to report on the following chapters/sections of Victuals. Corn - pp. 103-129 David Bauer - pp. 130-135 Beans - pp. 137-165 The Third Sister - pp. 166-171 If you are the fir...

Table Talk with 'Cool Beans' Author Joe Yonan

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 11 days ago

While most of the country slows to a halt, eating (and cooking) must go on and many are turning to healthy comfort foods to help tide us through these rough and murky waters. Beans fall squarely in...

Key west theme party for end of july

by ZoeyCovey 18 days ago

We have wanted to do a key west themed party this summer so we’ve been brain storming ideas of what we should have. Please comment, add ideas or nix ideas. Specialty cocktails 1. Mojito 2....

Cooking FOR OTHERS in the time of COVID-19

by soccermom13 13 days ago

I wanted to prepare some soup for a family in our condo building because one member of the family is very ill (not with COVID-19, thank goodness, but very ill nonetheless). But after reading a Chow...

Home Cooking Dish of the Month - NOMINATIONS, March 2020

by MelMM 1 month ago

Time to set your crumpets down for a few minutes and nominate some dishes for March. The goal of DOTM is for us to make dishes that expand our boundaries as cooks, whether it be an unfamiliar cuisi...

Home Cooking Dish of the Month - Voting - March 2020

by MelMM 1 month ago

After an active nominating session, we have three great candidates up for March DOTM. Our top nominee is MOLE, with eight nominations. Mole, for purposes of this DOTM, refers to the category of...

Best way to steam a fish?

by Broccdiamond 16 days ago

Hi - I usually wrap the fish in tin foil, pour some water in a shallow casserole dish(with a lid obviously) and put the wrapped fish in the dish. It usually comes out ok. But is there a better w...

First time making baby back ribs

Dave MP
by Dave MP 16 days ago

I have a 2.5 lb rack of baby back ribs that I'd like to make, probably either today or tomorrow. Anyone have a great recipe that they can share, hopefully fairly easy and also very delicious? I ...

Kids lunches for spring 3 weeks

by ZoeyCovey 18 days ago

The kids are gonna be out of school for 3 weeks i will be watching my niece and nephew during some of that time. I’m looking for fun idea lunch options beyond Chickie Nuggie and Mac & Cheesie. ...

Favorite ramen meals?

by sallyt 17 days ago

Hi all, I have some really lovely fresh ramen noodles in the freezer - any amazing go-to meals? Thanks!


by MelMM 1 month ago

Welcome to the March, 2020 Cookbook of the Month threads for VICTUALS, by Ronni Lundy. Use this thread for general discussion of the cookbook. Use the threads below to report on the recipes you mak...

What’s for Dinner #425 (March 2019) - Winter/Spring

by sallyt 1 year 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...

Good Food

by ellalovestocook 1 month ago

Does anyone have any ideas for dinner that I can cook for my family?

Coronavirus cooking, what have you been making at home or are you still going out to dine?

by mushroomaffairs 19 days ago

Just curious if it's business as usual for you, are you still going out or doing take out or staying home and doing kitchen experiments? Friday night I made a giant batch of chicken and kale mea...

Freezing meats

by freezernewbie12 23 days ago

New to freezing meals here. We love beef in our home and are picky about the way our beef tastes. Truthfully have never made a freezer meal or even defrosted beef for a meal but would like to sta...

Weekly Menu Planning - February 2020

by MidwesternerTT 2 months ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in February. “The torch of love is lit in the kitchen.” (a French saying) How will your food light up the days for you an...

PAELLA - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, August 2019

by herby 8 months ago

Welcome to August, 2019 Dish of the Month reporting thread! This month we will be making PAELLA, long time bridesmaid and finally a bride! Use this thread to report on the paella dishes you ma...

What's For Dinner #436 (February 2020) - Winter!

by Amandarama 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...