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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October 2020 COTM - Falastin: Veggie Mains, Fish, Meat

by LulusMom 2 months ago

Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters of Falastin: VEGGIE MAINS FISH MEAT If you are the first one to report on a recipe, please reply to the ma...

Fresh Turkey for Thanksgiving - How Long in Frig?

by eldogg 23 days ago

I went to Whole Foods today (Nov 11). They have fresh whole turkeys. But they are dated "Sell of Freeze by Nov 30". This is almost 19 days. How can this be? When I googled this, many sites say not ...

Strategy for encrusted filets for crowd

by michaeljc70 21 days ago

I've been making filets from a partial tenderloin for 2 and they've been coming out great. I cut the portions off into around 2" thick steaks. I sear them in cast iron on each side and then cook ...

November 2020 - COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH (COTM) - Voting

by LulusMom 2 months ago

Welcome to the voting thread for November’s Cookbook of the Month. The nomination thread has closed and we have narrowed it down to Japaneasy/Vegan Japaneasy or David Lebovitz’s blog: https://www.d...

November 2020 COOKBOOK OF THE MONTH - Nominations

by LulusMom 2 months ago

Welcome to November’s Cookbook of the Month nomination thread. We’re fully into fall, and still in this crazy situation. Not sure about where you live, but my library is still not fully open. That,...

What are You Cooking Election Night?

by kaleokahu 1 month ago

Fat cheeseburgers? Angel hair pomodoro? A well-done steak? Ice cream? There must be something fitting for this evening besides BuSpar. I need ideas!

What can I do with overly-firm, prepared chickpeas?

by NancyC 1 month ago

My neighbor gave me a batch of chickpeas he'd prepared, which have great flavor (I'm in Sri Lanka, so you can imagine), but are far too firm for my liking. But I don't want to re-boil them because ...

Crazy coronavirus behaviour

by Chatsworth 1 month ago

I just put something in my freezer that I named "Soupish". That's going to a helpful descriptor six months down the line.

What's For Dinner #444 (October 2020) - Trick or Treat!

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? ...

October 2020 DOTM (Dish of the Month) - Arancini

by LulusMom 2 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for October 2020. Our dish this month is arancini. These delightful treats got their name because they were the size of a small round orange, or arancino in Ita...

October 2020 COTM - Falastin: Breakfast; Snacks, Spreads, & Sides; Veggie Sides & Salads; Soups

by LulusMom 2 months ago

Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters of Falastin: BREAKFAST SNACKS, SPREADS, & SIDES VEGGIE SIDES & SALADS SOUPS If you are the first one to...

Weekly Menu Planning – October 2020

by MidwesternerTT 2 months ago

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

November 2020 DOTM (Dish of the Month) - VOTING

by MelMM 1 month ago

Welcome to our November voting thread for our Dish of the Month. We'll be voting on our top two nominees, LAKSA and WAT/INJERA. For the purpose of DOTM, all versions of Laksa are welcome. It can...

March 2020 COTM: VICTUALS - Apple-achia, Preserving

by MelMM 9 months ago

Use this thread to report on the following chapters/sections of Victuals. Apple-achia - pp. 173-195 Travis's Tattoos - pp. 197-199 Preserving - pp. 201-229 A Sweet Squeeze - pp. 230-243 If...

Ham Bones at Honey Baked

by Querencia 2 months ago

Fall ritual is me posting this because it is wonderful news and a lot of people don't know. If you want a ham bone to make split pea soup or bean soup, you do not have to eat a whole ham to get one...

EMPANADAS - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, September 2020

by LulusMom 3 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for September 2010. Our dish this month is empanadas. This one has been nominated many times, and I am happy that it is finally seeing it’s day in the sun, erm,...

Recipes using non-wheat pastas (chickpea, lentil, etc)?

by kingfisher5 5 months ago

Seeking advice... mom to two little boys and primary cook in our household. A nutritionist strongly suggested we switch to alternative pastas for a variety of reasons, but a straight substitution (...

October 2020 DOTM (Dish of the Month) - Voting Thread

by LulusMom 2 months ago

Thanks to those of you who contributed to the nominations thread. Two dishes (both former bridesmaids) stood out: Tarte Tatin and Arancini, both of which sound delicious as the cooler weather close...

October 2020 DOTM (Dish of the Month) - Nominations

by LulusMom 2 months ago

It’s nomination time here at Dish of the Month. What dish sounds especially exciting to cook together this month? Fall is in the air for most of us, and warming, autumnal dishes may spark our creat...

Just in time for Halloween... rabbit blood

by kindnotnice 2 months ago

My French girlfriend raves about civet de lapin—a rabbit stew that requires that the reserved blood be used for the accompanying sauce. So far all the usual suspects, from Dartagnan to Ottomanelli...