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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Family reunion at the beach — How to handle the food?

by work2eat 4 years ago

Hi Chowhounds, I've managed a large family group in the past, but this time around the group is larger and more diverse in ages and tastes. It's been at least 12 years since we've done this. We wil...

How do you scale recipes that contain whole and ground spices 4x?

by katie.beginner 4 years ago

I am trying to make butter chicken for 7 people at my office. My favourite recipe typically works for 2, so I have to scale it up to 4 times to accommodate everyone. Preparing and cooking the chick...

Dinner for 18

by offtoanywhere 4 years ago

I'm cooking for 18 (including 3 kids) on Saturday night. I have a 7 1/2 lb pork loin I plan to grill and for sides I'm making 3 9x13 pans of mac & cheese, 5 lbs of oven roasted carrots, a mixed gre...

"Unconventional" Holiday Dinners

by munchkin1 4 years ago

Hi, fellow Chowhounders! I am interested in reading your stories. My family was traditional and never deviated. . .Thanksgiving turkey at. al. Christmas Eve ham, and. . .Christmas Day Dinner Turke...

Cookbook for a Teenager

by DonShirer 4 years ago

My wife made sure our three boys had at least the rudiments of cooking before they left for college, but in one case that hasn't percolated through to the next generation. One grandson is just lea...

Easter ham

by stan319 4 years ago

I live in southeastern PA and want to get a ham for Easter, but the store has a lot of choices. I live alone, so, I cannot use a whole ham. I want enough left over for Ham and String beans. Ar...

Veal meatballs with added sausage?

by jackfredi 4 years ago

I have a pound of ground veal, but no beef or pork. I was thinking of making meatballs with the veal and some Italian sausage removed form the casing. Any opinions/suggestions?

Dramatic dish for a dinner party

by jlix 4 years ago

I'm looking for something new-- i've done beautiful 12 to 20 hour pork shoulders, fantastic 7 hour leg of lambs-- i LOVE a long braise, i just want some new ideas! for this sunday please....

Wine to pair with rutabaga caponata

by valadelphia 4 years ago

I made this lovely dish http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Rutabaga-Caponata but I have no idea what wine to drink with it. Rutabaga is hard enough, but when you add the vinegar, etc., I a ma a ...

Anyone want to critique my Texan Easter brunch?

by espressoiloveyou 4 years ago

Having friends over for Easter Brunch. About 12 people. Here's the menu: Smoked Pork Ribs Smoked Bacon Spring Succatash (roasted corn, herbs, zucchini, tomato) Maple glazed roasted brussel...

Beef Themed Menu

by cleopatra999 4 years ago

I am hosting a wine tasting/dinner club. One of the participants is visiting from overseas and is in awe of our Canadian Beef. I was thinking to highlight this ingredient. My budget is $40pp includ...

HELP - party planning - receiving 6 persons - stew

by brinjallands 4 years ago

Hello - I'm receiving six persons for dinner and planning to make a stew. I've never cooked meat. 1.) Any easy but good/tested recipes out there? 2.) For six persons, how much meat should I buy...

Favorite Birthday Recipes in Your Family?

by LulusMom 4 years ago

It came up in another thread that I usually try to use the week of my husband and daughter's birthdays to cook their favorite meals. I wondered if other people did the same, and if so, what those f...

Dinner party for 45 over Labor Day weekend 2016

by foodlover59 4 years ago

I am hosting a dinner over Labor Day weekend as part of my son's wedding weekend. I'd like most of the work to be done ahead of time. Looking for a rather healthy menu, especially since this is the...

Easter Dinner SOS

by munchkin1 4 years ago

I might have to hostess a quiet Easter dinner for my mother and myself. All I have decided upon is asparagus mimosa with a champagne vinegar vinaigrette as a salad and an apricot-glazed roasted tur...

No gluten, fish, pork or cilantro for dinner party guests. Please help!

by lsmutko 4 years ago

Well, as the title says, I've got folks coming for dinner who used to only avoid fish and pork. They are both very plain eaters, but one has been given Dr.'s orders to go gluten-free (don't know de...

Help with portion sizes for dinner

by cleopatra999 4 years ago

I have a beef themed dinner club coming up and am worried about not having enough food, specifically the meat portion for the main. We are 7 people, 4 men, 3 women. Welcome cocktail and wine pairin...

Doctoring up Costco's rotisserie chicken

by Monica 4 years ago

I am not a huge fan of store bought rotisserie chicken...but I can't pass it on when I am at Costco. It's cheap and it's convenient for a working mom like me. Plus it's relatively healthy and off...

Seeking ideas for use of meaty hambone

by letsindulge 4 years ago

A remnant of a spiral cut ham, shower me with your unique soup, chowder, or braise recipes. I'd normally do a red bean & collards, or the usual split pea and ham preparation. Especially interested ...

Can I quadruple these recipes?

by italianyc84 4 years ago

I'm hosting 16 people for dinner on Saturday, and am planning on making Paul Prodhomme's Cajun meatloaf and Nigella's sweet potato mac and cheese (if you have not tried it, it is addictive!!) ht...

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