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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Rustic main course recipes for small wedding

by Willanoah 5 years ago

I'm catering a small wedding in my log cabin. Will be casual, 15 people, probably buffet. Suggestions or recipes for a one-dish meal that is rustic but special?

COTM February 2016: Announcement (Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees by Kian Lam Kho)

by herby 5 years ago

We are due for a taste of Asia and I am not the only one who thinks so - you have chosen to cook from Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking by Kiam Lam Kho...

COTM February 2016: Nominations

by herby 5 years ago

Happy New Year to all! Here is to a year of cooking from great cookbook: discovering the new ones, honoring the classics, and finding the gems in between :) Please take a bit of time away from c...

COTM February 2016: Voting

by herby 5 years ago

Not many nominations this time around but three contenders stood out. Either one will be a fun book(s) to cook from. As always, please "heart" the book you are voting for and please vote for just o...

How do you organize your online recipes

by ezwriter 5 years ago

I have them all over the place - bookmarked, kept in evernote, I use paprika on my ipad. I just learned about Eat Your Books on here. Just wondering how everyone stays organized, or how they keep t...

Salad to serve with chili

by sandlee1 5 years ago

We are invited to a Super Bowl party and the host is making chili. I was asked to bring a salad. I was thinking of a Cobb salad without chicken as a side instead of trying to make a Mexican style...

In search for easy crockpot meals

by tctcstudent 5 years ago

I am looking for cheap, simple and quick crockpot meals to prepare in the mornings for my family to come home to when I am at work.

Blue Apron for Ethnic Dishes with Food Stories by People who have had them

by Anthemoney 5 years ago

Hi Everyone, I'm working on a project to make a Blue Apron (meal kits) for ethnic dishes rooted in food stories by people who have had them. I'd also like to include fun facts about the dish and...

Appetizer with green olives?

by Kaymoz 5 years ago

For a potluck tomorrow, I am to bring an appetizer and I would like to use up a jar of sliced green salad olives I have on hand, which my family will never consume. A big package of egg roll wrapp...

Need help with baked ziti recipe to feed 120 people as a main dish!

by ShellyAnn 5 years ago

I'm looking to make baked ziti as a main dish for a free community meal being served at our church for approximately 120 people. I need to know how much pasta, sauce, meat, mozzarella, and ricotta...

First blizzard meals of 2016

by ratgirlagogo 5 years ago

And this blizzard is perfect cooking weather! We've already made a batch of buttermilk blueberry muffins and a cauliflower/ham/gruyere gratin. Later tonight we're going to roast chicken thighs on...

Reheating Cooked Foods to Extend Shelf Life

by zackly 5 years ago

I frequently re-heat cooked food that has been refrigerated to “sterilize” it in order to extend shelf life, do you? For example, I made a large batch of meatballs & tomato sauce a few weeks ago. T...

Pork tenderloin vs pork loin--need recipes too

by NotSoHot 5 years ago

Some time ago we purchased a nearly 3 lb "pork tenderloin"--that's what the label says on it. Now the only pork tenderloins we've ever seen are usually about 1 lb. Have never seen a 3 lb one. But I...

Pork tenderloin, part 2--how/when to roast the veg?

by NotSoHot 5 years ago

So now that I know I have pork tenderloin, I've decided to go with this recipe from Ina Garten: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/herb-marinated-pork-tenderloins-recipe.html But I'd ...

What to serve with king crab legs

by superluckycat 5 years ago

We are having a small dinner party with King crab legs. What would you serve as side dishes? It has to be simple but elegant or something made mostly ahead since we have a small space and dealing w...

Weight Watchers Foodies... the holidays are upon us

by debbypo 6 years ago

Hi... I don't really get the new Beta site and was trying to reach out to Roxlet who has been initiating this thread without success. I need support and want to share with other home cooks and fo...

help with planning meal for veg/gluten free dinner party

by poochiechow 5 years ago

hi all - i'm in charge of planning a dinner for 8-9 people for a party in honor of a dear friend. she's really into food and will eat anything, but half the guests are vegetarian and one is glu...

Ideas for All Meals-No Freezer or Microwave

by Ms.Hangry 5 years ago

I am going to college soon and I need to opt out of the meal plan due to a tomato/grapefruit allergy (and also the meal plan is pricey)! For those who opt out of the meal plan, they receive a large...

ISO entree ideas for a dinner party

by BEmama 5 years ago

First dinner party of the year yet am fresh out of ideas - lol. Can't serve seafood or dairy nor can I grill, but am open to pretty much anything else. TIA!

Help, 15-20 for Christmas dinner, 1 oven, no help!

by lesleyu 5 years ago

I have one oven...and guest count of 18-20. Many whom come for Christmas dinner after visiting other relatives. I have a mixed bag of guests. Some are foodies...like good quality elegant dinner, ra...

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