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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What to serve with spot prawn bisque?

by housekittycat 6 years ago

Hi chowhounders! I'm on a mission to clean out the freezer for summer, which involves discovering a lot of forgotten treasures (and some scary ice monsters). Tonight's resurrected dinner is....home...

Menu planning for Special Event

by BonnieV91 6 years ago

Hi everyone! I am just gonna get down to business here. I am getting married in July, and we're going to be preparing our own food. Since we're not professionals by any means we needed help with ...

Looking For Recipes For Youtube Channel

by Tainya 6 years ago

I've created a channel on Youtube that helps people meal plan with staple foods, are quick and easy but also healthy. My goal is to encourage people who don't cook and are looking to change lifest...

Super easy Redsauce, and making it a meal for under $5

by TinyhouseWife 6 years ago

This is a recipe feeding two people, four times (yep, your gonna use your freezer) Things you need: 4 cans chopped tomatoes/ AK Price: About $3.00 [however if you buy the big bulk container ...

Dinner ideas for a tricky house guest combination?

by gildeddawn 6 years ago

So, we're having two different sets of guests stay with us in a couple of weeks, and I'd like to cook dinner for them at least two, if not three, nights. Now, before we get into an etiquette discus...

How many slices of Eggplant Parmesan should feed 25 people?

by Cjsdelights 6 years ago

I'm hosting an event and am having Eggplant Parmesan as the main dish with a side of Spaghetti and a garden salad. I'm not sure how many slices I should serve to each person.

good/typical dessert for crawfish boil?

by french roast 13 years ago

Can anyone recommend a good dessert to bring or prepare for a backyard crawfish boil? I can buy it or make it, either way. Preferrably traditional, if possible. Any ideas? Thanks!

Main dish suggestions?

by bananapug 6 years ago

Hello, everyone! I'm planning out tomorrow night's meal and decided I wanted to try out the recipe below, but with pork instead of beef. http://www.japanesecooking101.com/beef-roll-up-recipe/...

Foods to pack for long day & night at hospital

pistachio peas
by pistachio peas 6 years ago

I have to accompany a loved one to a hospital that is out of town and in a not very exciting/healthy food destination. We have appointments all day long. What can I pack that's easy and fairly heal...

Business Trip to DC

by stockboy85 6 years ago

I'm going to be in DC for a business trip and need a little help picking restaurants. I haven't been to DC in years, so there isn't anything that I'm crossing off the list. I'm staying at the Ri...

My brain has taken a vacation. Need some suggestions, please

by caiatransplant 6 years ago

Hi y'all. Dinner time is fast approaching and I have not a clue as to what to fix. What I really want to do is flop on the couch and take a nap until it's time for bed. However, husband won't be...

Group Camping Meal (also posted under "grilling")

by Calitina 6 years ago

I'm camping with five other families, adults and kids age 8-12, some of the kids are picky eaters, and among the adults there are vegans and paleo diet followers. Any ideas on a group meal that cou...

Hors d'oeuvres play on Entrees

by pegasis0066 6 years ago

I am having the in-laws over this Saturday for Mother's Day. My in-laws are simple people but they have enjoyed the more sophisticated food I have served in the past, so I don't want to disappoint...

Meal Plans That Aren't Too Meal Plan-y

by relizabeth 6 years ago

I'm trying to save on our grocery expenses and time is also a very precious commodity. I am considering a meal plan of sorts. Any advice? One of the things I like most about evening cooking is the ...

King Crab Legs

by raberbm 6 years ago

What are some good side dishes to serve with King Crab Legs?

Need a recipe to impress my landlord in Napoli

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by steve h. 6 years ago

My wife and I will be back in Naples come April. We'll be there for a month. The flat is on top of a palazzo on the Riviera di Chiaia and has a top-notch kitchen. Landlord is a lovely woman with...

Vegetable Ideas to Serve with Chicken Mole

by SusanB 13 years ago

We're planning to have a dinner for friends this fall and we'd love to cook a mole. We'll obviously have rice, but I think we'd want a vegetable dish that wasn't in a sauce. Any idea on what veget...

Dinner Party Menu Question

by bustlingswan 6 years ago

Hi all, I am having my in-laws over for dinner for the first time in a couple weeks and am planning my menu. So far I have: -Homemade hummus and pita with celery, carrots, & radish -spiced n...

Seeking a pork chop recipe that will go with this butternut squash dish...

by ninrn 6 years ago

I'm making this Butternut Squash Gratin with Poblanos and Cream tomorrow: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/squash-gratin-with-poblanos-and-cream. I've also thawed some thin bone-in center cut por...

Variety in veg

by Abhinay 6 years ago

What are the veg options to add variety and interest in meals through a 14 meal week... without repeating too much.

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