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Voting for the September Home Cooking Dish of the Month

L.Nightshade Aug 25, 2012 10:05 PM

In the prior thread, three dishes garnered approximately 50% of the nominations; the remaining nominations were split among 14 dishes. If you would like to view the nomination thread, and the accompanying discussion, please click here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/864260

To view the Dish of the Month thread for August, please click here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/861003

Now it's time to move on to voting. We are voting to select a dish to cook in September. When the reporting thread is posted on September 1st, we will all begin to prepare versions of the chosen dish and report back on our experiences. Please select one, and only one, of the following dishes. When you are ready to vote, please post your choice in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.

Please choose between the following three dishes:

CAPONATA

GRATIN

MEATBALLS

Voting will be open until 8pm Pacific time on August 30th (11pm Eastern time, and 3am August 31th GMT). The reporting thread will go up on September 1st.

  1. L.Nightshade Aug 31, 2012 06:55 PM

    OK cooks! The reporting thread is up and running.
    Take your wonderful meatballs here:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/866162

    1. jpr54_1 Aug 31, 2012 10:05 AM

      I am trying to decide which recipes I will make-
      definitely chicken meatballs in broth(I love Meatballs)
      and
      gefilte fish-Fish balls(my own recipe)

      2 Replies
      1. re: jpr54_1
        jpr54_1 Aug 31, 2012 01:08 PM

        I know it is early but I did make these this afternoon
        I love Meatballs! by Rick Rodgers

        page34
        Chicken-matzah balls in vegetable soup
        I made half the recipe. I used matzah meal but followed the recipe.
        I put the chicken balls in the freezer and will use them with vegatable broth I will make during week.

        1. re: jpr54_1
          d
          dkennedy Aug 31, 2012 02:52 PM

          JPR54_1

          How interesting. So instead of matzah balls in chicken soup, it's chix matzah balls in veggie soup? I'll have to search out the recipe.

      2. HillJ Aug 31, 2012 04:37 AM

        I have my recipes selected and my shopping list ready. I won't be posting any photos but I'll do my best to detail my meatball adventures.

        I am really looking forward to reading CH's recipe ideas for the HCD this month.

        1. Hank Hanover Aug 30, 2012 11:03 PM

          Ok... so are there any rules or guidelines for how to do this? I am hoping to do 3 or 4 meatball dishes over the month. I think I will start with some kind of Szechuan meatballs because I have never made them before.

          I assume you want more than just a recipe. Maybe a picture or two. How you came to the recipe. Did you modify it? Things like that.

          3 Replies
          1. re: Hank Hanover
            Dave MP Aug 31, 2012 08:49 AM

            Yes, I think all of those ideas sounds great. There are no official rules or guidelines, but the basic premise is to try out different meatball recipes over the month....some might be from books, others from the internet, others that you make up. Give a report on how the meal was, and take pictures if you can, too! And comments about how you found the recipe, how you modified it, etc. are all great.

            Looking forward to reading about your Szechuan meatballs!

            1. re: Hank Hanover
              blue room Aug 31, 2012 08:53 AM

              The golden rule applies, maybe ? -- Anything you'd like to see in a post, the rest of us would too!
              But please see Chowhound's info:
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/865812
              Three or four helpings of meatballs in a month sounds about right to me too. Good thing many/most meatballs freeze well.

              1. re: blue room
                Hank Hanover Aug 31, 2012 09:45 AM

                You can always make small batch or give them away.

            2. L.Nightshade Aug 30, 2012 09:12 PM

              OK, back online. And it doesn't take a statistician to see that the winning Dish of the Month for September is MEATBALLS!

              Stay tuned for the reporting thread...

              1. e
                ecclescake Aug 30, 2012 07:53 PM

                MEATBALLS

                1. L.Nightshade Aug 30, 2012 07:14 PM

                  I will not have internet for the next couple of hours. I don't think there is any question about the outcome of this election, unless the axis of the earth shifts in the next 45 minutes.

                  I'll be back when I have internet, and the reporting thread will be posted by September 1st.

                  In the meantime, the forecast here is cloudy, with a chance of meatballs.

                  1. l
                    LJS Aug 30, 2012 04:15 PM

                    MEATBALLS!

                    1 Reply
                    1. re: LJS
                      d
                      dkennedy Aug 30, 2012 06:35 PM

                      I am very excited about this month's dish of the month. I don't own the Meatball Shoppe Cookbook (yet) and I am hoping this thread will give me the advice I need to determine if I need to acquire it!

                    2. hambone Aug 30, 2012 02:01 AM

                      MEATBALLS cried the Queen.

                      1. j
                        jilkat25 Aug 29, 2012 04:18 PM

                        MEAT-a-BALLS!

                        Stay safe, Isaac-ianans!!

                        1. jpr54_1 Aug 29, 2012 09:45 AM

                          I have 2 books on meatballs-

                          I Love Meatballs! by Rick Rogers
                          Interesting and different types of meatballs
                          pork meatball sliders
                          holiday meatball lsagna
                          pho with beef meatballs
                          spanish meatball tapaskoftas with dill
                          chinese shrimp ball soup

                          The Meatball Shop Cookbook by Daniel Holtzman

                          2 Replies
                          1. re: jpr54_1
                            linguafood Aug 29, 2012 09:49 AM

                            Gee, I wonder what dish you're gonna vote for.

                            1. re: linguafood
                              jpr54_1 Aug 29, 2012 10:49 AM

                              I voted already it was partially my idea-I orginaly wanted hamburgers-ground meat

                          2. gingershelley Aug 29, 2012 09:38 AM

                            Bucking the tide, I am voting for GRATIN.

                            Tho I am sensing I may have to make a gratin of meatballs....

                            1 Reply
                            1. re: gingershelley
                              HillJ Aug 29, 2012 09:41 AM

                              I believe I submitted gratin on the other thread and then changed my vote to meatball. But I have every intention of experimenting with a gratin of meatballs myself! :) I'll meet you over at the recipe thread, gs!

                            2. a
                              angelsmom Aug 28, 2012 08:18 PM

                              MEATBALLS, please.

                              1. jen kalb Aug 28, 2012 08:16 PM

                                wiling to give some MEATBALLS (maybe from my Calabria?) a try

                                1. Dave MP Aug 28, 2012 04:48 PM

                                  My vote is also for MEATBALLS

                                  1. d
                                    dianne0712 Aug 28, 2012 02:35 PM

                                    GRATIN
                                    I suck at meatballs.

                                    1. t
                                      teleme Aug 28, 2012 01:26 PM

                                      meatballs? meh. whatever. you can make them anytime. When I think of September, I think:

                                      EGGPLANT

                                      or

                                      FIGS

                                      4 Replies
                                      1. re: teleme
                                        L.Nightshade Aug 28, 2012 01:40 PM

                                        Sorry teleme, voting here is confined to the dishes in the opening post above. The choices were narrowed down to these three dishes in the nomination thread, here:
                                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/864260
                                        Still hope you'll join us in cooking September's winning dish, and then join the nomination process for October!

                                        1. re: L.Nightshade
                                          t
                                          teleme Aug 28, 2012 01:45 PM

                                          Oops, sorry. Will get on board earlier next time.

                                        2. re: teleme
                                          linguafood Aug 28, 2012 03:03 PM

                                          You can make caponata with eggplant :-)

                                          1. re: teleme
                                            jpr54_1 Aug 29, 2012 07:06 AM

                                            NY Times has nice article on figs in todays Dining section

                                          2. Cynsa Aug 27, 2012 08:22 PM

                                            meatballs (without meat)

                                            1. mariacarmen Aug 27, 2012 01:28 PM

                                              sigh. alright. MEATBALLS.

                                              and yes, thank you L.N.!!

                                              1. s
                                                sundancer 10225 Aug 26, 2012 09:21 PM

                                                gratin

                                                1 Reply
                                                1. re: sundancer 10225
                                                  blue room Aug 27, 2012 08:21 AM

                                                  sundancer 10225,
                                                  Votes must be in CAPITAL LETTERS to be counted.

                                                2. Hank Hanover Aug 26, 2012 09:05 PM

                                                  MEATBALLS

                                                  1. nomadchowwoman Aug 26, 2012 02:45 PM

                                                    I'm jumping aboard the MEATBALLS bandwagon.

                                                    1. carminabee Aug 26, 2012 12:25 PM

                                                      BALLS O' MEAT!

                                                      1. jpr54_1 Aug 26, 2012 09:13 AM

                                                        MEATBALLS

                                                        yeah

                                                        Staying inside due to Tropical Storm Isaac-
                                                        making roast turkey breast and steak for today and tomorrow

                                                        4 Replies
                                                        1. re: jpr54_1
                                                          Gio Aug 26, 2012 09:40 AM

                                                          MEATBALLS

                                                          Stay safe JPR.
                                                          (I'll throw a little caponata on the plate w/you, Lingua)

                                                          1. re: Gio
                                                            linguafood Aug 26, 2012 09:44 AM

                                                            eggplant (meat)balls '-)

                                                            1. re: linguafood
                                                              EM23 Aug 26, 2012 09:55 AM

                                                              Mmmmm...
                                                              From MaryAnn Esposito's mother, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkhcvs...

                                                              MEATBALLS!

                                                              1. re: EM23
                                                                roxlet Aug 27, 2012 01:58 PM

                                                                I love those!

                                                        2. linguafood Aug 26, 2012 08:38 AM

                                                          Balls... eh.

                                                          CAPONAAAAAATAAAAAAAA!

                                                          1. inaplasticcup Aug 26, 2012 08:02 AM

                                                            Clearly we can stop voting now. ;)

                                                            1 Reply
                                                            1. re: inaplasticcup
                                                              rabaja Aug 26, 2012 08:27 AM

                                                              It's too fun to say...

                                                              MEATBALLS!

                                                            2. m
                                                              MelMM Aug 26, 2012 07:28 AM

                                                              MEATBALLS

                                                              1 Reply
                                                              1. re: MelMM
                                                                d
                                                                dkennedy Aug 26, 2012 07:31 AM

                                                                MEATBALLS!

                                                              2. HillJ Aug 26, 2012 06:37 AM

                                                                MEATBALLS

                                                                1. l
                                                                  limoen Aug 26, 2012 06:21 AM

                                                                  I didn't contribute to the nomination thread so I hope my contribution here is all right...MEATBALLS!

                                                                  1 Reply
                                                                  1. re: limoen
                                                                    s
                                                                    smtucker Aug 26, 2012 06:30 AM

                                                                    Absolutely. You can participate in nominating, and not voting; or participate in voting and not the nomination thread; or you can participate in both or neither!

                                                                  2. snix Aug 26, 2012 06:18 AM

                                                                    MEATBALLS sound great to me.

                                                                    1. BabsW Aug 26, 2012 03:59 AM

                                                                      MEATBALLS, for sure!

                                                                      1. s
                                                                        soccermom13 Aug 26, 2012 03:30 AM

                                                                        GRATIN

                                                                        1. inaplasticcup Aug 26, 2012 02:23 AM

                                                                          I second the balls of the meat. :P

                                                                          Oops! Just re-read your OP, Nightshade.

                                                                          THE BALLS OF THE MEAT.

                                                                          1. blue room Aug 25, 2012 11:02 PM

                                                                            MEATBALLS

                                                                            Thank you, L.Nightshade!

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