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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:

To view the Dish of the Month thread for August, please click here:

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:




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.

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


    Thank you, L.Nightshade!

    1. inaplasticcup RE: L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2012 02:23 AM

      I second the balls of the meat. :P

      Oops! Just re-read your OP, Nightshade.


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        soccermom13 RE: L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2012 03:30 AM


        1. BabsW RE: L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2012 03:59 AM

          MEATBALLS, for sure!

          1. snix RE: L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2012 06:18 AM

            MEATBALLS sound great to me.

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              limoen RE: L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2012 06:21 AM

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

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                smtucker RE: limoen 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!

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                HillJ RE: L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2012 06:37 AM


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                  MelMM RE: L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2012 07:28 AM


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                    dkennedy RE: MelMM Aug 26, 2012 07:31 AM


                  2. inaplasticcup RE: L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2012 08:02 AM

                    Clearly we can stop voting now. ;)

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                      rabaja RE: inaplasticcup Aug 26, 2012 08:27 AM

                      It's too fun to say...


                    2. linguafood RE: L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2012 08:38 AM

                      Balls... eh.


                      1. jpr54_1 RE: L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2012 09:13 AM



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

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                          Gio RE: jpr54_1 Aug 26, 2012 09:40 AM


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

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                            linguafood RE: Gio Aug 26, 2012 09:44 AM

                            eggplant (meat)balls '-)

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                              EM23 RE: linguafood Aug 26, 2012 09:55 AM

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


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                                roxlet RE: EM23 Aug 27, 2012 01:58 PM

                                I love those!

                        2. carminabee RE: L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2012 12:25 PM

                          BALLS O' MEAT!

                          1. nomadchowwoman RE: L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2012 02:45 PM

                            I'm jumping aboard the MEATBALLS bandwagon.

                            1. Hank Hanover RE: L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2012 09:05 PM


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                                sundancer 10225 RE: L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2012 09:21 PM


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                                  blue room RE: sundancer 10225 Aug 27, 2012 08:21 AM

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

                                2. mariacarmen RE: L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2012 01:28 PM

                                  sigh. alright. MEATBALLS.

                                  and yes, thank you L.N.!!

                                  1. Cynsa RE: L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2012 08:22 PM

                                    meatballs (without meat)

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                                      teleme RE: L.Nightshade Aug 28, 2012 01:26 PM

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




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                                        L.Nightshade RE: teleme 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:
                                        Still hope you'll join us in cooking September's winning dish, and then join the nomination process for October!

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                                          teleme RE: L.Nightshade Aug 28, 2012 01:45 PM

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

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                                          linguafood RE: teleme Aug 28, 2012 03:03 PM

                                          You can make caponata with eggplant :-)

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                                            jpr54_1 RE: teleme Aug 29, 2012 07:06 AM

                                            NY Times has nice article on figs in todays Dining section

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                                            dianne0712 RE: L.Nightshade Aug 28, 2012 02:35 PM

                                            I suck at meatballs.

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

                                              My vote is also for MEATBALLS

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

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

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                                                  angelsmom RE: L.Nightshade Aug 28, 2012 08:18 PM

                                                  MEATBALLS, please.

                                                  1. gingershelley RE: L.Nightshade 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....

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                                                      HillJ RE: gingershelley 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. jpr54_1 RE: L.Nightshade 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

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                                                        linguafood RE: jpr54_1 Aug 29, 2012 09:49 AM

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

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                                                          jpr54_1 RE: linguafood Aug 29, 2012 10:49 AM

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

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                                                        jilkat25 RE: L.Nightshade Aug 29, 2012 04:18 PM


                                                        Stay safe, Isaac-ianans!!

                                                        1. hambone RE: L.Nightshade Aug 30, 2012 02:01 AM

                                                          MEATBALLS cried the Queen.

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                                                            LJS RE: L.Nightshade Aug 30, 2012 04:15 PM


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                                                              dkennedy RE: LJS 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. L.Nightshade RE: 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.

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                                                                ecclescake RE: L.Nightshade Aug 30, 2012 07:53 PM


                                                                1. L.Nightshade RE: 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. Hank Hanover RE: L.Nightshade 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.

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                                                                      Dave MP RE: Hank Hanover 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 RE: Hank Hanover 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:
                                                                        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 RE: blue room Aug 31, 2012 09:45 AM

                                                                          You can always make small batch or give them away.

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                                                                        HillJ RE: L.Nightshade 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. jpr54_1 RE: L.Nightshade Aug 31, 2012 10:05 AM

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

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                                                                            jpr54_1 RE: 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

                                                                            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.

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                                                                              dkennedy RE: jpr54_1 Aug 31, 2012 02:52 PM


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

                                                                            OK cooks! The reporting thread is up and running.
                                                                            Take your wonderful meatballs here:

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