Home Cooking Dish of the Month (November 2012) - Nominations
November is coming up, and it's time to consider what we'll be cooking together next month!
During October we've been cooking enchiladas, and some great sounding dishes have emerged. If you are just finding the Dish of the Month, do take a look at the October thread here:
Everyone is welcome to join in and name a dish that we can all cook in November. Think of a dish as an ingredient plus a technique. For example, enchiladas: tortillas, stuffed and baked. Meatballs: ground meat, formed into balls and browned. There can still be many variations in the dish, but we'll all be cooking something similar, and comparing notes.
Please type your nomination in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. You may nominate as many dishes as you like. When we move on to the voting round, you can only vote for one dish. Nominations will be open until October 25th at 8pm Pacific time (11pm Eastern time, and 3am October 26th GMT). After nominations close we'll move on to voting.
If you have yet to participate in the Dish of the Month, or if you've been reading the threads and never posted on Chowhound, now is the time to join in! It's a lot of fun, and everyone has something interesting to share.
For many of us, the days are getting shorter and colder, and Thanksgiving is approaching. So, what dish shall we cook in November?
Much thought will be given to turkey and sides and pies in November, at least here in the USA.
I don't know what the "opposite" of Thanksgiving dinner is (sushi?) but I think a dish *not* related to the traditional bird would be a good choice for the rest of the month. Also good would be easy, do-ahead, inexpensive.
So maybe.. strata? Too broad?
re: blue room
I kind of agree with you on this. I mean, how many turkeys will anyone want to cook this month? And most people don't like to experiment too much with Thanksgiving dinner. But we could go with things that could fit into the traditional meal... like squash dishes, gratins, or a specific pie. Or we could go out in a different direction altogether. Also, there is a lot to November besides Thanksgiving. Football parties, tailgating... and the weather getting cooler. Plus some folks will be gearing up and experimenting for their holiday cooking in December. Lot's of options, I think.
I am nominating something that I think is specific enough, yet broad enough to cover many variations....
As in chicken and mushroom with a fresh thyme crust; beef and root vegetables with a potato/horseradish mash topping; lamb and artichoke with herb biscuit topping, etc...... :)