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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2013) - Nominations

L.Nightshade Aug 20, 2013 04:23 PM

Nominations are now open for the September Home Cooking Dish of the Month.

During the month of August we've been making composed salads. You can view that thread here:

Once again it's time to think about what we'll be cooking together next month. What's happening in September? What produce is available to you? What are you likely to be doing? And what dishes fit in with your plans? Remember that a dish is loosely defined as an ingredient and a method of preparation.

Nominations will be open until August 26th at 11pm Pacific time (2 am on August 27th Eastern time, and 6 am August 27th GMT). Please nominate your dish using ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. You may nominate more than one dish. The dishes with the most nominations will move on to the voting round, where each person only gets one vote. If you haven't joined us before, feel free to jump in!

What's going to come out of our kitchens as we transition into autumn?

  1. alliegator Aug 20, 2013 05:19 PM

    Grilled, fried, baked, any kind of sauce or seasoning you prefer.
    It'll still be warm enough for most of us to grill, and American football season will be in full swing, demanding that folks put out some finger food.
    It'd be interesting to see how creative people can get with this.

    4 Replies
    1. re: alliegator
      Njchicaa Aug 22, 2013 05:52 PM

      oh love this idea! We host football parties every Sunday and wings are always on the menu.


      1. re: Njchicaa
        alliegator Aug 22, 2013 07:38 PM

        I know it's just an ingredient, but the method of preparation is where things get interesting. Maybe "cooked to proper temp chicken wings" would be the way to put it. :)

        1. re: alliegator
          L.Nightshade Aug 22, 2013 09:10 PM

          What about "marinated chicken wings"? Do most preparations include a marinade? Or "chicken wings prepared as an appetizer"?

          1. re: L.Nightshade
            alliegator Aug 22, 2013 09:16 PM

            I like those ideas! I'd go with MARINATED CHICKEN WINGS.

    2. Musie Aug 20, 2013 06:21 PM



      I like the idea of chicken wings too, but with a vegetarian mother visiting in September, I'm not sure I'll get a chance to make them.

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      1. re: Musie
        Dirtywextraolives Aug 21, 2013 10:23 AM


        1. re: Musie
          fldhkybnva Aug 26, 2013 02:34 PM


        2. L.Nightshade Aug 22, 2013 05:41 PM

          I could be on board for
          After all, we're back in the R months for shellfish.

          We get overloaded with apples and blackberries in September. I'd also be interested in
          Thinking the fruit + flour= ingredients, baking as the method.

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          1. re: L.Nightshade
            Musie Aug 22, 2013 05:51 PM

            Would baked fruit pastries be a little too vague? There's so many tasty fruits around at the moment it seems hard to pick just the one.

            1. re: Musie
              L.Nightshade Aug 22, 2013 09:11 PM

              I think you have a good point here. And all fruits are not available in all places. I'll change my nomination to

              1. re: L.Nightshade
                Musie Aug 23, 2013 04:34 AM

                I'll second BAKED FRUIT PASTRIES

          2. MidwesternerTT Aug 23, 2013 07:27 AM

            BIRTHDAY CAKES

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              dickgrub Aug 23, 2013 11:11 AM


              Why am I getting blocked when trying to "view that thread here"? Link, copied below, doesn't link.


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              1. re: dickgrub
                L.Nightshade Aug 23, 2013 12:51 PM

                Don't know why, trying it again:

                1. re: L.Nightshade
                  dickgrub Aug 23, 2013 01:02 PM

                  LN: Yup, I tried it, and had the same result: Got an Official Chow Hound Rejection.

                  1. re: dickgrub
                    L.Nightshade Aug 23, 2013 01:07 PM

                    Now that's weird. Although they both look the same, I get the "sorry" page for the first one, and the actual thread for the second one.
                    You can try going to the Home Cooking home page and click on the Composed Salad link in blue up near the top.

                    1. re: L.Nightshade
                      dickgrub Aug 23, 2013 01:19 PM

                      Excellent. Now heading to HC home page. Thanks.

                      1. re: L.Nightshade
                        Jacquilynne Aug 23, 2013 02:38 PM

                        I fixed the link in the original post, I believe, but I am going to leave these ones for posterity (and by posterity, I mean, until we're able to figure out what's causing this). L.Nightshade, I'll reach out to you by email to get some more details.

                2. boyzoma Aug 23, 2013 12:52 PM

                  Well, I still want to vote for PASTA SALAD as we tried for in a previous thread. There are so many variations I would like to learn. And here it is still grilling weather for at least another month. And what better than a pasta salad?

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                  1. re: boyzoma
                    MidwesternerTT Aug 23, 2013 02:43 PM

                    I agree that PASTA SALAD would be a good one for Sept.

                    1. re: MidwesternerTT
                      Dirtywextraolives Aug 23, 2013 05:48 PM

                      +2 on PASTA SALAD

                  2. jpr54_1 Aug 23, 2013 03:13 PM

                    BREAD AND BUTTER PICKLES

                    FIG JAM

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                      sandylc Aug 23, 2013 05:17 PM

                      VEGETABLE POT PIES



                      ALL THINGS COCONUT

                      1. snix Aug 25, 2013 09:48 AM

                        CHICKEN WINGS sounds good to me for the upcoming football season.

                        1. mariacarmen Aug 25, 2013 03:24 PM

                          MARINATED CHICKEN WINGS
                          BAKED FRUIT PASTRIES

                          1. gingershelley Aug 26, 2013 12:21 AM

                            FARRO SALADS

                            CHICKEN WING RECIPES

                            MUSSEL DISHES (thinking beyond just steamed, like cold marinated mussel salad, etc. could be in the mix)

                            VEGETABLE GRATINS OR CASSEROLES (SO many tomatoes, squash, etc. still coming to market!)

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                            1. re: gingershelley
                              Dirtywextraolives Aug 26, 2013 09:43 AM

                              Oh yes....
                              FARRO SALADS
                              VEGETABLE GRATINS
                              MUSSEL DISHES

                              1. re: Dirtywextraolives
                                gingershelley Aug 27, 2013 05:16 PM


                                Well, our little list didn't make nominations (too late to get many votes!). I may start a Farro salad thread.

                                I have become uncomfortable with quinoa these days, as it's popularity is causing great stress on it's native consumers. Farro has such great texture, and for me, it is a local product as there is an organic farro farm in Eastern WA.

                                All those mussell dishes should be allowed under steamed mussels/clams; adding things after steaming would be great, I should think:)

                                1. re: gingershelley
                                  L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2013 05:21 PM

                                  Absolutely agree about quinoa! I am still seeing so many quinoa recipes and touts on food sites, and it's more or less destroying the health and welfare of an indigenous population.

                                  1. re: L.Nightshade
                                    Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 05:37 PM

                                    Well that just sucks. But give it some time. Trader Joes will probably start paying some hipster to start growing it for their clientele, lol!

                                  2. re: gingershelley
                                    Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 05:36 PM

                                    Awesome, I will try some more farro dishes with you, Friend!

                                    I really only do a farro risotto so I'd love to have some more inspiration and recipes. I love it, I can eat it everyday, unlike quinoa, which is so played now here in LA.....

                                    And I wholeheartedly agree re the mussels interpretations, I just need an excuse to buy them, as my husband is not a fan AT ALL, he can't get past that they look like tongues, lmao! He's weird, what do you want from an LA boy?!

                              2. herby Aug 26, 2013 06:20 AM

                                TOMATO JAM

                                Lots of tomatoes here and I would love to make some jam and to learn about many variations :)

                                1. juliejulez Aug 26, 2013 08:15 AM

                                  MARINATED CHICKEN WINGS I'm not sure how much I'll be able to do this coming month, but this one would be the most likely!

                                  1. L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2013 08:31 AM

                                    Just a reminder that nominations close tonight at 11pm Pacific time. Keep those nominations coming!

                                    1. L.Nightshade Aug 26, 2013 11:01 PM

                                      Nominations are now closed!

                                      Thanks everyone for your ideas. The voting thread will be up some time tomorrow.

                                      1. L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2013 12:28 PM

                                        The voting thread is now up here:

                                        1. L.Nightshade Sep 21, 2013 09:13 AM

                                          If your dish didn't make it in September, please come try again!
                                          The nomination thread for the October Dish of the Month is now up here:

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