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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2013) Voting

L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2013 12:24 PM

Voting is now open for the Dish of the Month for September. Again this month you've got four choices. Some of you nominated more than one of these dishes, and now you're going to have to decide! Here is the link to the nomination thread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/913955

You are voting between:

BAKED FRUIT PASTRIES

MARINATED CHICKEN WINGS

PASTA SALAD

STEAMED MUSSELS AND/OR CLAMS

As usual, record your vote by clicking on "recommend" in the post for your preferred dish. Remember that you're not just voting for your favorite dish, you're voting for a dish you want to cook in September.

**Remember, only one vote per participant**
But you can change your vote if you change your mind.

Voting will be open until August 31th at 11pm Pacific time (2 am on September 1st Eastern time, and 6 am September 1st GMT).

  1. L.Nightshade Sep 1, 2013 12:33 PM

    The September reporting thread is now up here:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/915333

    1. L.Nightshade Sep 1, 2013 12:32 PM

      Please un-sticky this voting thread, voting is closed.
      Thanks you.

      1. L.Nightshade Sep 1, 2013 12:20 AM

        Voting is closed for the September Home Cooking Dish of the Month.

        The winner this month is Steamed Mussels and/or Clams. It was a close one! So if your dish didn't win, please join us in cooking mussels and clams in September, and come back again to nominate your chosen dish!

        The reporting thread will go up tomorrow.

        1. DarthEater Aug 31, 2013 03:06 PM

          Marinated chicken wings. Kickoff football season month!

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            sandylc Aug 27, 2013 06:46 PM

            BAKED FRUIT PASTRIES

            1 Reply
            1. re: sandylc
              Musie Aug 28, 2013 04:12 AM

              You need to hit the recommend button on your chosen dish to count in your vote.

            2. L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2013 12:26 PM

              STEAMED MUSSELS AND/OR CLAMS
              Click "recommend" here to vote for this dish.

              11 Replies
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                chowfamily Aug 27, 2013 03:51 PM

                This is perfect for end of summer cooking!

                1. re: chowfamily
                  L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2013 04:58 PM

                  Very good point!

                2. re: L.Nightshade
                  L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2013 06:28 PM

                  I can't "recommend" my own post, so this is my vote for STEAMED MUSSELS AND/OR CLAMS.

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                    Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 06:34 PM

                    YAY!

                  2. re: L.Nightshade
                    MidwesternerTT Aug 28, 2013 04:58 AM

                    ick - and costly for landlocked Midwesterners

                    1. re: MidwesternerTT
                      herby Aug 28, 2013 06:31 AM

                      Did you try Costco? They typically have mussels and at times clams at a reasonable price. Rather large quantity but maybe not a problem for you?

                      1. re: herby
                        MidwesternerTT Aug 29, 2013 05:41 AM

                        Only cooking for two, so Costco quantities are often too huge. Of course, I could offer to host an "experimental mussels-cooking" party. Hmmm... still voted for pasta salads, but will follow the Sept thread with interest no matter what's the winner.

                      2. re: MidwesternerTT
                        juliejulez Aug 28, 2013 06:44 AM

                        Sorta my thought too. Not my fav thing to eat in general and pretty hard to find here in Colorado.

                        1. re: juliejulez
                          alliegator Aug 28, 2013 09:19 AM

                          I love steamed shellfishies, but my husband can't stand them. I'd make a dish or two if this one wins, but I've yet to try the mussels available here in Arizona. However, this would be a good excuse to find out how the mussels are!

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                          Dirtywextraolives Aug 28, 2013 09:59 AM

                          Nobody will be forcing you to participate if the winning dish is not to your liking......

                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives
                            MidwesternerTT Aug 29, 2013 05:43 AM

                            Ditto :) - may the best dish win!

                      3. L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2013 12:26 PM

                        PASTA SALAD
                        Click "recommend" here to vote for this dish.

                        9 Replies
                        1. re: L.Nightshade
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                          ChiliDude Aug 27, 2013 01:12 PM

                          I do not 2nd the motion because I am jaded. Having been married to my wife of Italian descent for 53+ years, I've seen enough pasta for 3 lifetimes.

                          1. re: ChiliDude
                            L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2013 01:17 PM

                            I don't think I'll ever see enough pasta! But in my heart I think it should always be eaten hot, never in a salad.

                            1. re: L.Nightshade
                              alliegator Aug 27, 2013 01:38 PM

                              I'll agree with that.

                              1. re: L.Nightshade
                                mariacarmen Aug 27, 2013 02:58 PM

                                really? not even an asian spicy sesame oil peanutty thing? mmmm...

                                1. re: mariacarmen
                                  L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2013 03:02 PM

                                  Oh yeah, that's good. But that's not pasta, that's *noodles*!

                                  1. re: L.Nightshade
                                    mariacarmen Aug 27, 2013 04:33 PM

                                    ha!

                                  2. re: mariacarmen
                                    alliegator Aug 27, 2013 03:03 PM

                                    Well, ya got me there! I generally use rice noodles for that sort of thing.
                                    If pasta salads won, I would definitely use it as a chance to branch out from the heavy and mayo based stuff I was served as a kid. I'm sure I'd learn a lot!

                                  3. re: L.Nightshade
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                                    ChiliDude Aug 28, 2013 07:15 AM

                                    If your genes are not Italian and you've been married to a spouse of that persuasion for 53+ years, you may have a different view of the situation.

                                    I'm a needler in that my wife and I after all this time still have a battle about what to call that red stuff that covers pasta most of the time. I call it 'sauce', and of course, she calls it 'gravy.'

                                    Vivi, ama, ridi e specialmente mangia bene (Live, love, laugh and especially eat well).

                                    1. re: ChiliDude
                                      Musie Aug 28, 2013 06:43 PM

                                      I'm with you, it's sauce.

                              2. L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2013 12:25 PM

                                MARINATED CHICKEN WINGS
                                Click "recommend" here to vote for this dish.

                                1. L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2013 12:25 PM

                                  BAKED FRUIT PASTRIES
                                  Click "recommend" here to vote for this dish.

                                  7 Replies
                                  1. re: L.Nightshade
                                    L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2013 03:06 PM

                                    I'm cozying up to the baked fruit pastries idea, but haven't decided yet. The seasonal nature appeals to me. We're nearing the end of the availability of berries and peaches and such. Wings, pasta, and mussels will all be around a while.

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                                      herby Aug 27, 2013 05:03 PM

                                      But if you cook them frozen are just as good :)

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                                        Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 05:39 PM

                                        Excellent point!

                                        I am leaning on the shellfish as the last thing I need to do is start baking again, I need to drop some pounds, and shellfish are pure protein!

                                        1. re: Dirtywextraolives
                                          herby Aug 27, 2013 06:11 PM

                                          Same here, dropping pounds is my goal come September. Clams and mussels are also very lean, you get satisfied with less because it takes awhile to eat.

                                          1. re: herby
                                            L.Nightshade Aug 27, 2013 06:27 PM

                                            OK you two. You've delivered my vote to the mussels and clams. Low cal, low carb, healthy, local here, and oh-so-delicious. I'm in.

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                                              Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 06:34 PM

                                              AWESOME!

                                              1. re: L.Nightshade
                                                herby Aug 28, 2013 06:28 AM

                                                Thank you! And they are gaining momentum, positioning to overtake fatty wings :)

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