Home Cooking Dish of the Month (December 2013) - Nominations
Nominations are now open for the December Home Cooking Dish of the Month.
We're still busy braising meats, but it's time to think about next month.
Winter is moving in, things are getting frosty around here. What dish would you like to cook in December. Something for the holidays? Something warm and cozy?
Nominations will be open until November 26th at 11pm Pacific time (2 am on November 27th Eastern time, and 6 am November 27th GMT). Please nominate your dish using ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. (If you discuss the dish elsewhere in the thread, please type it in lower case. This makes it easier to count the dishes in caps, without counting more than one nomination for each person.) Remember that a dish is loosely defined as an ingredient and a method of preparation.
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!
A REQUEST FOR A VOLUNTEER!
I am going to be taking the next three months away from DOTM. I've got a very busy schedule at work, and a big event to plan for, so I just need to clear my plate for a bit. We need someone to guide us through the dishes for January, February, and March. You all know what is involved: posting the nomination thread, counting the nominations, posting the voting thread, and posting the reporting thread. Any takers?
FYI, here is a list of all the dishes we've done thus far:
August 2012 , Quinoa Salad
September 2012, Meatballs
October 2012, Enchiladas
November 2012, Savory Pancakes
December 2012, Gratin
January 2013, Pot Pies
February 2013, Risotto
March 2013, Tikka Masala
April 2013, Spring Rolls
May 2013, Tacos
June 2013, Grilled Pizza
July 2013, Kebabs
August 2013, Composed Salads
September 2013, Steamed Clams and Mussels
October 2013, Chili
November 2013, Braised Meats
December is very different month from all other months. It is winter already and we are not ready for it yet; it is also a month of celebration regardless of whether or not we celebrate Christmas, the festivities draw us all in. I think I would be very happy baking COOKIES and already have five occasions to bake for + I want to give gifts from the kitchen this year and cookies will be a part of gift giving. Since one can't live on sweets alone I wondered what would I like to eat in December that is different from the party food and decided that I will be very happy with CURRIES, particular South Indian, Thai and Vietnamese ones - light, flavourful, warming and comforting.