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

L.Nightshade Nov 20, 2013 12:26 PM

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!

And…
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?

  1. L.Nightshade Nov 27, 2013 10:18 AM

    The voting thread is now up here:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/925944

    1. L.Nightshade Nov 27, 2013 09:50 AM

      Sorry everyone! I didn't have internet when the nominations closed! But they are indeed closed. I will count the nominations and post the voting thread as soon as I am able. Thank you for your patience!

      1. s
        sandylc Nov 22, 2013 02:42 PM

        BRUNCH DISHES
        COOKIES
        QUICHES

        1. d
          Dirtywextraolives Nov 21, 2013 04:50 PM

          CURRIES
          CHOWDERS
          PICKLES
          BRUNCH DISHES
          ROAST MEATS & FOWL
          BAKED PASTAS

          1. L.Nightshade Nov 21, 2013 10:58 AM

            I'm in a food-gift-giving mood, so I'll nominate:
            COOKIES
            PRESERVES
            PICKLES AND CHUTNEYS

            1. b
              Berheenia Nov 21, 2013 04:54 AM

              STOCKS
              QUICHES
              SAVORY COOKIES

              1. jpr54_1 Nov 21, 2013 04:35 AM

                PRESERVES
                PICKLES
                CHUTNEYS

                1. L.Nightshade Nov 20, 2013 10:59 PM

                  I'd love to do a gift-oriented month. So I'm interested in:
                  COOKIES
                  PRESERVES
                  PICKLES/CHUTNEYS
                  There might me some other gift items like candies, breads, coffee cakes, etc. I'm open to more suggestions!

                  1. juliejulez Nov 20, 2013 07:10 PM

                    COOKIES - because I KNOW I'll be participating if we do that!

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                    1. re: juliejulez
                      s
                      stockholm28 Nov 20, 2013 08:51 PM

                      COOKIES

                      1. re: stockholm28
                        k
                        Kontxesi Nov 21, 2013 04:36 AM

                        Yay COOKIES!

                    2. DonShirer Nov 20, 2013 07:05 PM

                      Everyone's favorite holiday side:

                      STUFFING

                      1. foodcompletesme Nov 20, 2013 06:18 PM

                        CHOWDER for the chow hounds.

                        1. b
                          blackpointyboots Nov 20, 2013 06:18 PM

                          SUKIYAKI

                          I finally made this last winter, everyone loved it. Other versions of Asian hot pots would also be great.

                          1 Reply
                          1. re: blackpointyboots
                            k
                            Kontxesi Nov 21, 2013 04:37 AM

                            That would be fun!

                            SUKIYAKI/HOTPOTS

                          2. herby Nov 20, 2013 05:44 PM

                            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.

                            1 Reply
                            1. re: herby
                              foodcompletesme Nov 20, 2013 06:19 PM

                              love, love, love curries too!

                            2. herby Nov 20, 2013 05:29 PM

                              OK, I'll volunteer but very unsure of my ability to do it well; you'll have to give me a good tutorial, LN! Just for three months, right? :)

                              1 Reply
                              1. re: herby
                                L.Nightshade Nov 20, 2013 05:49 PM

                                Thank you herby! Yes, I can come back to it in April. I will send you an email soon.

                              2. L.Nightshade Nov 20, 2013 12:29 PM

                                FYI, here is a list of all the dishes we've done thus far:

                                August 2012
, Quinoa Salad
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/861003

                                September 2012,
 Meatballs
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/866162

                                October 2012, 
Enchiladas
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/871603

                                November 2012, 
Savory Pancakes
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875818

                                December 2012, 
Gratin
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/880021

                                January 2013, 
Pot Pies
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/884313

                                February 2013, 
Risotto
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/888780

                                March 2013, 
Tikka Masala
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/892343

                                April 2013, 
Spring Rolls
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/896536

                                May 2013, 
Tacos
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/900407

                                June 2013, 
Grilled Pizza
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/903995

                                July 2013, 
Kebabs
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/907601

                                August 2013, Composed Salads
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/922559

                                September 2013, Steamed Clams and Mussels
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/915333

                                October 2013, Chili
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/918836

                                November 2013, Braised Meats
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/922559

                                2 Replies
                                1. re: L.Nightshade
                                  foodcompletesme Nov 20, 2013 06:36 PM

                                  Thank you for this recap. I'm sorry I missed Tikka Masala in March but now will check out the posts....I only found CH about a month ago - and love it of course!

                                  1. re: foodcompletesme
                                    L.Nightshade Nov 20, 2013 11:01 PM

                                    And please, if your'e going to make a Tikka Masals, do add to the thread!

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