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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014) Nominations

It's that time, once again, to brainstorm about a dish to cook next month. What would you like to cook in September?

For the month of August we're over here cooking hamburgers:

You can read the entire history of the DOTMs here:

Summer is coming to a close, schools are starting up, what else is happening in September? What will be happening in your kitchen?

Nominations will be open until August 26th at 10pm Pacific time (1 am on August 27th Eastern time, and 5 am August 27 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 extra nominations for one person.) Remember that a dish is loosely defined as an ingredient and a method of preparation.

You may nominate more than one dish. And if someone else nominates a dish that you wish to support, just reply to that post, and type the name of the dish in all caps. 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!

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  1. I feel like traveling this time around….
    WAT - Ethiopian stews
    MOLE - Mexican mole sauces and the dishes based upon them
    BANH MI - Vietnamese sandwiches

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    1. re: L.Nightshade

      BANH MI - Vietnamese sandwiches sounds like fun.

    2. STIR-FRY. I would love to see what others do. I'm looking for some other variations and would love to know what you put in yours and if you use a sauce, what's in it.

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      1. re: boyzoma

        I like the idea of STIR FRY as well. Kids getting back to school and all, nice to have an arsenal of speedy weekday dinners.

      2. BAHN MI





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        1. re: jpr54_1

          Would STUFFED VEGETABLES work for several of these?

            1. re: Berheenia

              STUFFED VEGETABLES sounds good for me

              tomatoes stuffed with tuna
              butternut squash stuffed with chopped meat,etc (Sephardic/Israeli)
              grape leaves
              chile peppers

              lots of different International cuisines have recipes that stuff vegetables

              Hungarian, Polish, Turkish, North African, Greek,Mexican etc

              1. re: Berheenia

                STUFFED VEGETABLES - love that for September when so many stuffable vegetables are available at the farmers markets. Incidentally, making stuffed eggplants from Arabesque tomorrow :)

                1. re: herby

                  Those stuffed eggplants were mighty delicious :)

            2. BANH MI

              STEAK AU POIVRE


              PASTA PUTTANESCA

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              1. re: Sandwich_Sister

                CHICKEN MAKHANI AKA BUTTER CHICKEN sounds good too!

                1. re: bustlingswan

                  I was inspired by L.Nightshade who chose some ideas around the world.

              2. BANH MI
                And since we're traveling the world, FRIED RICE

                1. For all you Chicken Makhani fans, today's NYTimes has a recipe you might wish to read:


                  1. Very quiet. I used to see this thread at the top of the HOME COOKING page and remember to check in and maybe nominate and then to always to vote. And after we picked the DOTM to post. Guess those days are over. Bummer.

                    1. I just noticed the stickies are hidden under I i Icon next to the Home Cooking title. Will make it easier to find this thread.

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                      1. re: King of Northern Blvd

                        However, as Berheenia just said above your post, without seeing the actual stickies pinned to the top of a message board, it's an "out of sight, out of mind" situation.

                        The "I" icon just is NOT intuitive, nor apropos for these recurring threads.

                        1. re: LindaWhit

                          Agree. And if it's not easy for the DOTM regulars to find, it's almost impossible to imagine recruiting new people! It is helpful to bump the thread once in a while, so thanks for posting!

                          1. re: LindaWhit

                            i means information, not content. We are seeing a decline over in the COTM threads as well. Always the optimistic, I figure that it will all work out eventually!

                            Bumping seems like a good idea while that happens just to jostle people's attention.

                        2. Just a reminder that the Dish of the Month nominations for September will close tonight at 10pm Pacific time. Please type your nomination in all capital letters; hearts don't count in the nomination round!

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                          1. re: L.Nightshade

                            Well, so far it looks like Banh Mi. Not something I would make so I'll skip this month. :)

                            1. re: boyzoma

                              You can never tell until the voting round. If everyone who nominated something other than banh mi voted against it, well, who knows?
                              Curious, though, why you wouldn't make it.

                              1. re: L.Nightshade

                                It's just something DH and I are not interested in. Oh well. That's how it rolls sometimes. :) It's ok, as there are some things we just don't care for. If Liver was the DOTM, you wouldn't see me near it. :-) :-0

                                1. re: boyzoma

                                  I think that goes with the idea though. I hated liver and never tried it again but if it was DOTM I might try it if it worked into my schedule.

                                  Also Banh mi hasn't won yet. but even if it did, there are so many choices with that, you don't have to do a pate. And you could also do a liver pate banh mi.

                                  I think that is the challenge to adapt what is chosen to fit your likes and share it.

                          2. STUFFED VEGETABLES sound right for September dinners.

                            1. APPLES - to prepare for autumn. What other food is so versatile and tasty in both sweet and savory dishes?

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                              1. re: sandylc

                                But sandylc this is dish of the month, can you narrow it down to a *dish* with apples? Like apple pie, or pork and apples, apple slaw etc.?

                                1. re: blue room

                                  No, I really can't ;-)

                                  I was hoping just apple would slide past - as in any apple dish..

                                  1. re: sandylc

                                    blue room is correct, it really has to be a dish, not an ingredient. You can't really discuss and compare apple butter, apple pies, apple salsa, apple muffins, etc. etc. Apple ideas and recipes would be a fine idea for another thread on Home Cooking though!

                                    1. re: L.Nightshade

                                      Party poopers.

                                      APPLE PIE

                                      Probably too late for the deadline anyway.

                                      1. re: sandylc

                                        Thank you. Apple pie is a wonderful idea, if you're too late this month, please try again next month.

                                        1. re: L.Nightshade

                                          I actually think Apple Pie would be perfect for an October HCDotM.

                              2. Nominations are now CLOSED! Thanks to everyone for all of your ideas and participation. The voting thread will go up tomorrow!