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Four people in a cottage for Christmas. How to do food?

Four people going away for Xmas to a beautiful but remote cottage. How do I approach planning, cooking and splitting food bills? I like cooking, lists and being ORGANISED!! but three of us like to cook, so I don't want to trample over everyone else and get exhausted cooking. I also don't want it to be a mess or end up with not enough. Has anyone else here dealt with a similar group holiday meal/food planning situation? [more inside]
posted by NoiselessPenguin on Nov 28, 2016 - 15 answers

What vegetarian dinner should I serve with buttermilk biscuits?

A friend from the UK who is enamored with my buttermilk biscuits is coming to visit, and I'm making her dinner. What should I serve with the biscuits? [more inside]
posted by mynameisluka on Oct 28, 2016 - 22 answers

Journeyman's Feast for Everyone!

I am borderline obsessed by the Journeyman's Feast in this D&D-inspired menu, which seems to be a slightly less fancy version of a charcuterie board , and would like some suggestions on other food items I can use to make up my own 1-person board. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 27, 2016 - 12 answers

I need foods that don't need refrigeration or cooking for one week.

For the next week, I'm staying in a house with people I would rather not see. I have a private sink, but no hot plate or garbage disposal. I need meal and snack ideas.
posted by Triumphant Muzak on Jul 28, 2016 - 27 answers

Help us make a master list of weeknight recipes!

What are your recipes for weeknight meals? What do you have for dinner that you make yourself in a relatively short amount of time and/or with relatively little effort? Help us figure out a variety of dinners to put on a meal-planning list! [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Mar 9, 2016 - 77 answers

Help us not starve!

Short version: The family's primary cook and caregiver is in the hospital for an unknown length of time. It'll be two weeks minimum, could be a lot longer. Then she'll have a long recovery period at home. Her husband and I both theoretically can cook, though he's not very good, and I have medical complications. Between us we have to feed each other and a couple teenagers. Meal planning's fallen to me, but most of the shopping and cooking is on him. We need to survive until his wife's out of the hospital. Help? [more inside]
posted by The Almighty Mommy Goddess on Feb 23, 2016 - 38 answers

Please help me feed my friends

I need a collection of ideas for easily prepared, light meals to serve when friends drop by. Think lunch or small plates to go with a glass of wine. Often friends will drop by within a couple hours notice. They like to eat and I like to be a good host. No firm dietary restrictions for most but these friends are interested in healthy eating, fewer carbs. One vegetarian in the mix. The entire meal does not have to be vegetarian. Thank you!
posted by goodsearch on Feb 19, 2016 - 25 answers

healthy quick meals for the brokity-broke

There are loads of similar questions already out there in the ether but I'm asking again because I have some dietary snowflakes and I'm the world's worst cook... [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Jan 24, 2016 - 31 answers

Upgrade my bean bowl and noodle soup! (No sugar and salt edition)

I've been trying a no sugar/complex carbohydrates diet by dumping vegetables and canned salmon together with beans in a bowl, or dumping vegetables and canned salmon together with shirataki noodles in a bowl and then pouring in hot water. This gets old, fast. What are some ways to simply upgrade the taste of my meals, without added sugar, simple carbohydrates, or too much added salt? [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Jan 5, 2016 - 21 answers

meals: budget friendly, healthy, easy to make (plus some restrictions)

I am looking for ideas on budget-friendly, healthy and easy to make meals for a single person. See inside for details. [more inside]
posted by bearette on Oct 25, 2015 - 17 answers

Delivered ingredients worth it?

I'm somewhat interested in the ingredient delivery systems like Plated or Blue Apron. I am not a busy mom, just a person who wants inspiration and is sick of throwing away leftover ingredients or looking at a nearly full jar of cream of tartar in my pantry. [more inside]
posted by hippychick on Jun 1, 2015 - 29 answers

full meals from trader joes and costco

I'm looking for product recommendations from Costco and Trader Joes, with some very specific parameters. [more inside]
posted by peep on Mar 26, 2015 - 31 answers

Making Breakfast in Bed

What is your favorite yummy thing to make for breakfast in bed? I have eggs, bread for toast, a good amount of spices, and most other options. I need recipes, but nothing involving raw food or rare ingredients.
posted by cashman on Sep 27, 2014 - 13 answers

Meal delivery service for grieving family

One of my co-workers has lost both parents within 3 months of each other. We are not super super close, and so far she hasn't accepted my offers of specific, practical things I can do to help (watching her kids, going to grocery store. etc.). I'd like to make her life a little easier anyway, so I was thinking about some kind of meal delivery service so she wouldn't need to cook for a little bit. [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Jul 15, 2014 - 24 answers

It's not what I eat, but rather how I eat it.

I've just returned from an awesome, super-fun vacation during which I didn't give as much thought to the food I ate. I noticed that while the specific foods I ate were less "healthy," my eating patterns were far healthier, almost as if being less concerned about how "healthy" something was granted me a freedom that translated into a better sense of wellbeing. This trip provided me a window into "how things could be" with respect to eating patterns. I would like to take what I can from that to improve my habits. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jul 9, 2014 - 7 answers

Planning meals for a week

What are some tips and techniques for weekly meal planning? [more inside]
posted by Aranquis on Jan 2, 2014 - 11 answers

Need easy weeknight family meal recipes

I know there have been many, many recipe questions on AskMe. I'm sorry to contribute yet another one. But I am in search of simple, quick meals that will actually be eaten by my small family. [more inside]
posted by barnoley on Dec 30, 2013 - 56 answers

Cross-cultural meal times & frequency

How standard is the 3-meals-a-day eating behaviour? What about times of day for eating, x-culturally? It would be interesting to hear any insights from folks outside of North America. Thank you!
posted by SpecialSpaghettiBowl on Nov 22, 2013 - 22 answers

Toddler hunger strike

I know that picky toddlers are so common they are a cliché, but I really need help with mine. He has nutritional deficiencies that have disrupted his sleep (and therefore his daytime mood) due to his unwillingness to eat anything but cheerios, crackers, and fruit. We've tried different strategies but nothing seems to work. Advice? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Nov 4, 2013 - 40 answers

Simple, tasty recipes for a nomad

For the next 8 months I'll be moving cities every 4 days or so and I'm doing a lot of couchsurfing. I like to prepare a meal for my hosts as a thank you and I'd like some suggestions for meal ideas. I can't travel with a fully stocked pantry, so meals that have few ingredients (preferably things readily available in South America, Europe, and Asia) are important. Advise me, culinary geniuses of mefi! [more inside]
posted by horizons on Oct 23, 2013 - 16 answers

Tasty no-fridge, no-cook shelf stable meals

In the past few months I have found two different brands of shelf-stable meals that I love: GoPicnic and St. Dalfour's Gourmet on the Go. The key things for me are: these meals don't require refrigeration, they don't require cooking, they taste good, they're usually less than 400 calories per container, and they are both healthier and cheaper than the fast food near my school's campus. Do you know of any other brands like this? I didn't even know these existed until earlier this year, and googling keeps getting me things that require cooking and/or are not tasty.
posted by ocherdraco on Oct 11, 2013 - 14 answers

Yogurt Par - Fait Accompli

Instead of buying individual yogurt cups in artificial dessert case flavors, I buy a large container of greek yogurt once a week and make parfaits in these containers for a grab&go breakfast. I need more ideas for delicious things to mix into plain yogurt. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Feb 19, 2013 - 67 answers

How to use up peanut butter?

I have a bunch of peanut butter that I need to use up, but I'm running out of ideas. I would particularly appreciate recipe ideas that I can use in meals, though all I can ever really think of is perhaps Thai-style chicken/noodles, or PB&J sandwiches, or fruit with peanut butter dip. I know there's also stuff like peanut butter cookies and other baking goodies, but I'm trying to avoid sugar-bombing my diet too badly. Please help me with ideas!
posted by macsigler on Jan 13, 2013 - 34 answers

Delicious "no-cook" dishes in under 30 min?

I recently came across this awesomeness of a Daal recipe. It blew me away, not only with its amazing flavor, but the fact that you actually don't have to cook. I mean you chop one onion, dump all the ingredients in and less than 30 minutes later, you have an amazing meal. Which immediately made me wonder, are there any other awesomely tasty recipes out there which I could add to my repertoire of fast and easy?
posted by kitchencrush on Dec 13, 2012 - 26 answers

Why does eating make me feel like crap?

I love food, but eating makes me feel terrible. What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by windykites on Dec 3, 2012 - 15 answers

Have you tried a meal-planning recipe subscription?

If you've used a meal-planning service: how was it? Do you recommend it? I read this article in the New York Times and am intrigued. The companies mentioned in the article are Saving Dinner, the Fresh 20, the Six O'Clock Scramble, and eMeals.
posted by The corpse in the library on Aug 24, 2012 - 13 answers

How do I eat without cooking?

I know how to cook from scratch. Help me not do that this summer. [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Jun 18, 2012 - 29 answers

Om nom nom... hey kid! Gimme back my taco!!

Long, busy summer running a day camp. Looking for quick, easy, yummy meal ideas.... help me not to starve! [more inside]
posted by hasna on Jun 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Safe, simple recipes for diabetics.

I need safe, simple recipes for a friend who has just discovered she is diabetic. [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Dec 20, 2011 - 16 answers

Chicken again?

Best "gateway" foods for uninspired palates? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Nov 21, 2011 - 28 answers

A Prince-loving vegan travels to Minneapolis with a CPAP machine. Then some joke of some kind occurs.

I'm about to head to the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis, and as a vegan traveling for the first time with a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea, I have a few questions - snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Jun 14, 2011 - 15 answers

How to plan healthy meals and snacks for nights where I take classes?

I am taking some classes and getting out of the house a few days a week. Yay for trying to fix my social life, but what am I going to do about dinner? Special diet and situational details inside. [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on May 10, 2011 - 11 answers

speed eating for dummies

How do you shop so that food doesn't go bad before you can eat it? [more inside]
posted by motsque on Mar 10, 2011 - 36 answers

Meal home delivery options in Pittsburgh

What places are available to deliver food and/or prepared meals to a family in the Pittsburgh area? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Jan 25, 2011 - 9 answers

time to eat the veggies!

What are your favorite all (or nearly all) vegetable recipes, that are tasty and fulfilling enough to be a main dish on their own? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Oct 6, 2010 - 39 answers

sine qua nom

I live in an area of great food-market diversity. Tell me about some awesome (vegetarian) food products of foreign provenance, and how I can use them! [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jul 18, 2010 - 23 answers

Actual meals, shipped to the other coast, for new parents?

I would like to send actual _meals_ to a friend who is about to have a baby. Problem: I'm East Coast, she's West Coast, and most of the "welcome new baby gift baskets" I've found online seem to be fairly lame? (Though I'm not a parent, so am I wrong?) Help please! [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Jul 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Pre-workout snacks?

I need pre-workout snack ideas. The problem? It must be liquid! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me wrap and present delicious but frozen food.

This Christmas, I'm giving everyone the gift of delicious and healthy home-cooked meals, but I'm blanking on how to wrap and/or present them at the Christmas Eve festivities. Everything will be pre-frozen, which probably rules out putting them by the tree with the other gifts, and the only other solution I can think of is leaving them in my car and letting everyone take theirs on the way home, which is lame. There must be a better way. [more inside]
posted by anderjen on Dec 2, 2009 - 15 answers

How do I get out of social food situations?

How can I avoid social meals gracefully when I have an eating disorder? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2009 - 26 answers

Help a health-conscious snacker bake!

Please suggest me some snacks, light or portable dishes that are both healthy and involve baking or cooking. [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Jun 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Satisfy my salty-sweet tooth!

What are your favorite salty/sweet food combinations? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on May 21, 2009 - 118 answers

What's for dinner?

PlanMyMealFilter: I've had a fairly miserable couple of days and feel like cooking something soothing/comforting/delicious tonight, but am tired of my usual fallback, mac-n-cheese. What are your recipes for your favorite comfort foods? Nothing tooooo complex (it's getting late, after all) but I wouldn't mind concentrating for a while on something that isn't super-depressing. Only dietary restriction is no soy or cumin.
posted by coppermoss on Mar 9, 2009 - 22 answers

How to Eat off of $25 a week

Eating on $25 a week, suggestions? [more inside]
posted by oviedo on Jan 13, 2009 - 37 answers

Go Small And Go Home

Help us cook a holiday feast for just the three of us. [more inside]
posted by scrump on Dec 23, 2008 - 13 answers

Tasty, nutritious and healthy frozen food wanted

Need recommendations as to tasty prepared frozen meals available in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Dec 19, 2008 - 36 answers

Food ready to order

Asking for a friend... What is the (famous?) company that sells pre-cooked meals? [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Nov 24, 2008 - 16 answers

What is a good no-effort online weekly meal planner?

I am looking for a meal planner online, or downloadable (preferably for Mac or iPhone) that will give me an aggregated shopping list and recipes for the week. [more inside]
posted by cprompt on Oct 12, 2008 - 4 answers

Cooking on the cheap

Cheap home-made food for a group of people? [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo on Jul 29, 2008 - 30 answers

Lists of super easy meals?

Any lists of super simple meals? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Jun 7, 2008 - 44 answers

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