Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/3/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/3/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 3, 2014 | Favorites Week Monday: Panko-Crusted Fish Sandwiches with Kale Chips Tuesday: Cream-Free Chowder with Rotisserie Chicken, Corn, and Potatoes Wednesday: Rotisserie Chicken Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce Thursday: Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Frittata + Mixed Green Salad with Lemon-Yogurt Dressing We do more than create meal plans. … [Read more...]

Asian Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Asian Rotisserie Chicken Salad #recipe

As a meal plan service that caters to so many taste preferences around the world, we don’t expect every single meal to become a hit with everybody. Sure, there are those meals that are instant favorites with mostly everyone. (Think: Chicken with Honey Lemon Butter and Portobello Pesto Pizzas.) These recipes found their way onto our ‘Favorites Week’ meal plans. Then there are those meals that we … [Read more...]

Rotisserie Chicken Chopped Salad

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Rotisserie Chicken Chopped Salad #recipe

We asked, and you answered! On Facebook, we asked #WouldYouRather have Cream-Free Chowder or Chicken Salad with Adobo Honey Vinaigrette. We were sure that the chowder was going to win, but as Cook Smarts member Meg said, “They were both delicious but I have to choose the salad because of the vinaigrette. That dressing has become a staple in our house.” This week’s weeknight recipe is … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe by Cook Smarts

Starting off the week with a productive Sunday night in the kitchen is honestly one of the best feelings. If you kick off your week with a slow cooker and a rotisserie chicken, I guarantee you your week will go amazingly well, at least in the cooking department. One of my favorite slow-cooker and rotisserie chicken combinations is a chicken tortilla soup. Because sometimes soups just don’t feel … [Read more...]

Quick Weeknight Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pies

Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Recipe by Cook Smarts

I used to make pot pies all the time and a few years ago I stopped. I have no idea why. Maybe it was early onset dementia? Oh wait, that wasn't it. It was definitely those crazy demanding corporate work hours. Pot pie just didn't seem like a weeknight dish. When you look at the prep and cook time of many pot pie recipes, it seems that you'd have to be June Cleaver to serve it up on a weeknight. … [Read more...]

Chicken and Rice Burrito | School Lunches Meal Plan

How to make a chicken and rice burrito | School Lunches Meal Plan | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

Back in late June, I was invited to speak at Blossom Birth a non-profit resource center for soon-to-be and current parents located in Palo Alto. I expected to talk mostly about making baby food but found myself fielding questions about school lunches instead. Most parents in attendance had school-age children and were faced with the challenge of coming up with creative ideas for school lunches to … [Read more...]

The Black Bean + Corn + Farro Chili

Black Bean, Corn, Farro Chili | 3 Ingredients / 3 Ways | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

Part of our "3 Ingredients / 3 Ways" Series, featuring: BLACK BEANS + CORN + FARRO Since most of my clients are moms, I get a lot of requests for simple, healthy, and kid-friendly meals. One ingredient that just about every mom and kid can agree on is the rotisserie chicken. It's tasty and pre-made, and its uses are endless. However, since most moms have better things to think about than new uses … [Read more...]

Recipe for Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Rotisserie Chicken Salad | Repurposed Meals | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

I know that the store-bought rotisserie chicken is a constant in the grocery cart of many families. It's why every store carries them. A few Fridays ago, I found myself in my local Whole Foods when they announced their Friday special - $5 rotisserie chickens! No joke! You can't even get a pint of strawberries for $5 at Whole Foods, so I went to prepared foods section and grabbed 2. I completely … [Read more...]