Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/30/20

Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/30/20

With cooler winter weather on the horizon, hearty winter meals with warm spices are the way to go! On the menu this week are Miso Butter Fish en Papillote, Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, Sirloin Tips and Mashed Potatoes, and Indian Chickpea Curry.

  • By Chelsea Paxton
  • November 27, 2020

MONDAY

Miso Butter Fish en Papillote with Ginger Scallion Rice

Start the week with a meal so delicious, you’ll think it’s restaurant take-out! White fish such as cod, halibut, or tilapia is wrapped in parchment paper and baked with bok choy, mushrooms, and one of our favorite flavor boosters – miso butter. Serve over fluffy ginger scallion rice for a unique weeknight meal.

Meal Planning Smarts:

  • Baking in parchment or foil ensures the fish is cooked perfectly each and every time. You can wrap individual fish and veggie servings or bake in one packet and serve family style.
  • If you plan to make Thursday’s meal, double the rice to “cook once and eat twice” and save time this week.

Diet Variation:

  • Use tamari in place of soy sauce for a gourmet gluten-free dinner. 
  • Serve cauliflower rice for a delicious paleo alternative. 
  • Vegetarians will love our recipe for Tofu Miso Stir-Fry served over ginger scallion rice.

TUESDAY

Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Cauliflower & Squash

Delicious pork tenderloin is seared and then baked in the oven to lock in the hearty flavors of our spice rub that includes garlic powder, cumin, paprika, thyme, salt, and a bit of sugar. Serve with roasted cauliflower and butternut squash tossed with toasted pecans, dried cranberries, and feta cheese for a seasonal meal the whole family will love.

Meal Planning Smarts:

  • The butternut squash and cauliflower can be chopped up to 5 days ahead of time, so get a head start on the week by prepping these veggies.
  • Fresh grated ginger adds a warm and zesty bite to this meal. We also use it in several other meals this week so none goes to waste. Our recipes include videos for how to prep veggies, so don’t worry if you’ve never grated fresh ginger before. We’ll show you!

Diet Variation:

  • This already gluten-free meal can be made paleo compliant by simply skipping the feta cheese.
  • Vegetarians will love all the seasonal flavors in our recipe for Warm Farro and Roasted Vegetable Grain Bowls topped with a fried egg.

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WEDNESDAY

Sauteed Sirloin Tips and Mashed Potatoes

This meal is a classic for a reason – it’s super tasty and easy to make at home! A homemade marinade with fresh herbs gives the sirloin tips great flavor and savory notes. It also helps the steak caramelize when cooked, which means more flavor! Serve with sauteed peppers, onions, and decadent homemade mashed potatoes for a dreamy homemade meal.

Meal Planning Smarts:

  • The secret to maximum flavor is in the marinade, so be sure to give the steak enough time to marinate before cooking. We recommend at least 20 minutes, but it can be done up to 2 days.
  • Mashed potatoes with yogurt is flavorful and a bit lighter than using sour cream. Give it a try! Leftover yogurt can be used to top Thursday’s Indian Chickpea Curry.

Diet Variation:

  • For a gluten-free alternative, simply use tamari in place of soy sauce in the marinade.
  • Make a few tweaks to the marinade and serve with mashed sweet potatoes for a delicious paleo meal.
  • Skip the steak and keep all the flavors in our vegetarian recipe for Sauteed Lentils with Bell Peppers and Onions served over mashed potatoes.

THURSDAY

Indian Chickpea Curry with Ginger Rice

Faster than take-out, and far more delicious, this vegetarian curry is packed with spices, vegetables, and chickpeas and simmered in a rich tomato sauce until tender. Serve with fluffy ginger rice for a budget-friendly way to enjoy a hearty meal at home.

Meal Planning Smarts:

  • Using coleslaw mix is a big time-saver during the week. A whole cabbage – chopped – will work well, too.
  • Curry dishes develop flavor over time. Go ahead and make the entire meal in advance and re-warm when ready to serve. 

Diet Variation:

  • This curry is naturally gluten-free and vegetarian.
  • To make this meal paleo friendly, use sweet potatoes, turkey, and cauliflower rice.

All meals come with gluten-free, paleo, and vegetarian options, as well as a grocery list and optional weekend prep steps. Join our weekly meal plan service to get the grocery list, dinner steps, and more cooking tips for these 4 simple dinners.

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