Weekly Meal Plan November 5, 2023
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The Weekly Meal Plan for November 5 is celebrating the triumphant return of the McRib. Yes, that’s right. The McRib is back at everyone’s favorite fast-food restaurant. We created our own version which, honestly, is so much better!

Technically the McRib is using Leftover ingredients from our Low and Slow Pork Ribs recipe from last week’s meal plan. Our Epic Cook Up is one of our all-time favorites – a Classic Chicken and Leek Pie

There really is no better side dish for a beautiful pie than our Classic Mashed Potatoes which we’ve humbly stated are the best ever! They will also go well as a side to the Homemade McRib as a more than suitable alternative to French fries

You do need to eat healthily this week too of course, so we’ve got you covered. A vibrant and delicious Strawberry Romaine Salad with Green Apple hits the spot. Rounding out the week is a fun dish from Thailand. Our Tom Kha Gai, or Thai Coconut Soup with Shrimp

Happy Cooking!

Epic Cook UpChicken and Leek Pie
Classic DishThe Best Mashed Potatoes Ever
Healthy MealStrawberry Romaine Salad with Green Apple
Fun and Interesting MealTom Kha Gai – Thai Coconut Soup
Lunching on LeftoversHomemade McRib Sandwich

Epic Cook Up – Chicken and Leek Pie

Chicken and Leek Pie Meal Plan

Nothing says comfort food quite like a good Chicken and Leek Pie. This is a super fun recipe as it creates its own delicious Chicken Stock as you cook it! The Pie is encased in a delicious, crispy Puff Pastry and finished with those sweet Caramelized Onions

Classic Dish – The Best Mashed Potatoes Ever

The Best Mashed Potatoes Ever Meal Plan

There is truly no better pairing for a Chicken and Leek Pie than some beautiful, buttery Mashed Potatoes. They soak up all that delicious pie filling perfectly. We stand by these Mashed Potatoes as being the best ever. So give them a try and let us know what you think!

Healthy Meal – Strawberry and Romaine Salad with Green Apple

Strawberry and Romaine Salad with Green Apple Meal Plan

This salad is so vibrant and refreshing. What’s more, it’s super simple to whip up. The perfect healthy meal for a mid-week dinner to help balance out the heaviness from the weekends Epic Cook Up. Green Apple really adds a lovely depth to this dish

Fun and Interesting Meal – Tom Kha Gai – Thai Coconut Soup

Tom Kha Gai Coconut Soup Meal Plan

We would love for you to give this dish a try. It’s a dish we discovered at one of our favorite restaurants in Los Angeles – Night Market. A spicy, sweet Coconut Soup with vegetables and Shrimp. It’s really quite easy to make and tastes amazing

Lunching on Leftovers – Homemade McRib Sandwich

Homemade McRib Sandwich Meal Plan

You know what time it is. It’s McRib time! The classic McRib Sandwich is back, and we’ve made our own version using beautiful slow cooked Pork Spareribs. Finished off with a sweet and spicy Kansas Style BBQ Sauce, the Homemade McRib rules!

Weekly Meal Plan November 5 2023

Full list of Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. Skin on, Bone in Chicken Legs & Thighs
  • ½ lb. Chicken Breast
  • ½ lb. Peeled Shrimp
  • 1 full rack of Pork Spareribs (4 to 4 ½ lbs.)
  • 2 cups Kansas Style BBQ Sauce (see our recipe here)
  • 2 liters / 8 cups of Shrimp Stock (see our recipe here)
  • 2 large Carrots
  • 10 oz. Cremini or Button Mushrooms
  • 2 large Leeks
  • 2 White or Yellow Onions
  • 8 Red Onions
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 Limes
  • 5 Potatoes
  • 2 sticks of Celery
  • 1 Green Apple
  • 3 cups Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 cups Strawberries (approx. 10 oz.)
  • 8 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 cup of White Wine
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
  • 4 rashers of Bacon
  • 5 Sticks of Butter (2 ½ cups)
  • 1 handful of Parsley
  • ½ cup Cilantro
  • 4 Red Chilis
  • ½ cup Shiitake Mushrooms
  • ½ cup Enoki Mushrooms
  • 1 Lemongrass Stick
  • 2 sprigs of Thyme
  • 2 sprigs of Rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 4 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 3 tbsp. Red Curry Paste
  • 4 tbsp. Fish Sauce
  • 2 large sheets of Puff Pastry
  • 4 long Buns
  • 400ml (14 fl oz.) Coconut Milk
  • 1 Egg, whisked
  • 4 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

We hope you enjoyed this weeks meal plan as much as we enjoyed making and eating it! Please feel free to comment or share your meal creations on our social media. Happy Cooking!

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