Week 19

Shopping List:

Pineapple juice

Orange juice

Ginger ale

Navel orange

Lime juice

4 chicken breasts

2 lbs ground beef

3 cans of baked beans

Can of tomato juice

Can of V8 juice

Envelope of chili seasoning

Your favorite leafy greens

3 grapefruits


Veggie of your choice to add to the greens to make a salad

[Also needed: 2 quarts of cranberry juice from last week, lemon juice, honey, soy sauce]


Lunch: Chili, bread, salad, 1/2 a grapefruit, and a glass of punch

Dinner: Chicken, rice, and greens


Picnic Fruit Punch

Combine 2 quarts of cranberry juice, 3 cups of pineapple juice, 3 cups of orange juice, and 1/4 cup of lemon juice in a large container. Slice naval orange and add to juice. Refrigerate. When you are ready to have a glass, pour 2 parts juice to 1 part ginger ale with some ice and an orange slice. You can play with the portions depending on how sweet/bubbly you like your punch.


Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken

Combine 1/2 cup of honey, 1/3 cup of soy sauce, and 1/4 cup of lime juice in a Ziplock or shallow glass container. Mix well. Add 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves and turn to coat. Seal or cover and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.

Drain and discard marinate. Grill chicken, uncovered, over medium heat for 6-7 minutes on each side.


Baked Bean Chili

Cook 2 lbs of ground beef over medium heat in a Dutch oven. Drain. Stir in 3 cans of baked beans, a can of tomato juice, a can of V8 juice, and an envelope of chili seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

Week 9

Shopping List:

Orange juice

Vanilla yogurt


Fresh or frozen blackberries


Worcestershire sauce

Boneless rump roast (4-5 lbs)

Bay leaves

1 lb ground beef

46 oz can of V8 juice

Envelope of onion soup mix

Pkg of beef ramen noodles

16 oz pkg of frozen mixed vegetables


Dates (I usually get a container of dried ones and add them to salads quite often)

[I always used coarsely ground pepper for everything. If you’ve been using finely ground, you’ll have to get the coarser stuff for the roast beef recipe]


Breakfast: Smoothie

Lunch: Soup, a couple dates, a banana, and a glass of orange juice

Dinner: Roast beef, potatoes, and celery


Beef Noodle Soup

Cook beef over medium heat in a large pot until no longer pink. Drain. Stir in V8 juice, onion soup mix, contents of ramen noodle SEASONING PACKET (hold off on the noodles for now), and frozen mixed vegetables.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 6 minutes. Return to a boil and stir in the noodles. Cook for 3 minutes.


Supreme Roast Beef

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Slice onion into rings and place in a greased shallow roasting pan. Rub 2 Tbsp of Worcestershire sauce and 4-5 tsp of coarsely ground pepper over the roast. Place over the onion and top with bay leaves.

Cover and bake for 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 hours. Discard bay leaves. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before carving. Thicken pan juices with flour to make gravy if you want.


Blackberry Banana Smoothie

Cut two bananas into quarters and freeze them. Combine 1/2 cup of orange juice, a big dollop of vanilla yogurt, 1/2 a banana (2 quarter-chunks), and some blackberries (like 3 or 4) in a blender. Cover and process until blended. Drink right away.