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Week 15 Menu and Grocery List

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Recipe Index

15.1  Grilled Cheese with Apples and Bleu Cheese Salad

15.2 Chicken Quesadillas with Homemade Pico de Gallo

15.3  Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs with Scallion Rice

15.4 Pasta with Vodka Cream Sauce

*All recipes feed four.

Grocery List

Estimated Cost:  $60


  • 4 apples (my favorite is organic Gala)
  • 2 lbs. small tomatoes (you’ll need these to be very ripe when you use them)
  • 1 large jalapeno
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • a small piece of ginger
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1/4 cup red onion


  • ½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Eight 2 oz. chicken thighs


  • 8 small tortillas, white or wheat (get homemade, if possible!)
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • apricot preserves
  • 1 large can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 small can diced tomatoes
  • 16 oz. pasta (we used spaghetti, but any type would be great)
  • Brown rice


  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • cheese for grilled cheese (we used Colby jack because we had it on hand)
  • ½ cup shredded cheese (we used cheddar because we had it on hand)
  • 1/4 bleu cheese crumbles
  • 2 tbs. butter
  • ½ cup cream


  • 1 loaf multi-grain bread (get this from a bakery, if at all possible!)


  • 2 shots vodka (we use Tito’s vodka)

On-hand Items

As always, there are several items that you will need and are not on this week’s grocery list. Be sure you have the following on hand: salt, pepper, basalmic vinegar, cooking spray, soy sauce, grapeseed oil, cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, olive oil, dried basil, dried parsley, dried oregano, and red pepper flakes.