Oct 14: Avocado & Lemon Pepper Tuna, Egg Salad & Sprouts; Pad Thai Noodles with Peanut and Eggplant Sauce

Lunch

Back to regular sandwiches. Today an Avocado and Lemon Pepper Tuna sandwich and an Egg Salad and Sprout Sandwich.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • The Avocado is 30c per serve
  • Lemon Pepper Tuna is $1.00 per serve
  • The egg salad is $3.69 for 10 oz and we used 2 oz per serve, or 46c per serve
  • Add 35c for Garlic Spread and sprouts.

A pair of decent sandwiches for $2.77 per serve,

Dinner

Last week’s meatless meal left us with Peanut Satay Sauce and some custardy grilled Eggplant, which we’d stirred together. Add some Brown Rice Pad Thai Noodles and some Spring Onion, and you have a meal!

  • Pad Thai Noodles add 45c per serve
  • The Peanut Satay Sauce and Eggplant have already been accounted for.

This was surprisingly good for 45c per serve!

Oct 13: Turkey Breast, Avocado & Swiss, Sweet & Spicy Tuna & Swiss; Smoked Pork Chops with Sweet Potato, Bell Pepper and Onion Sheet Bake

Lunch

For the first time in ages we had toasted sandwiches. On one we had Smoked Turkey Breast with Avocado, Sun Dried Tomato and Swiss; on the other Spicy Tuna, Capers and Swiss.

  • The Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • The tuna pouch was $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
  • Swiss slices are 12 for $3.99 or 34c per serve
  • Avocado is 50c per serve
  • Add 30c for butter, capers and garlic spread.

It’s not quite toasted sandwich season, but it was a nice change for $2.80 per serve.

Dinner

We had been trying to smoke and eat some thin cut Pork Chops from our Keller Crafted meat box since Thursday, but circumstances kept intervening. Tonight we smoked then pan fried the Pork Chops and served with a variation on Nigella Lawson’s Double Potato Halloumi Bake, but with only Sweet Potato.

  • The Sweet Potato Halloumi Bake is $1.34 per serve
  • The pork chops are $10.30 or $5.15 per serve.

The Pork Chops took on a great smokey flavor and were then perfectly cooked in the pan and paired with the Sheet Pan Bake for $6.49 per serve.

Oct 12: Roast Potatoes with Peppers Frittata; New York Strip Steak with Tomato, Peas and Avocado Salad

Lunch

For lunch we cooked up half a pack of Trader Joe’s Roasted Potatoes with Peppers and Onions, and topped with beaten eggs and cooked as a Frittata.

  • The Roasted Potatoes with Peppers and Onions is $2.99 for the pack, but we used half, or 75c per serve
  • Pastured Eggs are 51c each or $1.02 per serve.

We ate two quarters each, it was that good, for $1.77 per serve.

Dinner

Our “Thursday night Steak night” was postponed so tonight we caught up with a NY Strip Steak paired with an Avocado and Tomato Salad to which we also added a few Sugar Snap Peas. The steak was served on a bed of Béarnaise Sauce.

  • The NY Strip Steak was $20.18 or $10.09 per serve
  • Béarnaise sauce was $3.29 and we used ¼ or 42c per serve
  • A bag of five Avocados was $5.99 and we shared one, or 60c per serve
  • The Grape tomatoes cost $2.49 or 63c per serve
  • Add 30c per serve for sugar snap peas
  • Add 40c for Olive Oil and Balsamic Glaze.

The steak was cooked perfectly and the salad made a good accompaniment for $12.44 per serve.

Oct 11: Scrambled Eggs; Crunchy Slaw with Chicken, Crispy Noodles and Peanut Dressing

Lunch

Around 2:30 am the Foodies were told to “get out” under a mandatory fire evacuation order. We delayed until 5:30am but decided it was time to go. Ultimately we ended up with nearby friends, who cooked scrambled eggs for breakfast, which also turned out to be lunch.

We were evacuated from that location at 2pm, at which time we got more dry ice for the refrigerator and decided to stay home.

Dinner

With no power, and no idea when it would come back on, the Foodies picked up another salad from Trader Joes: Crunchy Slaw with Chicken, Crispy Noodles and Peanut Dressing, which also turned out to be pretty good for $4.49 per serve.

Power, surprisingly, came back on just after 6pm.

Oct 10: Chicken Curry Sandwiches; Lemon Chicken and Arugula Salad

Lunch

While power was restored around 6pm last night, it was gone again by 9am today due to a Public Safety Shutdown caused by high winds. At that time reinstatement is uncertain.

We decided to clean as much from the refrigerator and made Chicken Curry Sandwiches.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • The Curry Chicken Salad is $4.49 and we each had half, or $2.25 per serve.

A decent sandwich for $2.91 per serve.

Dinner

Still without power, we went to Trader Joes and picked up two Lemon Chicken and Arugula Salads for $4.49 each. This was surprisingly good for a prepared salad, mostly due to an excellent Pimento dressing.

Oct 9: The Country Deli; Lamb Kebab with Grilled Vegetables

Lunch

The Foodies were without power from 11am due to an equipment failure, so we decided to visit The Country Deli, where we had our usual Marinated Skirt Steak and Patrami on Rye for $22.68 per serve.

Dinner

Still without power at Dinner we chose Skewers Halal and had their excellent Lamb Kebab (skewer) and Grilled Vegetable with Afghani Rice for $16.72 per serve.

Oct 8: Pork & Apple; Smoked Trout “Cobb” Salad

Lunch

With some left over Pork Sirloin and a fresh Apple we made two Pork and Apple Sandwiches.

  • The pork sirloin was about $10.00 and the final ⅓ works out at $1.67 per serve
  • The Apple was 79c or 40c per serve
  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve.

Not a bad sandwich for $2.73 per serve, but we think an Apple and Cheddar sandwich would have been better.

Dinner

Tonight Foodie Greg decided we’d have Smoked Trout and Burrata “Cobb” Salad.

  • The smoked trout is $3.49 per can and we used one can per serve
  • The Burrata was $4.99 or $2.50 per serve
  • Pastured Eggs are 51c per serve
  • Organic Spinach was $1.99 and we used about ¼ or 25c per serve
  • A bag of five Avocados was $5.99 and we shared one, or 60c per serve
  • The Grape tomatoes cost $2.49 or 63c per serve
  • Add 40c for Olive Oil and Balsamic Glaze.

This is an excellent salad with a good balance of smoke, acid and salt for $7.87 per serve.

Oct 7: Chicken Thigh with Cream-less Creamed Corn in a Panini Roll; Grilled Eggplant, Satay Peanut Sauce and a Vietnamese Inspired Salad

Lunch

For lunch we removed the meat from the leg and thigh of the BBQ chicken and packed it, with the remaining corn mix, in a hot Panini Roll.

  • The Panini Roll is 63c
  • The Chicken is $1.75 per serve
  • The Cream-less Creamed Corn has been accounted for.

This turned out really well for $2.38 per serve.

Dinner

For our Meatless Monday we grilled Eggplant and served it with a Peanut Satay Sauce and a Vietnamese Inspired Salad with Bean Sprout Noodles instead of Bean Sprouts.

  • The Eggplant was $2.98 or $1.49 per serve
  • The Bean Sprout Noodles add 45c per serve
  • The Carrot was $1.69, but we used only 1/20th or about 5c per serve
  • The Cucumber was 28c or 14c per serve
  • Limes (for juice and zest) were 33c or 16c per serve
  • The peanut butter was $1.99 and we used about 1/2,  or 50c a serve
  • Add 50c for Marinade ingredients.

We prefer the Eggplant over a meat protein when having Peanut Satay sauce, so this is a favorite meal for $3.29 per serve.

Oct 6: Heuvos Rancheros; Sous-vide Pork Sirloin with Apple and Endive Salad

Lunch

For lunch we picked up Heuvos Rancheros from from Viva La Fiesta for $9.31 per serve with tax and tip.

Dinner

Our meat box included a Pork Sirloin, which we Sous-vide for about four hours before frying it off. We served it with an Apple and Endive Salad

  • The pork sirloin was about $10.00 and we served about 2/3 putting aside the rest for a sandwich or roll later, or $3.33 per serve
  • The Apple was 79c or 40c per serve
  • The Endive was $2.69 or $1.35 per serve
  • Add 60c for seasoning and the rub.

The Pork turned out well and the salad was a perfect balance. A great meal for $5.68 per serve.

Oct 5: Egg Salad, Smoked Trout Sandwiches; Wild Caught Salmon, Garlicy Kale and Cream-less Creamed Corn

Lunch

Back to sandwiches we shared an Egg Salad Sandwich, and a Smoked Trout with Tzatziki Labné. They were both pretty good.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • We shared a $3.49 can of Smoked Trout, or $1.75 per serve
  • The egg salad is $3.69 for 10 oz and we used 2 oz per serve, or 46c per serve
  • Add 35c for Labné and capers.

Decent sandwiches for $3.22 per serve.

Dinner

We seared the Wild Caught Salmon so the skin was crispy. The corn cobs were boiled and the liquid mixed with the lightly cooked corn and blended. We picked some kale and sautéed it with garlic to wilt it.

  • The salmon fillets were $8.13 for two or $4.07 per serve
  • The Kale was from a plant we have
  • The Corn was $1.58 or  79c per serve
  • Add 50c per serve for Butter, shallot and Seasonings.

The Cream-less Creamed Corn was excellent. The Salmon perfectly cooked and the Kale tasty. A very good meal for $5.36 per serve.