Feb 15: Faux French lunch; Lemon chicken orzo soup


To remind ourselves of our brief visit to a little French village last September, and because we can get a decent baguette from Jons, today was a picnic style lunch. Rounds of baguette with either liverwurst or cheese and tomato as the topping.

  • Baguette $2.69 and we had about 2/3 for lunch or 90c per serve
  • The liverwurst was $3.17 and again we had about 2/3 for lunch between us or $1.05 per serve
  • We pretty much used the entire 74c tomato or 37c per serve
  • The Irish cheddar was $3.99 and we used about half at lunch or $1 a serve.

Lunch today cost  $3.32 per serve.


Tonight we had a repeat of the Lemon Chicken Orzo soup made with two chicken breasts from this week’s chicken and chopped vermicelli instead of orzo.

  • Although the chicken came from Jons not Sprouts, it was still $6.99 or $1.75 per quarter. We used two quarters so $1.75 per serve
  • Carrots cost 25c or 8c per serve
  • Celery, thyme, oil and garlic adds 20c per serve
  • Chicken broth cost 40c per serve
  • The vermicelli works out at about 30c per serve
  • Add in 15 c for the other seasonings, etc.
  • Served with a little of the baguette 30c per serve

Dinner tonight was $3.18 per serve and we have two additional serves cooked and ready.

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