Apr 14: Chicken wraps; Rissoles with a beet, blue cheese and arugula salad


Since we still had chicken it was an obvious choice.

  • Split four ways, the $9.99 chicken is $2.50 or $1.25 per serve
  • One quarter of the $2.74 salad is 69c
  • The flatbread is 50c
  • Hummus is $3.99 per container and we used about 1/6 or 33c per serve

Lunch today cost $2.77 a serve.


We had expected an Australian guest, so we though that quintessentially Australian dish – the rissole – would be a great choice. Unfortunately our guest was unable to come, but since we’d already made them, we stayed with the program.

For some variety we made a salad of cooked beets, blue cheese, almonds and arugula. It has only the most tenuous of Australian food connection: pickled beets are common on a hamburger down under!

The ground beef came direct from the farm in our Prather Ranch meat delivery.

  • Dry aged 85/15 ground beef $8.57 or $2.85 per serve
  • 8 oz Panko breadcrumbs are $2.99 and we used half, or 75c per serve
  • A pastured egg is 50c or 25c per serve
  • The onion is 6c per serve.
  • Blue cheese¬†comes in a $6.99 tub, but we used so little, it comes to 22c a serve
  • Arugula is $1.99 a pound, or 25c per serve
  • The pack of beets cost $2.50 and was split between three¬†for 83c per serve
  • The almonds are $6.99 a pack but we used 1/10th or 23c per serve.

The perfect sauce is, once again, my brother’s home-made tomato relish, another Australian tradition.

Dinner tonight cost $5.44.

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