May 14: Pseudo Reuben; Cobb Salad


For lunch we resisted our pseudo-Reuben: a toasted onion bagel with corned beef, beet and cabbage slaw and gouda cheese.

  • The pack of six onion bagels is $1.99 or 33c per serve
  • The Wildbrine Red Beet and Red Cabbage salad is $6.99 for the container but we used only a couple of tablespoons on each sandwich, or 88c per serve.
  • Sliced gouda cheese is $2.99 per pack of 12 slices and we used one per sandwich, or 25c per serve
  • The sliced, nitrate free corned beef is $4.99 a pack and we used about half or $1.25 per serve
  • We added a little mustard, say 5c per serve.

Lunch today cost $2.76 per serve.


Not only is it the most American of salads, but a Cobb Salad is a favorite of ours, particularly when you have leftover chicken!

  • Blue cheese crumbles are $3.49 for the pack and we used about 1/3 or 58c per serve.
  • You can tell by the deep gold yolk that these are pastured eggs: 50c each -one per serve – but worth it for the taste.
  • Avocados are so unpredictable: last week we had amazingly good avocados but tonights – from the same source – was definitely not at its peak when purchased. Still 50c per serve.
  • Bacon ends and pieces is $3.49 per pack. We used about 20% of the container or 35c per serve
  • The $6.99 chicken pack contains six serves, or 59c a serve
  • The organic baby plum tomatoes were $2.79 for the pack or $1.40 per serve.
  • Add 10c for the greens.

Tonight’s Cobb Salad cost $4.02 per serve.

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