Jul 6: Gyro wrap; Cross Rib Roast with Spring Gnocchi


The gyro meat is back in stock at Trader Joe’s, so add some hummus and tabouli in a wrap, and that’s lunch!

  • The fully cooked sliced gyro/yeros meat is $3.99 per 10oz pack. There are really four serves, so each serve is very slightly cheaper than the chicken, at $1.00 per serve.
  • The flatbread is 50c
  • Hummus is $3.99 per container and we used about 1/6 or 33c per serve
  • We served 1/4 of the tabouli salad or 67c per serve.

Lunch today cost $2.50 per serve.


One of the interesting side effects of a monthly meat delivery is the inclusion of cuts we would otherwise not be aware of, or consider. This month we got a Beef Cross Rib Roast. At first it seems like a slow-cook cut, but research suggested roasting, which we did to medium rare.

There seem to be 6-7 serves in the roast, but we’ll call it six for easy math.

The creamy blue cheese sauce with asparagus and peas was a repeat and still pretty damned good!

  • The Cross Rib Roast was $21.37  or $3.56 a serve
  • The gnocchi was $1.69 or 57c per serve
  • The half pint of cream is $1.99 or 67c per serve
  • The asparagus was $2.99 but we only used half, or 50c per serve
  • The crumbled blue was $3.49 for the container. We used half or 58c per serve.

Dinner tonight was definitely restaurant worthy and cost $5.88 per serve.

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