Oct 14: French Onion Soup; Smoked Bacon, Baked Beans and Egg on English Muffin


For lunch we finished the third serve of French Onion Soup, split between us, with a par baked roll, but no gruyere.

  • Four onions for $2.49 is 42c per serve
  • Add in another 14c for butter, garlic, seasonings & Worcestershire sauce per serve
  • Dry vermouth works out at 13c per serve
  • The carton of beef broth was $2.49 or 42c per serve
  • Six par baked rustic rolls were $3.29 or 55c per serve.

Lunch today cost just $1.66.


Foodie Greg was determined to have ‘breakfast for dinner’ – specifically a traditional English breakfast, reduced to sensible portions. Trader Joe’s organic baked beans, on an English muffin, topped with a pastured egg along with smoked bacon.

Yes, we smoked some thick cut bacon as an experiment, that turned out to be quite successful. We decided it could have gone a little more hot, but smoked bacon like this is never going to crisp up the way most Americans like their bacon.

  • Bacon adds 60c per serve
  • The Trader Joe’s Organic Baked Beans are a little sweet for our taste, but otherwise 75c per serve
  • An English Muffin is 50c per serve
  • Pastured Eggs are 50c each, so two adds $1.00 per serve.

Dinner tonight was definitely better than your typical British breakfast for just $2.85. We’ll be smoking bacon again, at a slightly higher temperature next time.

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