Jan 20: Chicken ‘Quesadilla’; Braised Short Ribs with Goat Cheese Polenta


Another cold and rainy day pushed us toward something warm for lunch, so we did our version of a quesadilla made with flatbread, and added half a chicken breast to it.

  • The chicken breast cost $1.25
  • One flatbread (half of two) costs 50c a serve
  • Half a can of refried beans, shared across two halves: 26c
  • 2 oz of cheddar split between two is 50c per serve.

Lunch today cost $2.51 per serve.


We had Beef Short Ribs remaining from an earlier Prather Ranch delivery and the weather made having an oven on for a long time very attractive.

Once again, we paired them with a goat’s cheese polenta mix and served with steamed sugar snap peas.

  • Two pounds of Short Ribs cost $17.03 with bones, or $8.52 per serve
  • The 10 grain ‘hot cereal’ is $5.99 for a 25oz pack, but we used about 1/8 or 38c per serve.
  • Two carrots cost 61c or 31c per serve
  • 4oz of goat’s cheese cost $3.99 or $2.00 a serve
  • A cup of red wine costs 80c or 40c per serve – 11.61
  • The pancetta is $3.29 for the pack, and we used what was left after the Pea and Ham soup, or $1.10 per serve
  • The peas were $2.99 or $1.50 per serve, although we didn’t finish all of them.

Dinner tonight cost $14.21 for a very generous serve.

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