Feb 10: Steak and Stout Pie; Orzo Chicken Soup


With rain pending and a generally gray day, a warming meat pie seemed to fit the bill well.

Trader Joe’s Steak and Stout pies are $6.49 for two or $3.25 per serve.


Our plans changed at the last minute and we ultimately created a variation on the Lemon Chicken Orzo soup recipe. We had no lemon so substituted some labne – a fresh yoghurt cheese, rather like sour cream – to add some tartness. We served with a toasted slice of the sprouted multigrain bread.

  • Carrots cost 25c or 7c per serve
  • Celery, thyme, oil and garlic adds 15c per serve
  • Chicken broth cost 40c per serve
  • The store-bought rotisserie chicken breast is $2.50 each per quarter, and we used the last half breast, or 42c per serve.
  • The orzo is $1.42 for a 1 lb box, but only half was used for our three serves, or 24c per serve
  • Add in 12 c for the other seasonings, etc.
  • A slice of the sprouted multigrain bread is 20c.

The soup was good and the toast a perfect accompaniment for $1.60 per serve.

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