Apr 12: Ham, Cheese and Pickle Roll; Sweet Potato and Halloumi Bake with Bratwurst


There’s a reason classic combinations are classics: they taste great! While bread and butter pickles, let alone picked cucumber, are not that common in the US they are very much part of our Australian heritage.

  • Ham is $1.10 per serve, but we used a half serve each on the sandwich, or 55c per serve
  • Par-baked roll is 63c
  • The NZ cheddar is $5.99 for the pack of eight, one ounce slices, or 75c per serve
  • Add 10c for your favorite pickle.

Lunch today was $2.03 per serve.

  • Dinner

Apparently sheet pan meals are all the rage, so we revisited a favorite and served it with Trader Joe’s Bavarian Bratwurst. We took Nigella Lawson’s Double Potato Halloumi Bake┬ábut dropped the regular potato, which is bland compared to the rest of the dish.

  • The bratwurst are $3.49 for the pack, or $1.75 per serve
  • Halloumi $3.64 or $1.82 a serve
  • We used peeled garlic, which is amazingly cheap or 12c per serve
  • The whole red onion was roasted: 86c or 43c a serve
  • Orange bell pepper four ways is 50c a serve
  • Yam/Sweet potato was $1.03 or 52c a serve.

Tonights meal was excellent for $5.16. The bratwurst in the oven were crisp on the outside and a lot of fat had melted away, so it was the best these bratwurst have ever tasted.

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