The chicken, avocado, blue cheese and bacon wrap was so good, we repeated it, but without bacon because we ran out!
- The flatbread is 50c per serve
- The roast chicken is $9.99 for the bird, but we used 1/2 one breast, or 63c per serve
- The avocado was $1.50 or 75c per serve
- Blue cheese crumbles are $3.49 for the pack but we used only a fraction or 12c per serve.
Lunch today cost $2.00 per serve and was still a great wrap without the bacon.
Greg has been wanting to try this Braised Beef and Mushroom recipe for more than a week, from back when the weather was more suitable for stews, unlike today’s hot temperature.
The original recipe uses four pounds of beef, while we had about 3/4 pound. Mushrooms were also reduced, but other elements stayed the same for a flavor packed meal. Served with cheesy grits and asparagus spears.
Counter-intuitively asparagus is more tender when the spears are thick and these were excellent, simply steamed.
- The cross rib steak cost $6.64, or $3.32 per serve
- Shitake mushrooms are $2.99 or $1.50 per serve
- The carton of beef broth was $2.49 and we used half, or 63c per serve
- Add 50c for onion, garlic and seasonings
- The asparagus was $4.07 but we used half, or $1.02 per serve
- The 10 grain ‘hot cereal’ is $5.99 for a 25oz pack, but we used about 1/4 or 75c per serve.
Dinner tonight cost $7.72 and was delicious. The cereal alternative to grits isn’t as sweet, which we prefer. The asparagus was steamed to perfection with great flavor and exactly the right texture.