Jun 17: Quiche Lorraine; Chicken Leg with Strawberry Salad with Gorgonzola, Walnuts, and Mint


We experimented to see if a Trader Joe’s frozen Quiche Lorraine would make a cold lunch. It does not. It’s not terrible but the texture isn’t right. Trader Joe’s instructions say to serve warm, so it was on ourselves.

We served with the remaining bacon and blue cheese salad kit.

  • The quiche is $5.49 or $2.75 per serve.
  • We picked up a bacon and blue cheese salad kit from the supermarket for $3.99 or $1.00 per serve.

Lunch today would have been better warm, and was $3.75 per serve.


The legs and thighs of the supermarket chicken provided the protein. As we still have a lot of strawberries, Foodie Greg found a recipe for a different strawberry salad. This one with blue cheese crumbles (instead of gorgonzola), sweet and spicy pecans (instead of the walnuts) and mint from our garden.

  • The chicken leg (thigh and drumstick) is $2.50 per serve
  • We bought a huge punnet of strawberries for $2.49 and used about 1/3, or 43c per serve
  • Blue cheese crumbles were $3.99 but we used so little, it comes to 65c a serve
  • The pecans cost $3.99 and we used half, or $1.00 per serve
  • Mint came from our garden.

Dinner tonight cost $4.58 with a really good salad and okay protein.

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