Continuing our experiments with making two different sandwiches and sharing them, and exploring new sandwich combinations. Today’s combination were “egg salad” with watercress and pastrami with mustard.
- The sprouted wholemeal is $3.49 a loaf with 18 slices, or 39c per two slice sandwich
- The sliced pastrami is $4.99 per pack, but we’ll get three sandwiches from that, or 83c per serve
- Mustard adds 5c per serve
- Pastured eggs are 50c each and we used labné instead of mayonnaise to create enough to make two sandwiches, or 25c per serve
- Watercress adds 5c per serve.
The sandwiches today were interesting, although we overdid the labné in the egg a little. Lunch today cost $2.07 with good variety.
A continuing streak of hot weather swings the balance in favor of cold salads, again. It’s somewhat challenging to find a variety of salads that aren’t “another leafy green salad.” Tonight’s contender is a Greek style tuna salad, for which we had reasonably low expectations.
- A can of yellowfin tuna costs $2.29 and we averaged one each serve
- Persian cucumber cost 35c or 17c per serve
- A bell pepper is 99c or 50c per serve
- Tomatoes were $2.79 and we used about half, or 70c per serve
- Pitted olives come in $2.99 jars and one quarter was used, or 25c per serve
- 1 lb of limes we $1.29 and we used 1/4 or 17c per serve
- Add 25c for the seasonings.
This salad exceeded our expectations. It was much more tasty than the simple ingredients would suggest and it comes in at $4.33 per serve.