Jul 7: Chicken Wrap; Watermelon Salad


Returning to familiar territory, today we had a chicken wrap. The difference is that this roast chicken came from Jon’s in Simi Valley (just over the hill) and is a vastly superior product than slightly more expensive chicken from the local Ralph’s. It was juicy and not overcooked, or over seasoned.

  • The wraps are 55c per serve
  • The chicken was $6.99, and we shared a breast, or 88c per serve
  • We served 1/4 of the tabouli salad or 67c per serve
  • Hummus is $3.99 per container and we used about 1/6 or 33c per serve.

Lunch today was $2.33 per serve, and definitely better than our regular chicken wrap.


With the hot weather we’ve been having, it was a welcome return to a favorite: Nigel Lawson’s watermelon, feta and black olive salad. It’s a summer regular and very, very good.

We made three serves from a small watermelon. This time we were able to get Valbreso French feta, which is definitely superior in flavor and texture than the lesser feta from more local sources.

  • The watermelon was 99c, or 33c per serve
  • The Valbreso (French) feta comes in a $9.99 tub and we used a quarter, or about $1.25 per serve
  • Pitted olives come in $2.99 jars and one quarter was used, or 25c per serve
  • The red onion is 52c or 17c per serve (there is left over onion)
  • Mint cost 50c and we used half, or 13c per serve
  • Olive oil and seasonings add another 20c per serve.

Dinner tonight cost $2.33 per serve. It’s an excellent dish and every time we serve it for someone, they want the recipe.

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