Another pair of mixed sandwiches. Today we took a (sadly not heirloom) tomato with mayo to make a sandwich with the other being cream cheese, capers, shallot and smoked salmon. Both were good, although the regular tomato lacked flavor. The smoked salmon worked well on a sandwich.
- Smoked salmon $5.99 for the 4oz pack or $3.00 a serve
- Two slices of bread are 39c
- The cream cheese is $2.99 for the 8oz block and we shared 2 oz, or 38c peer serve
- Add 15c for capers and shallot.
- Mayonnaise dressing is $2.29 or 12c per serve
- A tomato is 60c or 30c per serve.
Today’s sandwiches cost $4.04 per serve and was worth every penny.
A rib eye from our Prather Ranch delivery, combined with Caesar salad is probably a perfect steak dinner. Instead of croutons we used Trader Joe’s baked cheese bites, which provide the crunch needed from the crouton, as well as meeting the need for cheese in a Caesar. It’s a good combination.
The Caesar dressing uses a hard boiled egg and has never failed to emulsify correctly with the stick blender.
- The steak was $20.99 or $10.50 per serve
- The cheese bites were $2.49 or $1.25 per serve
- An egg in the dressing is 50c or 25c per serve
- Organic romaine lettuce was $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
- Add 50c for the other dressing ingredients.
Tonight’s meal was a relatively expensive $13.50 per serve, but was the equivalent of a much more expensive meal in a steakhouse. Tonight’s steak was cooked a little further than our normal ‘bleu’ because the rib eye was nicely marbled and I wanted to make sure that the fat liquified to lubricate the meat.