Jul 13: Tomato & Mayo/Smoked Salmon Sandwiches; Rib Eye with Caesar Salad

Lunch

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.

Dinner

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.

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