Jul 20: Corned Beef & Sauerkraut/Turkey, Tomato & Watercress Sandwiches; Rib Eye with Crash Hot Potatoes and Broccolini

Lunch

More sandwich experiments. Today we shared a Corned Beef & Sauerkraut sandwich and a Ham, Tomato & Watercress Sandwich. The corned beef and sauerkraut was a little salty but the ham, tomato and mayonnaise was pretty good.

  • Two slices of bread are 39c
  • Mayonnaise dressing is $2.29 or 12c per serve
  • A tomato is 60c or 30c per serve
  • The turkey breast was $8.99 and we used about 1/6 or 75c per serve
  • Add 15c for the mustard aioli and watercress
  • The corned beef top round – a.k.a. silverside – was $8.03 but we used only 1/8 or 50c per serve
  • The Trader Joe’s sauerkraut is $3.99 and we used less than 1/8th of the jar, or 25c per serve.

Lunch today had nice variety, but the ham and tomato was definitely our favorite for $2.56 per serve.

Dinner

Prather Ranch offered a special purchase on bone in rib eye from another supplier, so we added two to our monthly meat box. Beautifully marbled with fat dictated a medium rare – rather than blué as we’d normally prepare rib eye – so that the fat softened and melted into the meat.

We paired it with steamed broccolini and crash hot potatoes seasoned with fresh rosemary from our garden.

  • The special buy price dropped the cost of the 1 lb bone in rib eye to $25.47, or $12.74 per serve
  • We served all the $2.69 broccolini, or $1.35 per serve
  • Potatoes add 30c per serve.

Dinner tonight was every bit the equal of a $50.00 steakhouse meal. The meat was very ‘beefy’ tasting, which could be a little strong for some, but we found it very satisfying. The broccolini and crash hot potatoes added good texture and flavor variation for a total of $14.39 per serve.

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