Sep 24: Corned Beef Sandwich; Perfect Pot Roast


Now that we’re home from traveling, it’s back to making our own lunch. Today we went simple and did corned beef and spicy labné on village (dense) bread.

  • Two slices of bread are 39c
  • The corned beef was $4.99 for 8 oz, and we used about 2 oz in each sandwich, or $1.25 per serve
  • Add 25c for spicy labné.

Lunch today was $1.89 per sandwich.


As we had a chuck roast, the obvious meal is a pot roast. Slow cooked until tender, the perfect pot roast recipe has a lot of flavor, particularly when you ramp up the amount of mushroom in the recipe.

Unlike Pioneer Woman, we cook the potatoes in the flavorsome liquid.

  • The roast was $21.41 or $5.35 per serve
  • Onions are 20c per serve
  • The carrots were 69c or 18c per serve
  • One cup of red wine is around $1.33 or 33c a serve
  • Two cups of broth is half a $1.99 carton or 50c per serve
  • The mushrooms were $1.99 or 50c a serve
  • The Rosemary came from our own plant
  • Add another 15c for oil, seasoning and Thyme
  • Add 25c for potatoes.

Dinner tonight cost $7.06 for a hearty, warming meal.

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