Oct 7: Smoked Salmon Sandwich; Pork Chops with Endive and Apple Salad

Lunch

Since it’s the weekend, why not indulge in a smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, shallot sandwich. So we did.

  • Twos slice of bread are 32c per serve
  • Smoked salmon $5.99 for the 4oz pack or $3.00 a serve
  • The soft cheese of choice was Neufschatel at $2.99 for the block, of which we used 1/4 or 38c
  • Add 15c for capers and shallot.

Lunch today was – as expected – delicious for $3.85 per serve

Dinner

Time for pork chops from our Prather Ranch meat delivery. Unlike modern pork these heritage breed chops are nicely marveled with fat, which – when cooked correctly – lubricates the meat making it more unctuous.

After tasting an endive and apple salad in Amsterdam, we decided to pair the pork with another variation, using a Waldorf dressing and adding nuts.

  • The pork was $11.16 per 12 oz serve, although truthfully, we’d have been satisfied with half that (if we’d known there were two chops per pack)
  • The endive was $2.49 or $1.25 per serve
  • A honeycrisp apple was $1.49 or 75c per serve
  • Add 30c for dressing ingredients.

Dinner tonight was exceptionally good, if a little expensive at $13.46 per serve. The pork may be expensive but it’s very good and was cooked slower than a normal grill, so the fat would render without the meat overcooking. The endive and apple salad was a sharp contrast to the pork and a perfect accompaniment.

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