Nov 28: Toasted Sandwiches; Vinegar Braised Pork Shoulder Chops with Wilted Greens and a Baked Apple


We decided to give our toasted sandwich maker one more try before deciding to send it back. Once again it leaked out and made an incredible mess so that appliance is now packed on its way back to Amazon.

Our sandwiches were okay. Another ham, mustard and cheese, and a silverside and spicy labné.

  • Two slices of bread are 32c per serve
  • The ham cost $16.51 on special and will make at least 15 serves, or $1.10 per serve, although we used 1/3 of a serve shared, or 18c per serve
  • The corned beef/silverside was $6.82 for 1 lb, and we used about 2 oz in this sandwich, or 43c per serve
  • Add 20c for the spicy labné
  • 12 slices of yoghurt cheese are $4.79 and we shared one or 20c per serve.

Lunch today was hampered by the fact the sandwich maker holds too little filling to make the sandwiches tasty. Lunch today cost $1.33 per serve.


Pork Shoulder Chops are often challenging because they require a slow braise to bring out the best. Fast cooking would make them very tough and not enjoyable. We tried a new recipe with a vinegar braise that turned out very well. The chops were tender and tasty. We dropped the sugar and water for slightly less sweet approach.

We paired it with wilted greens flavored with garlic and anchovy, and a baked apple.

  • The pork chops were $11.69 or $5.85 per serve
  • The apples were 85c or 43c per serve
  • The greens were $3.29 or $1.65 per serve
  • Add 45c for garlic and anchovy.

Dinner tonight was tender, tasty and had a good variety of flavors. The garlic in the braise linked to the garlic in the greens in a pleasing manor. A good meal for $8.38 per serve.

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