Dec 10: Lemon Salmon with Avocado, Chili & Cheese Toasted Sandwiches; Prime Rib with Garlic Mushroom and Asparagus

Lunch

More toasted sandwich concoctions: one with lemon salmon and avocado, the other with avocado, chili and cheese. It’s hard to halve an avocado!

Both sandwiches were good. The pairings work well.

  • Two slices of bread are 32c per serve
  • The avocado  was 4 for $3.49 or 44c per serve
  • The salmon was $2.79 or $1.40 per serve
  • The chili is $2.86 per serve, and we shared about 1/6 or  24c per serve
  • 12 slices of yoghurt cheese are $4.79 and we shared one or 20c per serve.

Lunch today cost $2.60 per serve.

Dinner

It was finally time to celebrate Foodie Philip’s birthday and traditionally we have done prime rib, which is what we did this year.

The prime rib is first cooked slowly to medium rare, and then rested ahead of a quick, hot reheat and sear immediately before serving. This guarantees the right degree of doneness and no gray ring around the outside.

Served with a home made horseradish cream dressing, roasted garlic butter mushrooms and steamed asparagus, this was a great meal. We served three tonight.

  • The boneless prime rib was $42.57 and we’ll get five very, very generous serves out of that (about 10 oz each) for $8.51 per serve
  • Mushrooms were $2.29 and served three or 76c per serve
  • Add 30c per serve for butter
  • The asparagus was $3.99 or $1.34 per serve
  • Add 40c for the horseradish cream.

Tonight’s meal would have cost more than $50 per serve at a steakhouse, but it cost us $11.31 per serve.

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