Jan 16: Chicken, Cheese and Mustard; Southwest Beans and Sausage with Brown Rice


With a chicken breast to use up we sliced it and shared across two identical toasted sandwiches with sliced cheese and Dutch mustard.

  • Two slices of bread are 32c per serve
  • The chicken is $1.75 for the breast or 88c per serve
  • 12 slices of yoghurt cheese are $4.79 and we shared two or 40c per serve
  • Add 5c for the Dutch Mustard.

It was a satisfying sandwich for $1.65 per serve.


Although a long term favorite of ours we haven’t had Southwest Beans and  Sausage with rice, for a year. It’s surprising how many cultures have some kind of bean and rice dish: not coincidentally that combined rice and beans have all the amino acids needed for the body to create protein and grow muscle.

The recipe makes four serves and it basically just involves cutting up stuff, opening a couple of cans, and cooking some rice, which is always faster in the pressure cooker!

  • The Andouille Sausage is the most expensive component at $5.99 or $1.50 per serve
  • Bell pepper: 20c per serve
  • Onion: 10c per serve
  • Fire roasted diced tomato (canned): 99c a can or 25c per serve
  • The pinto beans are 99c a can or 25c a serve
  • For the herbs, 15c a serve
  • And the rice: 33c a serve

Dinner tonight cost $2.78 a serve. It’s a very tasty, warming stew with a little heat from the andouille.

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