Jan 28: Fettuccini Alfredo with Bacon & Egg; Creamy Mushroom Soup


Due to some strangeness at Maggiano’s that involved an extra past dish that we ultimately bought home, so we reheated it and served with some spinach, bacon lardons and a poached egg. The Alfredo was very good and the egg melded into the sauce for a really rich result.

  • The Fettuccini came free
  • Bacon is $5.49 for the pack of 8 slices and we used two each, or $1.38 per serve
  • The spinach was $1.99 and we used half or 50c per serve
  • A pastured egg is 55c and we averaged 1.5, or 83c per serve.

Lunch was surprisingly good – and a good time to have carbs – for a net cost of $2.71 per serve.


We decided to try Pioneer Woman’s Creamy Mushroom Soup¬†and it turned out really well. We got three serves from our modified recipe.

  • Sliced portabello mushrooms were $3.29 or $1.10 per serve
  • Sliced white mushrooms were $1.49 or 50c per serve
  • Half and half was $1.39 per pint, but we used 1/2 or 24c per serve
  • Chicken stock is $1.99 or 67c per serve
  • The butter is $3.99 per block, and we used about 1/2, or 67c per serve
  • Add 33c per serve for sherry
  • Add 10c for flour
  • Add 30c for onion, celery, garlic and thyme.

The soup had a lot of mushroom flavor, which was what we were going for. Excellent for $3.91 per serve.

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