Feb 9: Ham, Brie & Watercress; Tom Ka Gai


With ham in the refrigerator, we were reminded of a sandwich we enjoyed back in Australia: ham, brie and snow pies. Our version used spreadable brie and watercress, which we think was better than the original.

  • Two slices of bread are 32c per serve
  • Ham is 4c and ounce, and we probably had an ounce each
  • Watercress was 79c for the bunch and we used 1/4 or 10c per serve
  • The brie was $6.49 and used 1/3 or $1.08 per serve.

Today’s sandwich was better than the historic version for $1.54 per serve.


We still had two serves of the Tom Ka Gai left, so they became dinner tonight.

  • The chicken is $6.99 and we used the dark meat or 88c per serve
  • A can of coconut milk is $1.49 or 40c per serve
  • Parasol mushrooms were $3.99 x 2 or $2.00 per serve
  • Chicken stock is $1.99 or 50c per serve
  • Lemon grass was 15c or 4c per serve
  • Add 33c for brown rice
  • Add  49c for lime juice
  • Add 45c for seasonings.

This soup is a great way to use cooked chicken, which adds to the meatiness of the mushrooms – the two kind of blend. A good meal for $5.09 per serve.

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