Feb 12: Ham, Brie & Watercress, Ham & Swiss; Split Pea Soup with Ham


Some toasted sandwiches we liked revisited: Ham, spreadable Brie and watercress on one, and ham with Swiss on the other.

  • Two slices of bread are 32c per serve
  • Ham is 4c and ounce, and we probably had two ounces each, or 8c per serve
  • 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
  • Gouda slices are 12 for $3.99 or 17c per serve.

Lunch today was two good sandwiches for $1.75 per serve.


A baked ham gives us a ham bone. A ham bone means ham stock. Ham stock means split pea soup!

Our version of the recipe now includes one pound of fresh peas (defrosted from frozen) blended in at the end. We also add some Worcestershire sauce to the mix, but we think it would be better added at the end to give it some extra acid and freshness. We get six serves (at least).

Add some cubed ham for protein and garnish, and you have an excellent warming meal.

  • The stock has no real cost
  • The pack of split peas was $1.59 or 27c per serve
  • The frozen organic peas are $1.99 a pack, or 33c per serve
  • We added a garnish of ┬ácubed ham that was 8c per serve.

For dinner tonight the soup cost $0.68 per serve. We chose not to do a roll or bread with the soup as it is very filling on its own.

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