Mar 9: The Country Deli; Creamy Chickpeas and Prosciutto


We ended up at The Country Deli for lunch where Philip had his usual marinated skirt steak with eggs, while Foodie Greg had a pastrami on rye with fries.

Lunch at The Country Deli runs $21.62 per person (average) with tax and tip.


After the meat heavy lunch, we went meat-light for dinner with a new recipe: Creamy Chickpeas and Prosciutto. We opted to not serve with any bread because we didn’t need the extra food.

There was some discussion on the recipe’s page about the calorie count for the meal. The two calorie heavy components are the flat bread and chickpeas. Most cans of chickpeas do run 12-1300 calories, but the Simple Truth brand (Kroger/Ralph’s) we got comes in at 450 calories for the can, reducing the overall calorie count to around 780.

Foodie Philip had two eggs, while Greg had one.

  • Pastured eggs are 50c each or 75c average per serve
  • The beans were $1.00 or 50c per serve
  • The prosciutto was $5.99 but we used ⅔ or $2.00 per serve
  • Heavy cream was $1.79 and we used half or 45c per serve
  • Add 30c for tomato paste and smoked paprika.

Dinner tonight was better than expected! It could have used  more tomato paste, and perhaps a little chopped tomatoes for a little acid, but overall, it is a good dish and well worth the $4.00 per serve it cost.


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