May 11: Hamburger Wrap; Ham and Corn Chowder


While Foodie Philip repeated the Caesar Schnitzel Wrap of a couple of days ago – taking off one piece of Schnitzel for later – Foodie Greg’s hankering for an Aussie style burger was temporarily thwarted by the lack of a bun.

The suggestion was made, and accepted, that the burger be served as a Wrap. Foodie Greg thinks this unconventional approach is better because the Wrap is better bread than a typical hamburger bun.

Both meals were huge for $12.00 and $8.50 respectively, or an average of Au$10.43 (US$7.90).


Mom suggested we cook Foodie Greg’s Split Pea Soup from the ham stock she’d made earlier in the week, but the lack of liquid smoke and a stick blender meant that the recipe would be compromised. Instead it was decided to cook a Ham and Fresh Corn Chowder.

This was a much more successful recipe than an earlier attempt that turned out to be too sweet to eat! The recipe made six serves so we will get two meals from it.

  • The Ham stock had no cost
  • Bacon cost $2.05 or 34c per serve
  • Sweet corn on the cob was $2.50, or 42c per serve
  • Celery was $3.00 but again we used only ⅓ or 17c per serve
  • A carrot was 38c or 6c per serve
  • Add 20c per serve for potatoes
  • Add 15c per serve for spices.

This was a really tasty Chowder for Au$1.34 (US$1.02) per serve.

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