May 29: Baked Beans & Swiss with Garlic Spread; Stir Fry Beef with Snap Peas and Oyster Sauce


We returned to the classic “baked beans and cheese” waffle, but with giant baked beans and Swiss cheese and a generous spread of the Garlic dip/spread we’ve been enjoying lately.

The garlic dip provided just the spicy edge this sandwich needs to elevate it.

  • Two slices of bread are 32c per serve
  • Trader Joes Giant Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce cost $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
  • Swiss slices are 12 for $3.99 or 17c per serve
  • Add 45c for butter and garlic dip.

This was a great sandwich for $1.94 per serve.


As we still had “meat for fajita” in the freezer we returned to a favorite: Stir-Fried Beef With Snap Peas and Oyster Sauce with brown rice.

  • The ‘fajita’ beef cost $14.41 for a full pound of beef, or $7.21 per very generous serve
  • Snow peas add $1.00 per serve
  • Bok Choy added 46c per serve
  • The various sauce and marinade ingredients add $1.00 per serve
  • Brown rice is 33c per serve.

The stir fry is a good weeknight meal, for $10.00, mostly because we get all our beef aged from Prather Ranch, which is definitely more expensive than conventionally sourced beef.

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