Jun 7: Pastrami & Tabouli, Canned Asparagus & Swiss; Top Sirloin with Peanut Sauce and Vietnamese Salad


We shared two sandwiches for lunch. The pastrami and tabouli (with garlic spread) was pretty good. The canned asparagus was attempting to reproduce a food memory from our younger days. The memory was definitely better!

  • The pastrami was $12.73 for .98 lb and we used 2 oz, or 82c per serve
  • Sprouted Rye bread is 32c per serve
  • The Tabouli is $2.69 and we put about 2 oz on the sandwich, or 33c per serve
  • The asparagus is $3.29 for the can, but we used only 1/5 or 33c per serve
  • Swiss slices are 12 for $3.99 or 17c per serve
  • Add 45c for butter and garlic dip.

Lunch today cost $2.42 per serve.


Once again our “Thursday night steak night” was our deconstructed satay: grilled top sirloin with satay sauce and a Vietnamese inspired slaw.

  • The top sirloin from the Prather Ranch delivery was $12.47 or $6.24 per serve
  • The peanut butter was $3.99 and we used about 1/8,  or 25c a serve
  • Other seasonings in the satay sauce add 35c per serve
  • Two baby bok choy was 38c per serve
  • Carrot adds 30c per serve
  • Salad seasonings add 20c
  • Mint came from our garden.

Even though thin, the steaks were perfectly cooked, the satay sauce bought umami, sour and salt to the party and the black rice was a nutty carrier for the other flavors. The Vietnamese/Thai inspired salad contrasted with a sharp sour, but fresh, bite and definitely benefited from the substitution of bok choy for cabbage.  A good meal for $7.72 per serve.

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