Aug 10: Tomato and Swiss; Deconstructed Jambalaya


Since we had a tasty heirloom tomato we decided to go for the simple cheese and tomato toasted sandwich, which was good.

  • The heirloom tomato was $1.57 and we used half on the sandwiches, or 40c  per serve
  • Sprouted Rye bread is 32c per serve
  • Swiss slices are 12 for $3.99 or 33c per serve
  • Add 45c for butter and mayo.

A  good sandwich for $1.50 per serve.


We’ve enjoyed several good jambalaya over the years, and recently a deconstructed version at the Yardhouse chain. While deconstructed this goes in a different direction. The rice gets the vegetable component in the pressure cooker, while the andouille sausage and shrimp were Sous Vide to perfection. The rice mix made four serves.

  • The shrimp was $7.99 for the pack, and we used half, or $2.00 per serve
  • The andouille sausage was $7.98 for the pack and we used half or $2.00 per serve
  • Rice adds 33c per serve
  • The celery was $1.69 and we used ¼ or 11c per serve
  • Organic bell pepper was $1.17 or 29c per serve
  • A can of Fire Roasted Tomatoes is $1.69 or 43c per serve
  • Add 20c per serve for seasonings.

Keeping the shrimp separate allows us to cook it to its perfect temperature, which is a lot lower than if it sat in a boiling stew! The andouille was fine sous vide but we think we’ll fry it off Yardhouse-style next time. A great meal for $5.36 per serve.

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