Aug 11: Baked Beans & Swiss; Soutzoukakia with Tabboleh and Dolmas


We smooshed a can of Giant Baked Beans onto two sandwiches, topped them with Swiss and toasted until the cheese was good and melted. They were pretty good!

  • The baked beans are $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
  • Sprouted Rye bread is 32c per serve
  • Swiss slices are 12 for $3.99 or 33c per serve
  • Add 45c for butter, mayo and capers.

Not the wildest flavor sensation but a tasty sandwich anyway, for $2.00 per serve.


It was time to revisit Soutzoukakia.  Once again we used one can of fire roasted crushed tomato, and a can of Trader Joe’s Grecian Style Eggplant,Tomato and Onion. This is an excellent addition and it really elevated this dish. We cannot recommend it highly enough.

While the recipe could easily serve three people, we consumed the lot!

  • Ground lamb was $6.99 or $2.33 per serve
  • An egg is 50c or 17c per serve
  • 8 oz Panko breadcrumbs are $2.99 and we used half, or 25c per serve
  • Cotija cheese, substituting for Parmesan is $3.99 for 8oz and we shared 2 oz or 50c per serve
  • 1/4 cup and a tablespoon of red wine – halved – is 34c per serve
  • Canned crushed tomatoes were $1.25 for the can, or 42c per serve
  • The eggplant, tomato and onion is $2.49 or 83c per serve
  • Onions, shallot and garlic adds 25c per serve
  • Parsley was $1.49 for the bunch, but we only used 1/4 or 13c per serve
  • Fresh mint came from our garden
  • Tomato paste comes in a 90c can, but we used 1/8 or 5c per serve
  • Tabouli costs $2.69 for 8 oz and we had 2 oz each, or 67c per serve
  • The tin of dolma’s is $2.49 or 83c per serve.

The lamb version creates a software patty with more flavor than with beef, so we like this version better for  $6.77 per serve.

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