Sep 1: Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato; Lamb Leg Chops with Feta and Eggplant Salad


For lunch we tried a variation on a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich. We “grilled” the bacon in the panini press. The press needs cleaning before toasting the sandwich.

  • Two slices of bread are 32c per serve
  • Five kumato were $3.49 and we used one, or 35c per serve
  • Bacon is $4.99 and we used 2 rashers each, or 64c per serve
  • Add 20c for lettuce
  • Add 35c for garlic spread and butter.

We should probably have not bothered adding the lettuce at the end. While it added a little fresh crunch to the sandwich, opening the sandwich to add it after toasting caused a loss of structural integrity in the sandwich. Still, a great tasting sandwich for $1.81 per serve.


We rarely have lamb, especially lamb steaks, chops or roasts, largely because our regular meat delivery from Keller Crafted features beef and pork. Given how often we ate lamb growing up, we always appreciate the opportunity, so tonight we grilled a large lamb leg steak and served with an Eggplant and Feta salad. We dropped the pasta.

As it turns out, we got three good serves out of the salad.

  • Eggplant was $1.39 or 40c per serve
  • Pomegranate seeds were $4.49 and we used half or 75c per serve
  • The lamb was $12.29 for just over a pound, or $6.15 per serve
  • Parsley was $1.89 for the bunch and we used half or 32c per serve
  • The Valpresso feta was $9.99 for the tin, but we used 1/6, or 55c per serve
  • Add 85c for other ingredients.

We substituted balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar and that worked exceptionally well with the eggplant. Overall this was a great salad with the pomegranate seeds being a wet sweet pop counterbalancing the savory salad. Together with the perfectly medium rare lamb steak, this was a great meal for $9.02 per serve.

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