Nov 22: Sardine & Avocado; Thanksgiving Feast


Toasted avocado and sardine sandwiches were an early, light meal ahead of Thanksgiving dinner!

  • Sprouted sourdough bread cost $3.99 for 32 slices, or 25c per serve
  • The avocado was 35c per serve
  • Sardines are $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
  • Add 30c for garlic spread and butter.

A nice light sandwich ahead of the feast for $1.90 per serve.


We were hosted by friends who had a large Thanksgiving gathering and ate a lot of very good food surrounding a perfectly cooked turkey. Foodie Philip got tasked with making gravy, and did a decent job, although lacking some of the preferred ingredients.

The recipe would be pan drippings, retaining enough fat for six tablespoons of flour (targeting six cups). Make the roux and scrape all the fond from the pan for maximum flavor. Add two cups of red wine, a little soy for umami and some Worcestershire for a little acid and spice. Top up to desired thickness with about three cups of chicken stock.

It needs to simmer for 10 minutes or so to cook out the wine a little.

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