Jan 27: Popeyes Chicken with Cuban Beans; Soy Braised Pork Shoulder with Green Beans and Brown Rice

Lunch

For lunch we finished the Popeye’s Fried Chicken, which we served with some Cuban style black beans.

  • A new special means that a drumstick and thigh are $2.69 per serve
  • The Cuban style black beans were 99c or 50c per serve.

A decent lunch for $3.19 per serve.

Dinner

Tonight we tried a new recipe for pork shoulder: Soy braised Pork Shoulder using a should from our November meat box. We paired it with some dry fried beans (no oil or butter) in our new wok and brown rice.

  • The pork shoulder is $8.25, or $4.12 per serve
  • Wine adds 30c per serve
  • Sugar adds 20c per serve
  • Add 50c per serve for ginger, garlic and seasonings
  • Watercress is $1.99 but we shared ¼ or 25c per serve
  • The green beans $2.99 for the pack and we shared half, or 50c per serve
  • Brown rice adds 33c per serve.

The braised pork shoulder had an enormous depth of flavor, which could be a little overwhelming by itself, but with the brown rice it was in balance. The beans were a great success. Overall, an excellent meal for $5.70 per serve.

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