Sep 16: Steak Tartar on Roll; Indonesian Take-out

Lunch

A quick trip to the local supermarket and we had some nice grainy rolls and a tray of Tartar (raw) Beef. We heated the rolls and spread with some mustard and mayo and they were great, for €8.24 or US$4.61 per serve.

Dinner

For all they wears we’ve been staying in this location for IBC we noticed the local Indonesian take-out, but never tried it until tonight. The food is very good and we will get five meals from it, or six if we add some more rice.

At five meals it was US$12.48 per serve.

Sep 15: Supermarket Sandwiches; Buffet

Lunch

For lunch the Foodies picked up some sandwiches from the supermarket. Foodie Philip had a Bacon & Egg, while Foodie Greg had an “Old Dutch” which was Gouda, Mustard & Lettuce. Combined they were €7.98 or US$4.47 per serve.

Dinner

Dinner tonight was part of a sunset cruise with our friends from LumaForge. As well as Great company and decent wine there was a buffet. The meatballs and Indonesian Chicken Satay were particularly good.

Dinner, wine and cruise courtesy of our hosts.

Sep 14: Roast Beef & Home Fries; de Curtis

Lunch

At Lunch we were at the RAI Convention Center. The great thing about the RAI is that there are many food choices varying from good to great, and today we discovered the Holland, which is an upscale cafeteria.

We both had the beef, which was a slow roast, like a Prime Rib, but a different cut. Both the beef and home fries were excellent for €19.95, or US$22.35 per serve. It’s todays featured image.

Dinner

Tonight we returned to de Curtis where we had an excellent meal last year. Foodie Greg had the Pasta of the day, while Foodie Philip had the Nut Crusted Lamb Loin Chops.

Foodie Greg had the Lamb Chops last year, and undersold them because he didn’t want Foodie Philip, with his Truffled Steak, to be jealous. Good call!

Both dishes were excellent. We both concluded that the Loin Chops were the best we’ve ever had, and the pasta was as good as we’ve had in much more expensive restaurants.

An excellent meal for €41.00 or US$22.96 per serve.

Sep 13: Savory Pancakes; Steak, Fries and Salad

Lunch

A meeting in Leidsplein suggested a Savory Pancake at The Pancake Corner where Foodie Greg had a Gouda Pancake and Foodie Philip a bacon version.

Both were pretty good for €16.20 or US$8.92 per serve.

Dinner

After a post conference VIP party, we ended up back Leidsplein for a steak at Rancho. Both Foodies had a good Sirloin, perfectly cooked, with Fies and Salad for €44.00 or US$24.64 per serve.

Sep 12: Airline Breakfast; Tapas

Lunch

A creamy crepe was served with a tiny breakfast sausage and home fries before we landed.

Dinner

For Dinner we returned to DOS, a Tapas place near where we stay in Amsterdam, where the Foodies shared an excellent Seafood Stew and Tomato Bread with Anchovies.

Razor Cams in the stew were new to us, but not particularly impressive, but the three types of fish were excellent and the squid perfect.

Our total was €59.50 or US$33.32 per serve.

Sep 11: Sweet & Spicy Tuna with Avocado, Chicken Salad; Airline Curried Chicken

Lunch

We had lunch at home before heading off to Amsterdam.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • The Tuna is $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
  • The sprouts add 6c per serve
  • Curry Chicken Salad adds $1.25 per serve.
  • Add 30c for Garlic Spread.

Two good sandwiches for $3.57 per serve.

Dinner

Our evening meal was on the aircraft and included in the flight.

Sep 10: Tomato-Blue Cheese Sauce with Cauliflower Gnocchi; Japanese Fried Rice with Shrimp (and Egg)

Lunch

For lunch we shared the third serve of the Tomato-Blue Cheese Sauce with Cauliflower Gnocchi for $2.09 per serve.

Dinner

We had planned on Japanese Fried Rice with Shrimp on top, but it turned out we had very little Shrimp, so we added a Fried Egg *(not pictured).

  • The Shrimp added $1.00 to one serve, or 50c average
  • A Pastured Egg is 51c
  • The Japanese Style Fried Rice was $2.95 or $1.48 per serve.

The Fried Rice is very good and the Shrimp and Egg added a little extra flavor, for $2.49 per serve.

Sep 9: Curry Chicken, Sweet & Spicy Tuna with Sprouts; Tomato-Blue Cheese Sauce with Cauliflower Gnocchi

Lunch

We shared a Curry Chicken Salad sandwich, and a Sweet & Spicy Tuna with Sprouts as the other.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • The Tuna is $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
  • The sprouts add 6c per serve
  • Add 30c for Garlic Spread.

A pair of good sandwiches for $2.02 per serve.

Dinner

A return to a recipe we haven’t had in a long time: Gnocchi with Tomato-Blue Cheese Sauce makes a welcome return. A great meatless Monday dish. We got three serves from the recipe.

  • The half pint of cream is $1.99 or 67c per serve
  • The crumbled blue was $3.49 for the container. We used half or 58c per serve
  • The gnocchi was $2.79 or $1.40 per serve
  • Fire Roasted canned tomatoes were $2.39 or $$1.20 per serve
  • The wild arugula was $1.99 but we use about 1/3 or 33c per serve.

Dinner tonight cost $4.18.

Sep 8: BLT; Stir-fried Beef and Sugar Snap Peas

Lunch

Today we returned to the Bacon, Lettuce and Kumato sandwich, and one one each.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • Bacon is $7.99 for eight pieces and we used four, or 2.00 per serve
  • Five Kumato were $3.49 and we each had one, or 36c per serve
  • Add 30c for Garlic Spread and Lettuce.

A great sandwich for $3.32 per serve.

Dinner

For dinner we returned to another favorite way of using “Beef for Fajita” from our Keller Crafted meat box.

As we had “meat for fajita” in the freezer and a new wok to try, so we returned to a favorite: Stir-Fried Beef With Snap Peas and Oyster Sauce with brown rice. We have some leftovers for sandwiches.

  • The ‘fajita’ beef cost $13.5 for a full pound of beef, or $5.40 per very generous serve
  • Snow peas add $1.00 per serve
  • The various sauce and marinade ingredients add $1.00 per serve

The stir fry is a good weeknight meal, for $7.40, mostly because we get all our beef aged from Keller Crafted, which is definitely more expensive than conventionally sourced beef.

Sep 7: Gyros; Caramelized Pork Bowls

Lunch

For lunch we picked up a Lamb Gyros from New York Chicken and Gyro for $8.00 per serve with tax and tip.

Dinner

Tonight we returned to our Caramelized Pork Bowl,=s, which is a great way to use some of the ground pork we get each month in our meat box. We prefer it on a simple salad and sprouts.

  • The ground pork was $8.35 and we’ll get four serves from that, or $2.09 per serve
  • Add 40c for ginger, shallot, garlic and chili, etc
  • Add 10c for grated carrot
  • Mung Bean Sprouts were $1.49 or 75c per serve
  • The other Greens add 30c per serve.

A standard for us because it tastes good , is easy to prepare and costs only $3.64 per serve.