Mar 30: Egg Salad & Sprouts, Smoked Turkey, Kumato & Swiss; Soy Chorizo Chili

Lunch

Today’s shared sandwiches were Egg Salad & Sprouts on one, Smoked Turkey, Kumato & Swiss on the other.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 77c per serve
  • Swiss adds 34c per slice or 17c per serve
  • The Smoked Turkey Breast is 58c per serve
  • Five Kumato were $3.49 and we shared one, or 35c per serve
  • Sprouts add 30c per serve
  • Garlic Spread adds 50c per serve.

Decent sandwiches for $2.67 per serve.

Dinner

Tonight we repeated the Creamy Corn and Soy Chorizo. We substituted Beans for the Potato, because it’s a Chili, not a Chowder!

The recipe make3 six serves.

  • Soy Chorizo is $2.29 or 58c per serve
  • We used two cans of beans at 99c each, or 33c per serve
  • Bone Broth is $2.99 or 50c per serve
  • Onion adds 10c per serve
  • Celery adds 10c per serve
  • Carrot adds 13c per serve
  • Other ingredients add 10c per serve
  • Avocado and Greek Yogurt add 50c per serve.

Once gain we were pleasantly surprised at how good this was. It had a good depth of flavor, with a little spice from the Chorizo.. Not just a good meatless meal, but a good Chili for $2.24 per serve.

Mar 29: Roasted Potato with Peppers Frittata; Bavarian Bratwurst with Choucroute

Lunch

Being Sunday lunch we took a little more time and cooked (reheated) some frozen Roasted Potato with Peppers, then added Eggs to make a Frittata.

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  • The Roasted Potatoes with Peppers and Onions is $2.99 for the pack, but we used half, or 75c per serve
  • Pastured Eggs are 51c each or $1.02 per serve.

We ate two quarters each, it was that good, for $1.77 per serve.

Dinner

Tonight we prepared a simple Choucroute to serve with our Bavarian Bratwurst.

  • The Bratwurst were $4.49 or $2.25 per serve
  • Baby carrots add 45c per serve
  • The Sauerkraut was $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
  • Add 50c for Rose
  • Add 40c for other ingredients.

A very enjoyable meal with a good balance of flavors for $4.60 per serve.

Mar 28: Tuna, Avocado & Sprouts on an Onion Bagel; Pork and Mushroom Stir Fry

Lunch

We almost repeated yesterday’s sandwich but substituted a Tuna pack instead.

  • Five Bagels were $2.89 or 58c per serve
  • The avocado was four for $2.99 and we shared one, or 38c per serve
  • Tuna pouches are 99c per serve
  • The Sprouts are $2.99 and we use ¼ per sandwich, or 38c per serve
  • Add 40c for Garlic Spread.

Another decent sandwich for $2.73 per serve. Foodie Philip had the Sweet & Spicy Tuna, while Foodie Greg was less impressed with plain Tuna.

Dinner

Tonight we had simple stir-fry using the Pork from our meat box.

Always looking for ways to use Ground Pork or Ground Beef, we settled on a new recipe: Pork with Caramelized Mushrooms and Peas. We substituted edamame for snow peas tonight.

  • The pork came from our meat delivery – 1 lb of ground pork cost $8.31 or $4.16 per serve
  • The Mushrooms were $2.49, or $1.25 per serve
  • The Sprouts are $2.99 and we used half, or 75c per serve
  • Add 40c for other ingredients
  • Shelled edamame was $1.29 or 33c per serve.

This was a pretty tasty stir fry for $6.89 per serve.

Mar 27: Smoked Trout, Sprouts & Avocado Bagel; Cod à la Nage

Lunch

The Foodies are currently enjoying a Bagel Binge! Today we put Garlic Spread, Sprouts, Avocado and Smoked Trout on a Bagel.

  • Five Bagels were $2.89 or 58c per serve
  • The avocado was four for $2.99 and we shared one, or 38c per serve
  • We shared a $3.49 can of Smoked Trout, or $1.75 per serve
  • The Sprouts are $2.99 and we use ¼ per sandwich, or 38c per serve
  • Add 40c for Garlic Spread.

A good combination and a decent sandwich for $3.49 per serve.

Dinner

For this week’s Fishy Friday, we returned to Thai-Style Cod à la Nage with Edamame.

  • The cod fillets were six for $12.99 or $2.17 per serve
  • Coconut milk was $1.89 or 95c per serve
  • Limes were 68c or 34c per serve
  • A Onion works out at 21c per serve
  • Add 55c per serve for fish sauce, garlic, chili, ginger and seasoning

The poached cod was tender and flakey, with a very flavorsome broth that wasn’t overly spicy for $4.12 per serve.

Mar 26: Chicken & Avocado in a Panini Roll; NY Strip Steak with Garlic Butter Mushrooms and Sugar Snap Peas

Lunch

The final meal from our Roast Chicken used the breast in a hot Panini Roll with Avocado and Garlic Spread.

  • The Panini Roll is 63c per serve
  • The Breast is $1.75 or 88c per serve
  • Five Kumato were $3.49 and we shared one one each, or 35c per serve
  • The avocado was four for $2.99 and we shared one, or 38c per serve
  • Add 40c for Garlic Spread.

A decent sandwich for $2.64 per serve.

Dinner

Being Thursday night we had New York Strip Steak that we sous vidé to perfect medium rare, then seared it in a skillet briefly. The Garlic Butter Mushrooms are simple, but very tasty and the Sugar Snap Peas provide a fresh, crunchy note to the meal.

  • The NY Strip Steak was $20.18 or $10.09 per serve
  • The Sugar Snap Peas were $2.49 and we used half, or 63c per serve
  • The Baby Bella Mushrooms were $1.49 or 75c per serve
  • Add 50c for Butter and Capers.

A great steak, perfectly cooked, and flavorsome sides for $11.97 per serve.

Mar 25: The Country Deli; Roast Chicken Leg on Chicken Vegetable Velouté

Lunch

Since we had a drop off to do nearby, we combined that with an opportunity to support our local businesses, so we had take out from The Country Deli. Foodie Philip had The Magnificent Sandwich (the same Skirt Steak as the breakfast version, but on a roll with onion, peppers and mushrooms). Foodie Greg had a Pastrami on Rye. Lunch at the Deli averaged $22.16 with tax and tip.

Dinner

We decided to finish the Chicken Legs from our Roast Chicken so we served them on top of a Chicken Vegetable Velouté, which is basically the filling from a Chicken Pot Pie, without the Chicken.

  • The Chicken Leg is $1.75 per serve
  • The English Peas were $3.49 and we served half, or 88c per serve
  • Carrots were 95c or 48c per serve
  • Celery and Onion add 45c per serve
  • Chicken Stock adds $1.00 per serve.

A truly deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie, which turned out really well for $4.56 per serve.

Mar 24: Roast Chicken Breast & Kumato Baguette; Lamb Vindaloo

Lunch

An essential shopping trip took us to Jon’s market where we always pick up a Baguette and Roast Chicken. Fortunately both were available this trip. Along with a Kumato and some Garlic Spread this is a great sandwich.

  • The Baguette is $2.99 and we shared half for lunch, or 75c per serve
  • The Chicken is $6.99 and we shared ¼ or 88c per serve
  • Five Kumato were $3.49 and we had one each, or 70c per serve
  • Add 50c for Garlic Spread.

As always, simple, but great ingredients make a great sandwich for $2.83 per serve.

Dinner

We took the easy path tonight and heated some Lamb Vindaloo with Rice meals and served with some Buttered Spinach.

  • The Lamb Vindaloo was $4.49 per serve
  • The Spinach was $1.49 and we served half, or 38c per serve
  • Add 30c for Butter.

The Vindaloo was pretty good for frozen, and overall the meal was successful for $5.17 per serve.

Mar 23: Baked Beans & Swiss Toasted Sandwich; Black Bean and Corn Enchiladas

Lunch

Today we opened a can of Giant Baked Beans, added a slice of Swiss & toasted until delicious.

  • Trader Joes Giant Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce cost $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
  • The Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • Swiss slices are 12 for $3.99 or 34c per serve.

A classic sandwich for $2.00 per serve.

Dinner

Tonight was our first time preparing Enchiladas. Because it’s Meatless Monday we filled them with Black Bean, Corn and Onion, and covered with Enchilada Sauce.

  • The Black Beans were 49c or 25c per serve
  • The Tortillas were free with our Heuvos Rancheros last Friday
  • The Enchilada Sauce was $1.56 or 78c per serve
  • Add 50c for cheese
  • Add 55c for Avocado and Yoghurt.

The Enchiladas were tasty enough without being exciting. We found them very filling! We had prepared seven Enchiladas, but Foodie Greg ate only one; Foodie Philip Two. Even wasting over half the servings, it was still only $2.08 per serve. (If we’d served it all, it would have been $1.30 per serve.)

Mar 22: Côte d’Azur with Panini Roll; Pan Seared Meatloaf with Spaghetti Squash and Sugar Snap Peas

Lunch

We shared the final serve of Côte d’Azur (Cure All) Soup with a hot Panini Roll.

  • The Panini Roll is 63c
  • We shared a $4.98 serve of soupier $2.49.

A warming lunch for $3.12 per serve.

Dinner

The pan seared Meatloaf takes on a great crust, and the Spaghetti Squash and Sugar Snap Peas were a great accompaniment for $5.20 per serve.

  • The Meatloaf was $3.48 per half serve
  • The Spaghetti Squash was $1.38 or 69c per serve
  • The Sugar Snap Peas were $2.49 and we used half, or 63c per serve
  • Add 40c for Butter and other ingredients.

Meatloaf is always better seared the second time around. It makes a tasty meal for $5.20 per serve.

Mar 21: Bagel with Avocado/Neufchâtel; Jambalaya

Lunch

A simple toasted Everything Bagel with Avocado & Garlic Spread on one half, and Neufchâtel on the other.

  • Five Bagels were $2.89 or 58c per serve
  • Neufchâtel is 95c or 12c per serve
  • The avocado was four for $2.99 and we shared one, or 38c per serve.

A tasty lunch for $1.08 per serve.

Dinner

We finished the Jambalaya for $6.31 per serve.