Oct 30: Warm Shredded Lamb Salad with Lettuce, Semi-dried Tomato and Feta Salad

Lunch

It was way beyond time for Lamb Gyros from New York Chicken and Gyro, for $8.17 with tax and tip.

Dinner

We used another portion of our Shredded Lamb now that we can get Pomegranates again. Tonight served with a simple Lettuce, Semi-dried Tomato and Feta Salad.

  • The butterflied Leg of Lamb from Aldi was $23.28 and we will get eight serves, or $2.91 per serve
  • Mint was free
  • Add 30c for Onion and seasoning
  • We used semi-dried Cherry Tomatoes for 30c per serve
  • The Mixed Greens were $1.49 and we used half, or 38c each
  • The Feta adds 48c per serve
  • Add 15c for Dressing ingredients
  • The Pomegranate was $2.69 and we used half, or 68c per serve.

A very tasty meal for $5.20 per serve.

Oct 29: Smoked Salmon Pizza with Pickled Beets and Lemon

Lunch

It was time to finish the last of our Soutzoukakia, in a hot Panini Roll./

  • The Soutzoukakia is $3.23 per full serve, or 81c per lunch serve
  • The Panini Roll is 63c
  • Add 10c for Lettuce.

A very enjoyable sandwich for $1.54 per serve.

Dinner

A temporary return to warmer weather gave us an opportunity to grill our Smoked Salmon Pizza, and eat outside, however briefly.

  • Sockeye Smoked Salmon pieces were $5.49 or $2.75 per serve
  • The Pizza Dough was $1.49, or 75c per serve
  • We used semi-dried Cherry Tomatoes for 60c per serve
  • About two ounces of Neufchatel went on each Pizza, or 25c per serve
  • Preserved Lemon adds 5c per serve
  • Pickled Beets adds 15c per serve.

As always a very tasty meal for $4.55 per serve.

Oct 28: Bone-in Pork Loin Chop with Waldorf Salad

Lunch

It was time to return to Mr Fish and Chips in Simi Valley as part of a larger errand run, where we picked up our typical Scallops, Coleslaw and Fries (with extra Coleslaw) $7.27 per serve with tax and tip.

Dinner

While it’s a meat-heavy meal, the Bone-in Pork Chop – sous vide and then seared in Butter – is a delicious indulgence. Served with Waldorf Salad.

  • The Lamb Loin Chops were a generous 12oz each, for $8.28, or $4.14 per serve
  • Two sticks of Celery add 10c per serve
  • Apple adds 34c per serve
  • Toasted Slivered Almonds add 28c per serve
  • Add 30c for Dressing ingredients.

The Pork Chop was tasty and tender, with an attractive sear, if a little generous in size for the Foodies. The Salad was a good side making a well balanced meal for $5.15 per serve.

Oct 27: Beer Bratwurst with Apple Endive Salad

Lunch

We augmented our Shin Ramen with a dry Coleslaw Mix, drained and stirred through some butter.

  • A pack of four Shin Noodle Bowl was $3.69 or 93c per serve
  • Coleslaw Mix adds 30c per serve
  • Butter adds 34c per serve.

Tasty and filling for $1.57 per serve.

Dinner

A return to a regular: Beer Bratwurst with Apple Endive Slaw.

  • Beer Bratwurst were $4.49 or $2.25 per serve
  • The endive were $1.49 or 75c per serve
  • The Apple was 48c or 24c peer serve
  • Add 30c for dressing ingredients.

A simple but good meal for $3.54 per serve.

Oct 26: Spanish Mussels with Chorizo and Tomato-Wine Sauce

Lunch

For lunch we shared a Trader Joe’s Spanakopita for $3.99 or $2.00 per serve.

Dinner

Tonight we made a welcome return to Spanish Mussels with Chorizo and Tomato-Wine Sauce, again without the Heavy Cream. We served with toasted Italian Bread liberally spread with Garlic Spread for an amped up Garlic Toast.

  • The pre-cooked Mussels were $2.29 or $1.15 per serve
  • Sherry adds 58c per serve
  • The Chorizo was $5.11 after all discounts and we used half, or $1.28 per serve
  • Add 85c for other ingredients
  • The Italian Bread is 22c per serve
  • The Garlic Spread adds 60c per serve.

As last time, very tasty for $4.68 per serve. The Garlic Toast was an excellent sop for the flavorsome broth.

Oct 25: Italian Eggplant Gnocchi Bake

Lunch

On a gray day, Adli’s Potato Soup seemed like a great idea for $1.00 a serve was very tasty and filling.

Dinner

For tonight’s Meatless Monday we tried a new recipe: Italian Eggplant Gnocchi Bake. We will get four

  • The Eggplant was $2.13 or 54c per serve
  • The Marinara Pasta Sauce was $1.75 or 44c per serve
  • The Gnocchi was $1.69 or 42c per serve
  • Add 40c other ingredients
  • Add 38c per serve for the Gooda on top of the bake.

A rather good meal for $2.18 per serve. It was tasty, but when served was not very photo-worthy.

Oct 24: Lamb Shoulder Chops Rogan Josh

Lunch

We cooked a Specially Selected – Eggplant & Grana Padano Cheese flatbread fro Aldi for $4.19, or $2.10 per serve.

Dinner

It’s amazing what simple ingredients, plus time can give. We took two Lamb Shoulder Chop, which is a cut we to a long braise, and braise them in a Kashmiri Simmer Sauce to make Rogan Josh.

  • The Lamb Should Chops were a generous serve for an average of $5.31 per serve
  • The Kashmiri Simmer Sauce was $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
  • Add 34c for Brown Rice
  • Add 36c for Rice and Peas
  • Stewed Eggplant was $1.00 per serve.

The Simmer Sauce picked up a lot of unctuousness from the Lamb to make a very tasty Curry for $8.01 per serve. The Stewed Egg0plant was a huge disappointment as it was mostly flavorless. Neither Foodie had more than half.

Oct 23: Frogmore Stew

Lunch

For lunch we finished our Soyrizo Nachos.

  • Soy Chorizo is $2.29 or 58c per serve
  • Refried Beans are 99c or 50c per serve
  • The Corn Chips were $1.99 and we used about ⅓, or 33c per serve
  • Baby Bell Peppers add 32c per serve
  • Add 10c for Plain Yoghurt
  • Add 40c for Guacamole
  • Add 30c for Salsa.

An overly generous meal for $2.53 per serve.

Dinner

For dinner we reheated the remaining Frogmore Stew and cooked Shrimp before serving, for $6.13 per serve.

Oct 22: Caramelized Pork Salad

Lunch

We have a plethora of left-overs so we reheated some rustic Panini Rolls and filled them with some of the remaining Soutzoukakia.

  • The Soutzoukakia is $3.23 per full serve, or 81c per lunch serve
  • The Panini Roll is 63c
  • Add 10c for Lettuce.

A very enjoyable sandwich for $1.54 per serve.

Dinner

Speaking of left-overs, we reheated the Caramelized Pork and topped a Salad with it.

  • The Caramelized Pork is $2.30 per serve
  • Lettuce adds 35c per serve
  • Baby Bell Peppers add 64c per serve
  • Dressing ingredients add 40c per serve
  • Mint came from our garden.

A very good variation for the Caramelized Pork that worked well, for $3.69 per serve.

Oct 21: Ahi Tuna Tataki with Bento Box

Lunch

We enjoyed some toasted Italian Bread topped with Delice de Bougogne and Sliced Apple.

  • The Delice de Bourgogne was $5.38 and we shared ½, or $1.35 per serve
  • The Italian Bread was 32c per serve
  • Apple adds 20c per serve.

A very tasty lunch for $1.87 per serve.

Dinner

It was Bento Box week again, with Ahi Tuna Tataki.

The Bento Box was $18.38 per serve with tax and tip, while 12 oz of Tuna was $5.19, or $2.60 per serve, or $20.98 per serve.