Because it was both a Sunday and the day after Christmas, we put a little more effort into an “English” style breakfast for brunch.
Italian Bread adds 32c per serve
The Giant Baked Beans are $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
Pastured Eggs are 38c each, or 76c per serve
Bacon was $4.99 and we used five of 10 slices, or $1.25 per serve
The Cherry Tomatoes add 36c per serve.
The charred Cherry Tomatoes added a nice pop of freshness to the meal. Most enjoyable for $3.69 per serve.
Tonight’s thick cut Pork Chops came from Whole Foods and we sous vide them to a perfect medium rare, then seared in brown Butter to give some color, and served with a Waldorf Salad.
The very generous serve of Pork Chops was $7.06 after all discounts, or $3.53 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.
We really like cooking Pork sous vide because we can dial in the perfect “cook” temperature for medium rare. Of course sous vide does no browning, so a quick sear in Brown Butter gives it a golden gleam. Served with a Waldorf Salad it was a great meal for $4.56 per serve.
As the main celebratory meal for the day, we went Japanese with a ‘traditional’ Fried Chicken lunch. In Japan it would be KFC, but we like Popeye’s better. /
The Chicken is $5.24 per serve
Brown Rice adds 24c per serve
Coleslaw Mix adds 35c per serve
A Ponzu and Sesame Oil Dressing for the Coleslaw adds 60c per serve.
Our poor planning thwarted our attempt to turn Japanese for Christmas 2020, but we succeeded in 2021 for $6.43 per serve.
It’s almost traditional to have a “grazing” meal for Christmas evening, and tonight’s included Delice de Bourgogne, Caramelized Onion Dip, Raspberries, Prosciutto, Cheddar and more, for about $12.00 per serve.
As we were in Simi Valley we picked up Scallops, Coleslaw and Fries from Mr Fish and Chips for $7.27 per serve with tax and tip.
Weather foiled our attempt to pick up Kebabs from Skewers last week, and would have again tomorrow night, so we moved the schedule and picked up Chapli Kebabs for Foodie Philip and Chicken Kebabs for Foodie Greg. Both were excellent for $12.54 each.