For lunch we decided on Enchiladas from Viva la Fiesta, for a average of $18.14 per serve with tax and tip.
We had some Pork Chops from Amazon Fresh we’d been planning on eating for a couple of months, but it always got postponed.
- The Boneless Pork Chops benefited from an overall discount, for a net of $3.77 or $1.89 per serve
- Add 80c for Vinegar Coleslaw.
The Pork was very tender and perfectly cooked and contributed to a very tasty meal for $4.57 per serve.
Lunch was Baked Beans on Italian Bread with melted Gouda. We had to add a layer of ham as the Italian Bread was mostly hole! Very rustic.
- Italian Bread is 38c per serve
- Gouda is 68c per serve
- The Giant Baked Beans are $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
- Add 10c for a single slice of Deli Ham
- Add 65c for Pesto Rosso.
A very good version of this open faced sandwich for $2.81 per serve.
Inclement weather made going out to pick up food less attractive, so we rescheduled and had Smoked Trout Chowder for dinner.
- The Smoked Trout was $8.72 after all discounts, or $2.18 per serve
- Potatoes add 34c per serve
- Garlic and Scallions add 15c per serve
- Chicken Bone Broth adds 50c per serve
- Wine adds 13c per serve
- Grass fed Half & Half is $3.79 per pint and we used ¼, or 24c per serve
- Add 20c for other soup ingredients.
A very tasty soup for $3.74 per serve.
Lunch today was a prepared Roast Garlic Risotto.
- The Risotto was $2.19 or $1.10 per serve
- Add 60c for Butter per serve.
A very tasty lunch for $1.70 per serve.
We reheated the remaining Bacon, Onion and Sage Rissoles and served with a Vinegar Coleslaw for $3.13 per serve.
For lunch we shared a Tarte Au Brie Et Aux Tomatoes, for $4.29 or $2.15 per serve.
A simple Ham, Cream Cheese and Cherry Tomato Frittata filled tonight’s dinner slot.
- Two Pastured Eggs are 76c per serve
- Ham adds 10c per serve
- Add 35c for Cherry Tomatoes
- Add 25c for Neufchatel.
A very tasty, and filling, Frittata for $1.46 per serve.
For lunch we did a “Toasted Ham and Cheese,” but with Baked Leg Ham, Delice de Bourgogne and Spring Onion.
- Dave’s Killer Bread is 74c per serve
- Baked Ham adds 10c per serve
- Delice de Bourgogne adds 96c per serve
- The Spring Onion we grew.
A very tasty sandwich for $1.80 per serve.
The Asian Pear, Port and Stilton was to be our desert on Christmas Night, but we didn’t get to it, so we had it tonight.
- The Asian Pear was $1.49 or 75c per serve
- The Stilton was $4.62 or $2.31 per serve
- The half a Baguette was $1.29 or 65c per serve.
The Pear and Stilton were an excellent combination for $3.71 per serve, or $6.21 if we included the Port.
After Pancakes for breakfast, the Foodies had a late lunch of Bacon, Pork and Sage Rissoles with Vinegar Coleslaw. We also made and froze eight Sausage Rolls.
- The Ground Pork was on special $4.70, or $1.17 per serve
- The Bacon was on special for $3.60 and we used ⅝, or 45c per serve
- Sage came from our garden
- 8 oz Panko breadcrumbs are $2.99 and we used half, or 38c per serve
- A Pastured Egg is 50c or 13c per serve
- Add 15c for Onion and other ingredients
- The Coleslaw adds 85c per serve.
A very tasty Christmas lunch for $3.13 per serve, along with lashings of Prosecco.
The Foodies had planned a “Grazing” meal of Cheeses, Meats, Dip, Duck Mousse Paté and Raspberries, which they were both too full to enjoy more than a small bite, for about $3.00 per serve.
At lunch we had a Ham and Caramelized Onion Tarte d’Alsace for $2.50 per serve.
We gathered, as is our tradition, with friends to share a tasty Christmas Eve dinner and great company.
We introduced the family to our Speck, Arugula and Olive Oil Panini.
- The Speck was $3.99, or $2.00 per serve
- The Ciabatta is 58c per serve
- Arugula adds 40c per serve
- Olive Oil adds 30c per serve.
And excellent Panini for $3.28 per serve
Most of the table enjoyed Sous Video and Seared Duck Breast on Yakisoba Noodles and stir-fried Bok Choy,
- The Duck Breasts were $14.95 or $9.96 for a larger-than-ususal serve
- The Bok Choy was $1.49 and we used half, or 38c per serve
- The Yakisoba Noodles $2.99 or $1.50 per serve.
As always a satisfying meal for $11.84 per serve.
Foodie Greg was showing family around LA, so Foodie Philip had a Baked Ham, Gouda and Mustard Panini.
- The Ciabatta is 58c
- The Baked Ham adds 10c
- The Gouda is 34c per serve
- Add 10c for Mustard.
This sandwich turned out really well for $1.12 per serve.
Our niece cooked a Beef Chili with Corn Chips.
The Foodies finished two half-Reuben sandwiches left over from yesterdays trip to The Country Deli.
Ever evolving plans had the Foodies eating without the guests, so we settled on a Porchetta Panini.
- The Ciabatta is 58c
- The Porchetta was about $1.75 per serve
- Add 30c for Olive Oil.
We felt the Porchetta developed more flavor in the Panini than on the dinner plate. A great sandwich for $2.63 per serve.