The second day of our trade show event had sandwiches on site, so we enjoyed those at no cost.
Both days the sandwiches were excellent. A real cut above what you would expect for similar sandwiches in the US.
Our annual Amsterdam Supermeet event, where we were exhibiting. Like the event two nights earlier, the finger food was excellent: smoked salmon, prosciutto wrapped melon, bitterballen and various crochets were all excellent.
We didn’t pay anything directly for the food, but as an Event sponsor, we did pay quite a lot indirectly!
We were working at a trade show style presentation event so lunch were half each of a chicken sandwich and cheese sandwich from the supermarket, purchased ahead of time.
Cost per serve, approximately $6.00
For dinner we ate in a group of friends at a ‘Mexican’ restaurant in Amsterdam, which is as authentic as you would expect. The Foodies both had some very excellent lamb loin chops, with steak fries and a garden salad.
The foodies spend lunch apart. Foodie Philip was participating in an IBC Forum event with typical luncheon sandwich-type offerings, while foodie Greg noshed on a baguette, brie, salami and liverwurst.
One lunch was free, the other about $5.00, so $2.50 on average.
The early part of the evening was spent as a mixer event, with finger food. The bitterballen (a Netherland speciality) which were among the best we’ve tasted, and a cheese stick that actually tasted of cheese, and not ‘deep fried’.
On the way home we stopped for some tapas: Spanish Tortilla, Scallops and sausage. All were very excellent.
The mixer was free but the tapas cost $23.65 per serve.
A weekend lunch it time to spoil ourselves, and today smoked salmon scrambled eggs on an onion bagel certainly fit the bill.
With scrambled eggs it’s important to anticipate when the eggs will be cooked, because they continue cooking on during service and on the plate. If you leave them in the pan until they appear cooked, they will be over-done on the plate.
Five pastured eggs went into the scramble, or $1.25 per serve
An onion bagel is 50c
The wild caught smoked salmon was $5.99 or $3.00 per serve.
Lunch today cost $4.75 and was exceptionally good. Today’s featured image is from lunch.
With so much of the Italian pot roast left, it was time for a low effort do-over. For variety, tonight’s pot roast was served with grits.
The pot roast is $5.63 per serve
The 10 grain ‘hot cereal’ is $5.99 for a 25oz pack, but we used about 1/4 or 75c per serve.
Tonight’s dinner was, again, excellent and $6.38 per serve.
A return to the gyro meat wrap, and again with cucumber because it adds a nice, wet crunch to the wrap.
The fully cooked sliced gyro/yeros meat is $3.99 per 10oz pack. There are really four serves, so each serve is very slightly cheaper than the chicken, at $1.00 per serve.
The flatbread is 50c per serve
Hummus is $3.99 per container and we used about 1/6 or 33c per serve
A box of Persian cucumbers was $2.49 for five, and we used half, or 13c per serve
We served 1/4 of the tabouli salad or 67c per serve.
Lunch today cost $2.43.
Our Prather Ranch meat delivery included a family size brisket, something we’ve never cooked before. Foodie Greg found Pioneer Woman’s Italian Pot Roast recipe, which is really, really good. The brisket was cooked to perfection so we only needed a fork for dinner.
The recipe made six serves of the pot roast, which is half the recipe.
Our 2.6 lb brisket cost $21.80 or $3.63 per serve
Marinated artichoke hears cost $2.69 or 45c per serve
The sun dried tomatoes cost $1.99 or 33c per serve
The beef broth cost $2.49 or 42c per serve
The fire roasted red peppers cost $1.99 or 33c per serve
One cup or red wine costs 14c per serve
The onion cost 79c or 13c per serve
Add 20c for garlic, flour, and arugula
Egg noodles are $1.99 for the pack, but we only used half, or 33c per serve.