Oct 17: Burgers; BBQ Chicken with Roast Garlic Salad

Lunch

At lunch we visited Kickapoo Tavern and had Burgers. Foodie Philip created his own (with perhaps one too many ingredients) while Foodie Greg had their Magic Mushroom Burger. Disappointingly they were not, but it tasted good!

The Burgers averaged $22.98 per serve.

Dinner

We picked up a BBQ Chicken and Roast Garlic Salad Kit from the supermarket.

  • The Chicken cost $1.75 per serve
  • The Salad Kit was $3.00 but we only used half, or 75c per serve.

A decent meal on a cold night for $2.50 per serve.

Oct 16: Brisket Sandwich; Seafood Enchilada/Carnitas Tacos

Lunch

The Foodies were traveling so lunch was a Brisket Sandwich with Chips and Slaw at Burbank Airport for $18.63 per serve.

Dinner

Dinner was at Dos Locos in Keystone where Foodie Philip had some very good Seafood Enchiladas while Foodie Greg enjoyed his Carnitas Tacos for an average of $20.11 per serve.

Oct 15: Tuna & Avocado, Egg Salad; Souse Vidė Pork Chops with Apple Bacon Slaw

Lunch

A repeat of the Egg Salad Sandwich & Lemon Pepper Tuna & Avocado rom yesterday.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • The Avocado is 30c per serve
  • Lemon Pepper Tuna is $1.00 per serve
  • The egg salad is $3.69 for 10 oz and we used 2 oz per serve, or 46c per serve
  • Add 35c for Garlic Spread and sprouts.

A pair of decent sandwiches for $2.77 per serve,

Dinner

We had a guest for dinner so we served thick cut, bone-in pork chops, brined ahead of being pan seared.

  • The pork chops were $9.71 each
  • Four slices of bacon are $2.74 or 68c per serve
  • A Nappa Cabbage was $2.39 but we split it across many meals, or 30c per serve
  • The Gala apple was 35c or 18c per serve
  • Add 20c for apple cider vinegar and seasoning.

A memorable meal with our friend, and some great food for $11.07 per serve.

Oct 14: Avocado & Lemon Pepper Tuna, Egg Salad & Sprouts; Pad Thai Noodles with Peanut and Eggplant Sauce

Lunch

Back to regular sandwiches. Today an Avocado and Lemon Pepper Tuna sandwich and an Egg Salad and Sprout Sandwich.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • The Avocado is 30c per serve
  • Lemon Pepper Tuna is $1.00 per serve
  • The egg salad is $3.69 for 10 oz and we used 2 oz per serve, or 46c per serve
  • Add 35c for Garlic Spread and sprouts.

A pair of decent sandwiches for $2.77 per serve,

Dinner

Last week’s meatless meal left us with Peanut Satay Sauce and some custardy grilled Eggplant, which we’d stirred together. Add some Brown Rice Pad Thai Noodles and some Spring Onion, and you have a meal!

  • Pad Thai Noodles add 45c per serve
  • The Peanut Satay Sauce and Eggplant have already been accounted for.

This was surprisingly good for 45c per serve!

Oct 13: Turkey Breast, Avocado & Swiss, Sweet & Spicy Tuna & Swiss; Smoked Pork Chops with Sweet Potato, Bell Pepper and Onion Sheet Bake

Lunch

For the first time in ages we had toasted sandwiches. On one we had Smoked Turkey Breast with Avocado, Sun Dried Tomato and Swiss; on the other Spicy Tuna, Capers and Swiss.

  • The Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • The tuna pouch was $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
  • Swiss slices are 12 for $3.99 or 34c per serve
  • Avocado is 50c per serve
  • Add 30c for butter, capers and garlic spread.

It’s not quite toasted sandwich season, but it was a nice change for $2.80 per serve.

Dinner

We had been trying to smoke and eat some thin cut Pork Chops from our Keller Crafted meat box since Thursday, but circumstances kept intervening. Tonight we smoked then pan fried the Pork Chops and served with a variation on Nigella Lawson’s Double Potato Halloumi Bake, but with only Sweet Potato.

  • The Sweet Potato Halloumi Bake is $1.34 per serve
  • The pork chops are $10.30 or $5.15 per serve.

The Pork Chops took on a great smokey flavor and were then perfectly cooked in the pan and paired with the Sheet Pan Bake for $6.49 per serve.

Oct 12: Roast Potatoes with Peppers Frittata; New York Strip Steak with Tomato, Peas and Avocado Salad

Lunch

For lunch we cooked up half a pack of Trader Joe’s Roasted Potatoes with Peppers and Onions, and topped with beaten eggs and cooked as a Frittata.

  • 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

Our “Thursday night Steak night” was postponed so tonight we caught up with a NY Strip Steak paired with an Avocado and Tomato Salad to which we also added a few Sugar Snap Peas. The steak was served on a bed of Béarnaise Sauce.

  • The NY Strip Steak was $20.18 or $10.09 per serve
  • Béarnaise sauce was $3.29 and we used ¼ or 42c per serve
  • A bag of five Avocados was $5.99 and we shared one, or 60c per serve
  • The Grape tomatoes cost $2.49 or 63c per serve
  • Add 30c per serve for sugar snap peas
  • Add 40c for Olive Oil and Balsamic Glaze.

The steak was cooked perfectly and the salad made a good accompaniment for $12.44 per serve.

Oct 11: Scrambled Eggs; Crunchy Slaw with Chicken, Crispy Noodles and Peanut Dressing

Lunch

Around 2:30 am the Foodies were told to “get out” under a mandatory fire evacuation order. We delayed until 5:30am but decided it was time to go. Ultimately we ended up with nearby friends, who cooked scrambled eggs for breakfast, which also turned out to be lunch.

We were evacuated from that location at 2pm, at which time we got more dry ice for the refrigerator and decided to stay home.

Dinner

With no power, and no idea when it would come back on, the Foodies picked up another salad from Trader Joes: Crunchy Slaw with Chicken, Crispy Noodles and Peanut Dressing, which also turned out to be pretty good for $4.49 per serve.

Power, surprisingly, came back on just after 6pm.

Oct 10: Chicken Curry Sandwiches; Lemon Chicken and Arugula Salad

Lunch

While power was restored around 6pm last night, it was gone again by 9am today due to a Public Safety Shutdown caused by high winds. At that time reinstatement is uncertain.

We decided to clean as much from the refrigerator and made Chicken Curry Sandwiches.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • The Curry Chicken Salad is $4.49 and we each had half, or $2.25 per serve.

A decent sandwich for $2.91 per serve.

Dinner

Still without power, we went to Trader Joes and picked up two Lemon Chicken and Arugula Salads for $4.49 each. This was surprisingly good for a prepared salad, mostly due to an excellent Pimento dressing.