Jan 16: Soba Soup with Shrimp, Egg and Greens


We enjoyed a Ciabatta Roll with Ham and Coleslaw.

  • The Ciabatta Roll is 58c per serve
  • A slice of Breakfast Ham is 60c per serve
  • Coleslaw adds $1.25 per serve.

We really like the Ciabatta Rolls which made a great carrier for the Ham & Coleslaw and contributed to a decent lunch for $2.43 per serve.


Tonight we had a simple meal of Soba Soup with Shrimp and Bob Choy topped with a ‘jammy’ Egg.

  • Soba Noodles are $3.29 and we used about ⅓ or 55c per serve
  • 1 lb of shrimp is $10.99,  or and we used half $2.75 per serve.
  • A Pastured Egg adds 38c per serve
  • Broth adds $1.00 per serve
  • The Bok Choy was $1.99 and we used about half or $1.00 per serve
  • Add 50c for Ginger and other ingredients.

A very tasty broth, with perfectly cooked Eggs and Shrimp for $6.18 per serve.

Jan 15: Tarte Aux Champignons with a Garden Salad


For lunch we cooked two of our remaining Sausage Rolls for $4.88 per serve with a slide salad.


At the last minute we were forced to change plans, so we reheated a Tarte Aux Champignons from Trader Joe’s and served with a Garden Salad.

  • The Tarte Aux Champignons was $4.49 or $2.25 per serve
  • Add 80c for Garden Salad.

The Tarte was quite tasty and contributed to a decent meal for $3.05 per serve.

Jan 14: Macadamia Nut Crusted Flounder with Japanese Coleslaw


We were in Simi Valley so we picked up Scallops, Fries and Coleslaw from Mr Fish and Chips. After a small price increase it was $7.64 per serve with tax and tip, which is still very good value.


Foodie Greg found some Macadamia Nut Crusted Flounder at Aldi so we decided to give it a try. We served with a Japanese inspired Coleslaw.

  • The Flounder was $6.99 or $3.50 per serve
  • The Coleslaw Mix adds 45c per serve
  • Add 40c for Dressing Ingredients.

The Flounder was okay, without being outstanding. A decent meal for $4.35 per serve.

Jan 13: Lamb Chops Braised in Kashmiri Sauce with Brown Rice and Peas and a Tomato Salad with Mint Dressing


We had a simple Cheese Salad Sandwich for lunch.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 74c per serve
  • Sliced Gouda is 34c per serve
  • Add 50c for Salad ingredients.

Toasting the bread before making the sandwich gives good textural variety. A decent sandwich for $1.58 per serve.


While we cooked in a Kashmiri Sauce, when combined they make Lamb Rogan Josh. We served with Brown Rice and Peas and a Tomato Salad with Mint Dressing.

  • The generously portioned Lamb Shoulder Chops were $17.68 or $8.84 per serve
  • Brown Rice adds 34c per serve
  • Add 45c for frozen Green Peas
  • Cherry Tomatoes were $2.97 and we used half, or 75c per serve
  • Add 10c for Shallot
  • Add 30c for Yoghurt
  • Mint came from our garden.

An excellent meal. The Lamb was very tender and tasty and very close to perfect! A very good meal for $10.78 per serve.

Jan 12: The Country Deli Skirt Steak Dinner


Since we had some Cuban Roast Pork left, we decided on a Pork Salad Sandwich.

  • The Cuban Roast Pork was $2.95 per serve, and we shared one, or $1.04 per serve
  • Dave’s Killer Bread adds 74c per serve
  • Beets add 20c per serve
  • Lettuce adds 20c per serve
  • Add 60c for Garlic Spread and Mayo.

A pretty good sandwich for $2.78 per serve.


It has been a while, but we returned to The Country Deli for the Marinated Skirt Steak with Home Fries and Sautéed Vegetables, to which we added three Eggs for Foodie Philip.

  • The Marinated Skirt Steak Meal is $36.21 with tax and tip, or $18.11 per serve
  • Pastured Eggs are 38c each, or 57c per serve.

An excellent meal for $18.68 per serve.

Jan 11: Eggs in Purgatory


We still had Quick Moussaka left over, despite already getting four serves, so we heated it and served on Toast.

  • The Moussaka has already been accounted for
  • A slice of Dave’s Killer Bread is 37c.

The Moussaka was very reminiscent of “Savory Mince on Toast” (Mince = Ground Beef) from the Foodies’ childhood, and a tasty lunch for 37c!


Our Meatless Monday became a Meatless Tuesday with Eggs in Purgatory.

  • Two Pastured Eggs are 76c per serve
  • The Organic Marinara Sauce was $1.69 or 85c per serve
  • Italian Bread adds 28c per serve.

A decent meal for $1.89 per serve.

Jan 10: Cubano with Fries


The weather was still cold (for Southern California) so we opted for the Aldi Potato Soup for $1.03 per serve.


We took some of the remaining Cuban Roast Pork and made some pretty good Cubano sandwiches that we served with Oven Fries.

  • The Bagel is 58c per serve
  • The Cuban Roast Pork was $2.95 per serve, and we shared one, or $1.04 per serve
  • The Breakfast Ham is $2.99 for six, or 50c per serve
  • Add 30c for Pickles
  • Add 34c for a slice of Gouda Cheese
  • The Oven Fries were $1.49 and we shared half, or 38c per serve.

A very tasty meal for $3.14 per serve.

Jan 9: Cuban Style Roast Pork with Cuban Black Beans and Brown Rice


The Foodies had a late breakfast of Protein enhance Pancakes.

  • Pancake mix is 75c per serve
  • A pat of Butter adds 25c
  • Nutella adds 52c per serve.

A tasty brunch for $1.52 per serve.


Time for Cuban-Style Roast Pork with Mojo Sauce, tonight with a Black Bean Salad and Brown Rice. We will get four serves from the Pork.

  • The Pork Butt was around $8.62 after all discounts, or $2.16 per serve
  • Limes were 56c or 14c per serve
  • Grapefruit was $1.39 or 35c per serve
  • Navel Oranges were $1.19 or 30c per serve
  • Cuban Black Beans were $2.99 or $1.50 per serve
  • Add 34c for Brown Rice.

Tonight’s Pork was tender and juicy, and a cut above our regular Pork Butt. It was a very tasty meal for $4.79 per serve.