Nov 24: Bacon, Scrambled Eggs & Blistered Tomatoes on Toast; Spanish Style Meatloaf with Black Beans

Lunch

For Lunch we fried off some Bacon and blistered some Cherry Tomatoes. We then scrambled eggs and stacked it all on Toast.

  • The Dave’s Killer Bread is 33c per serve
  • Two eggs each are $1.02 per serve
  • A Rasher or Bacon is 67c per serve
  • The cherry tomatoes were $2.99 and we used 1/3 or 50c per serve.

A good Sunday lunch for $2.52 per serve.

Dinner

We returned to the Spanish-Style Meatloaf with a mix of ground pork and ground Turkey. Although we skipped the cheese, we will get four serves from this meatloaf.

  • The pork came from our Keller Crafted meat delivery – 1 lb of ground pork cost $8.31 or $2.08 per serve
  • The Ground Turkey was $2.99 or 50c per serve
  • The potato was 75c or 19c per serve
  • The orange bell pepper was $1.99 or 50c per serve
  • Instead of white bread we used Panko breadcrumbs at $2.99 for 16oz and we used 8oz or 37c per serve
  • An pastured egg is 51c or 13c per serve
  • Add 30c per serve for paprika, onion, garlic, thyme and seasoning
  • The Black Beans are 50c per serve.

The combination of smoked paprika and pork made this very reminiscent of dry chorizo, except with a much lighter texture and it paired well with the Black Beans for $4.57 per serve.

Nov 23: Tuna & Avocado, Hummus & Sprouts; Sausage and Bean Casserole

Lunch

Today’s sandwiches returned to the Hummus and Sprouts we enjoyed last week, and paired it with a Smoked Tuna & Avocado. Unfortunately the Avocado was over-ripe so we didn’t harvest a lot of flesh.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • The Sprouts are $2.99 and we use ¼ per sandwich, or 38c per serve
  • The Hummus was $3.99 and we used ¼ or 50c per serve
  • The Tuna Pouch is 99c or 50c per serve
  • The Avocado was two for $1.98 or 45c per serve.

Two good sandwiches for $2.49 per serve.

Dinner

For dinner we repeated the Sausage and Bean Casserole for $5.08 per serve.

Nov 22: Gyro; Clam Chowder

Lunch

The Foodies were close to the New York Chicken and Gyro so we picked up Lamb Gyros for $8.17 per serve with tax and tip.

Dinner

Being Fishy Friday we decided on homemade Clam Chowder using Foodie Greg’s own recipe, which made six serves in total.

  • The Clams and Clam Juice were $11.49 or $1.92 per serve
  • Celery was 99c but we used half, or 8c per serve
  • Russet Potatoes were $1.83 or 31c per serve
  • Bacon was $7.99 for 12 rashers and we used two, or 22c per serve
  • Half and Half is $1.49 or 25c per serve
  • Add 20c per serve for other ingredients.

This made an excellent Clam Chowder, with abundant “clammage” and a smooth creamy texture. A great soup for $2.98 per serve.

Nov 21: Hummus & Sprouts, Cheddar & Kumato; Rump Steak with Farrow Tabbouleh

Lunch

Our sandwiches today were the very successful Hummus & Sprouts paired with a Cheddar and Kumato sandwich.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • The Sprouts are $2.99 and we use ¼ per sandwich, or 38c per serve
  • The Hummus was $3.99 and we used ¼ or 50c per serve
  • The Old Croc is $4.99 and we used half, or $1.25 per serve
  • Five Kumato were $3.49 and we shared one, or 35c per serve.

Both sandwiches were tasty for $3.14 per serve.

Dinner

For dinner we pan seared two small Top Sirloin steaks from our meat box, and paired with a Farrow Tabbouleh.

  • The top sirloin from the Keller Crafted delivery was $12.36 or $6.18 per serve
  • The farrow was $1.79 for the pack, but we shared ⅓ or 10c per serve
  • Béarnaise sauce was $3.29 and we used ¼ or 42c per serve
  • The cherry tomatoes were $2.99 and we used half or 75c per serve
  • Parsley was 33c or 16c per serve
  • Add 30c for seasoning.

The Steak was a little disappointing. While it had great flavor it was somewhat tougher than we have come to expect from Keller. Still an enjoyable meal for $7.91 per serve.

Nov 20: White Chili in Panini Roll; Pizza

Lunch

For lunch we finished cooking some Panini Rolls and finished the left over White Pork Chili.

  • The Panini Roll is 63c
  • The Chili is $5.72 a serve, but we shared a half, or $1.43 per serve.

It was a decent lunch for $2.06 per serve.

Dinner

Tonight was our regular User Group meeting that always finishes with pizza for $10 per person.

Nov 19: Sweet & Spicy Tuna Melt, Turkey Breast, Kumato Melt; Sausage and Bean Casserole

Lunch

For lunch the Foodies returned to toasted sandwiches: Sweet & Spicy Tuna, Capers & Swiss, Smoked Turkey Breast, Kumato & Swiss.

  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve
  • Sweet & Spicy Tuna is 50c per serve
  • The Smoked Turkey is $3.49 for 10 slices, & we used two, or 35c per serve
  • Swiss slices are 12 for $3.99 or 34c per serve
  • Add 30c for butter, capers and garlic spread.

On a cool day toasted sandwiches are a delight, for $2.15 per serve.

Dinner

Having picked up some fresh Pork Chorizo Sausages from Whole Foods we decided to cook them in a Sausage and Bean Casserole that will give us four serves.

  • The Pork Chorizo Sausages were $11.32 or $2.83 per serve
  • Bell Pepper was $1.99 or 50c per serve
  • Black Eyed Peas cost $1.19 or 30c per serve
  • White wine adds 25c per serve
  • Fire Roasted canned tomatoes were $2.39 or 60c per serve
  • Add 60c for seasoning, onion and garlic.

A warming, filling stew that tasted pretty good for $5.08 per serve.

Nov 18: Panini Rolls with White Chili; Spicy Tahini & Avocado Soba

Lunch

For lunch we finished cooking some Panini Rolls and reheated the left over White Pork Chili.

  • The Panini Roll is 63c
  • The Chili is $5.72 a serve, but we shared a half, or $1.43 per serve.

It was a decent lunch for $2.06 per serve.

Dinner

Our Meatless Monday tonight was a Spicy Tahini & Avocado Soba Salad.

  • Soba Noodles are $3.29 and we used about ⅓ or 55c per serve
  • Two Avocados were $1.98 and we shared one, or 50c per serve
  • Mung Bean Sprouts were $2.49 and we used about half, or 63c per serve
  • The Spinach was $1.99 and we used 1/4, or 13c per serve
  • Add 50c for Tahini and seasoning.

A decent meal for $2.31 per serve.

Nov 17: Heuvos Rancheros; Lamb Loin Chops with Mung Bean Salad

Lunch

Today we had Heuvos Rancheros from La Fiesta nearby, for $9.63 per serve with tax and tip.

Dinner

Tonight we grilled Lamb Loin Chops from Whole Foods, and served with a Mung Bean Sprout Salad.

  • The Lamb Loin Chops were $11.69 or $5.85 per serve
  • Mung Bean Sprouts were $2.49 and we used about half, or 63c per serve
  • A Fresno Peppeer was 35c or 18c per serve
  • Add 30c for other ingredients.

The Loin Chops were great and the salad a good balance for $6.96 per serve.

Nov 16: Supermarket Sushi; Flat Iron Steak/Bone in Pork Chop with Dandelion Green Salad

Lunch

Since Foodie Greg was shopping at Whole Foods anyway, he picked up some Seared Albacore and Tuna Nigiri for $15.24 per serve.

Dinner

The Foodies had one Flat Iron Steak from our meat box, and one Bone in Pork Chop, so we Souse Vidé both and gave them a quick sear. We shared the pork chop because it was 50% larger than the Flat Iron.

  • The pork chop was $9.71
  • The Flat Iron steak was about $12.54
  • The average cost of Protein was $11.13 per serve
  • Dandelion Greens were $3.49 and we used half, or 88c per serve
  • Pomegranate Seeds were $3.99 and we used half, or $1.00 per serve
  • Blue cheese crumbles were $3.49 and we used 1/4 or 22c per serve
  • Add 30c for Dressing ingredients.

The Steak had a great beefy flavor and both proteins were cooked perfectly. A great meal for $13.53 per serve.

Nov 15: Afghani Pita; Soba Soup with Shrimp and Greens

Lunch

For lunch the Foodies decided on Skewers Afghani: Foodie Greg had Falafel while Foodie Philip had Kobide. With tax and tip it was $10.30 per serve.

Dinner

After our great Pho in Cupertino, we decided to make our own, greatly simplified version: Soba Soup with Shrimp and Greens.

  • 1 lb of shrimp is $10.99,  or $2.75 per serve
  • The Dashi (Kombu and Bonito) was $7.99 and we used 2/7, or $1.14 per serve
  • Pastured Eggs are 51c per serve
  • Soba Noodles are $3.29 and we used about ⅓ or 55c per serve
  • Dandelion Greens were $3.49 and we used half, or 88c per serve
  • Add $1.00 for other ingredients.

While not in the same class as on our recent trip, but we enjoyed it and would do it again for $6.83 per serve.