Jun 19: Avocado & Trout; BBQ

Lunch

For lunch we shared a tin of smoked trout, an avocado and some garlic spread on two sandwiches.

  • The bread is $5.99 for 18 slides or 66c per sandwich serve
  • The avocado cost 79c and we shared one or 40c per serve
  • The smoked trout is $3.49 per can and we shared one, or $1.75 per serve
  • Add 20c for garlic spread.

A decent sandwich for $3.01 per serve.

Dinner

The Foodies were in San Diego for a product demonstration and were treated to some very good BBQ at Corbin’s Q.

Jun 18: Avocado & Trout; Creole Style Jambalaya

Lunch

Because we had an avocado that needed using we did Avocado and Smoked Trout sandwiches.

  • The bread is $5.99 for 18 slides or 66c per sandwich serve
  • The avocado cost 79c, or 40c per serve
  • The smoked trout is $3.49 per can and we shared one, or $1.75 per serve
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We both really like the new bread and this combination is pretty good for $2.79 per serve.

Dinner

For dinner we served two more of the “four serves” this recipe was supposed to make, but there are two more remaining. We finished the shrimp by steaming over the reheated rice mix.

At $5.66 per serve this is pretty good.

Jun 17: Caramelized Beef in Hot Panini Rolls; Soba and Vegetable Stir Fry

Lunch

We still had some of the Vietnamese Style Caramelized Beef so we heated a Panini Roll and stuffed the beef in and topped with Pickled Onion.

  • The roll is 63c
  • The beef is $2.11 per serve
  • Add 10c for Pickled Onion.

A very tasty lunch for $2.84 per serve.

Dinner

Tonight’s Meatless Monday was a return to the Stir-fry Vegetable and Soba Noodle kit from Trader Joes.

  • The Stir-fry Kit was $4.99 or $2.50 per serve
  • Sugar Snap Peas were $3.49 and we each had ¼, or 88c per serve.

The sauce in the Stir-fry had good flavor so it wasn’t a bad meal for $3.38 per serve.

Jun 16: Spicy Tomato Broth Over Toast with Fried Egg(s); Roast Chicken Leg with Sugar Snap Peas (Scorched and Raw) Over Burrata

Lunch

For lunch we heated the left over broth from Friday’s Mussells and spread it over toast, and topped it with a fried egg (or two for Foodie Philip).

  • Bread was 16c per serve
  • The broth has already been accounted for
  • Each egg is 51c or an average of 76c per serve.

The broth went very well with the eggs and the toast gave us a textural difference. A simple, but good lunch for 92c per serve.

Dinner

We reheated the remaining BBQ Chicken – the legs – and served with Sugar Snap peas two ways: Scorched in the Stir-fry pan and raw. They were served atop a split, and spread, Burrata.

  • The Chicken was $6.99 or $1.75 per serve
  • Sugar Snap Peas were $3.49 and we each had ¼, or 88c per serve
  • The Burrata was $3.99 or $2.00 per serve
  • Add 30c for Olive Oil.

The chicken was decent, but the scorched peas on the Burrata was the highlight. While the raw peas provided a textural difference they didn’t add much flavor. A pretty good meal for $4.93 per serve.

Jun 15: BBQ Chicken, Heirloom Tomato in a Hot Panini Roll; Creole Style Jambalaya with Shrimp

Lunch

As we still had a chicken breast and the remaining half tomato, we repeated yesterday’s lunch, but on a hot panini roll.

  • The roll is 63c
  • The Heirloom Tomato was $1.70 and we used half today, or 43c per serve
  • The Chicken was $6.99 and we shared ¼ or 88c per serve
  • Add 20c for garlic spread.

An excellent reprise of a great sandwich for $2.14 per serve.

Dinner

Tonight we returned to a long time favorite: Jambalaya.

  • 1 lb of shrimp is $9.99,  or $2.50 per serve
  • Real pork andouille sausage from our local Ralph’s supermarket is $6.99 or $1.75 per serve
  • Canned fire roasted tomatoes cost $1.69 or 43c per serve
  • Bell pepper was 69c or 18c per serve
  • Scallions, onion, garlic  and herbs adds 35c per serve
  • Tomato paste adds 12c per serve
  • Rice adds 33c per serve.

Even though we dropped the chicken, this is a generous portion with good spice from the andouille, for $5.66 per serve. It’s likely we’ll get more than four serves from the base Jambalaya, without the shrimp.

Jun 14: Hot Roast Chicken & Heirloom Tomato on a Fresh Baguette; Mussels in a Spicy Tomato Broth with Toasted Baguette and Garlic ‘Mayonnaise’

Lunch

On our irregular trips to Jons we always come back with a Roast Chicken and fresh baguette. Today we also picked up a Heirloom Tomato.

  • The Baguette is $2.79 but we shared half for lunch, or 70c per serve
  • The Heirloom Tomato was $1.70 and we used half today, or 43c per serve
  • The Chicken was $6.99 and we shared ¼ or 88c per serve
  • Add 20c for garlic spread.

As always great ingredients make simple food, great food for $2.21 per serve.

Dinner

A new recipe for “Fishy Friday:” Mussels in Spicy Tomato Broth using prepackaged cooked Mussels from Ralph’s.

  • The Mussels were $2.99 or $1.50 per serve
  • Canned Fire Roasted Tomatoes we’re $3.99 or $2.00 per serve
  • Celery Hearts were $1.99, but we used ¼ of the packet or 25c per serve
  • Add 40c per serve for butter
  • Add 50c for Sherry (for Mirin), garlic and ginger
  • The rest of the Baguette was 70c per serve
  • The Garlic Spread adds 40c per serve.

This turned out really well. The broth had a deep rich, slightly Asian, flavor and the toasted Baguette with Garlic Spread was a revelation! So good. At $5.75 we’ll have this again.

Jun 13: Egg Salad, Turkey Breast & Olive Tapenade; Chipotle

Lunch

Two regular sandwiches on our new favorite bread – Dave’s Killer Bread Powerseed – one with Egg Salad and Sprouts, the other with Roast Turkey Breast and Olive Tapenade.

  • The olive tapenade was $2.99 for the jar, but we used about one quarter, or 38c per serve
  • The egg salad is $3.69 for 10 oz and we used 2 oz per serve, or 92c per serve
  • The Dave’s Killer Bread is 66c per serve – expensive but worth it
  • Add 20c for garlic spread.

A couple of decent sandwiches for $2.16 per serve.d

Dinner

Foodie Philip was presenting at the LAPPG group and both Foodies shared the celebratory meal sponsored by Zeiss.

Jun 12: Kumato & Cheddar, Egg Salad & Sprouts Sandwiches; Top Sirloin with Thai Inspired Salad

Lunch

We repeated the Kumato and Cheddar sandwich and paired it with an Egg Salad sandwich, and shared both.

  • Trader Joe’s Multigrain bread is 33c per serve
  • The egg salad is $3.69 for 10 oz and we used 2 oz per serve, or 37c per serve
  • Five Kumato were $3.49 and we shared one, or 35c per serve
  • The Old Crock cheddar was $5.45 or 51c per serve
  • Add 20c for garlic spread.

While the Egg Salad sandwich is good, we like the Kumato and Cheddar better. Both good for $1.76 per serve.

Dinner

Since we had Top Sirloin from our Keller Crafted delivery, we decided to grill and serve with a Thai Inspired Salad

  • The top sirloin from the Keller Crafted delivery was $12.36 or $6.18 per serve
  • The red pepper was $1.99 but we shared half, or 50c per serve
  • The peas were $3.99 but we only used ¼ or 50c per serve
  • A Nappa Cabbage was $2.39 but we split half between lunch and dinner tomorrow night, or 30c per serve
  • We used about 1/4 of the $6.99 pack of Chili Lime Cashews, or $1.17 per serve
  • Thai Basil was $1.99 and we shared ¼ or 25c per serve.
  • Add 70c for dressing and marinade ingredients.

The steak had great flavor from the marinade and was cooked perfectly. The Thai inspired salad was a nice complement, although Foodie Philip picked out the Thai Basil from his serve. Overall a good meal for $8.60 per serve.

Jun 11: Turkey & Avocado, Kumato & Cheddar; Caramelized Beef with Soba Noodles and Vietnamese Salad

Lunch

We shared a Turkey Breast and Avocado and a Kumato and Cheddar sandwich.

  • Trader Joe’s Multigrain bread is 33c per serve
  • The turkey is $3.49 and we shared ⅓ or 58c per serve
  • The avocado was $1.25 and we shared half, or 32c per serve
  • Five Kumato were $3.49 and we shared one, or 35c per serve
  • The Old Crock cheddar was $5.45 or 51c per serve
  • Add 20c for garlic spread.

Both sandwiches were good but we preferred the Kumato and Cheddar. Not bad for $2.29 per serve.

Dinner

We used some ground beef instead of pork in a meal loosely based on the Vietnamese Pork Bowl recipe, but with soba noodles.

  • The ground beef was $8.45 and we’ll got four serves from that, or $2.11 per serve
  • Soba noodles add 40c per serve
  • A Nappa Cabbage was $2.39 but we split half between lunch and dinner tomorrow night, or 30c per serve
  • Add 45c for carrot, cucumber and dressing ingredients.

A decent meal for $3.26 per serve.

Jun 10: Egg Salad Sandwich; Southwestern Salad with Corn and Black Beans topped with Cotija

Lunch

Today we made a Egg Salad sandwich with sprouts.

  • The Trader Joe’s Multigrain bread is 33c3 per serve
  • The egg salad is $3.69 for 10 oz and we used 2 oz per serve, or 92c per serve
  • The watercress cost $1.99 and we shared about 1/8 or 12c per serve.

We still enjoyed this roll a lot for $1.67 per serve.

Dinner

We took the remaining Southwest Salad and added frozen corn and a can of black beans before topping with a powdery layer of Cotija.

  • The salad was $2.99 and we used half, or 75c per serve.
  • The beans are 99c a can or 50c per serve
  • Corn adds 25c per serve
  • Add 40c for Cotija.

A pretty decent salad for $1.90 per serve.