An essential shopping trip took us to Jon’s market where we always pick up a Baguette and Roast Chicken. Fortunately both were available this trip. Along with a Kumato and some Garlic Spread this is a great sandwich.
- The Baguette is $2.99 and we shared half for lunch, or 75c per serve
- The Chicken is $6.99 and we shared ¼ or 88c per serve
- Five Kumato were $3.49 and we had one each, or 70c per serve
- Add 50c for Garlic Spread.
As always, simple, but great ingredients make a great sandwich for $2.83 per serve.
We took the easy path tonight and heated some Lamb Vindaloo with Rice meals and served with some Buttered Spinach.
- The Lamb Vindaloo was $4.49 per serve
- The Spinach was $1.49 and we served half, or 38c per serve
- Add 30c for Butter.
The Vindaloo was pretty good for frozen, and overall the meal was successful for $5.17 per serve.
Today we opened a can of Giant Baked Beans, added a slice of Swiss & toasted until delicious.
A classic sandwich for $2.00 per serve.
Tonight was our first time preparing Enchiladas. Because it’s Meatless Monday we filled them with Black Bean, Corn and Onion, and covered with Enchilada Sauce.
- The Black Beans were 49c or 25c per serve
- The Tortillas were free with our Heuvos Rancheros last Friday
- The Enchilada Sauce was $1.56 or 78c per serve
- Add 50c for cheese
- Add 55c for Avocado and Yoghurt.
The Enchiladas were tasty enough without being exciting. We found them very filling! We had prepared seven Enchiladas, but Foodie Greg ate only one; Foodie Philip Two. Even wasting over half the servings, it was still only $2.08 per serve. (If we’d served it all, it would have been $1.30 per serve.)
We shared the final serve of Côte d’Azur (Cure All) Soup with a hot Panini Roll.
- The Panini Roll is 63c
- We shared a $4.98 serve of soupier $2.49.
A warming lunch for $3.12 per serve.
The pan seared Meatloaf takes on a great crust, and the Spaghetti Squash and Sugar Snap Peas were a great accompaniment for $5.20 per serve.
- The Meatloaf was $3.48 per half serve
- The Spaghetti Squash was $1.38 or 69c per serve
- The Sugar Snap Peas were $2.49 and we used half, or 63c per serve
- Add 40c for Butter and other ingredients.
Meatloaf is always better seared the second time around. It makes a tasty meal for $5.20 per serve.
A simple toasted Everything Bagel with Avocado & Garlic Spread on one half, and Neufchâtel on the other.
- Five Bagels were $2.89 or 58c per serve
- Neufchâtel is 95c or 12c per serve
- The avocado was four for $2.99 and we shared one, or 38c per serve.
A tasty lunch for $1.08 per serve.
We finished the Jambalaya for $6.31 per serve.
At lunch we supported our local Mexican restaurant by getting take-out Heuvos Rancheros for $10.00 per serve with tax and tip.
Tonight we experimented with some prepared Salt & Pepper Calamari, which we served with a “clean out the refrigerator” stir-fry with Cabbage, Noodles and Snow Peas.
- The Salt & Pepper Calamari was $13.98 for two boxes or $4.66 per serve
- The Udon Noodles were $3.29, but we used ⅓ or 55c per serve
- The cabbage was 38c, or 13c per serve
- Add 40c for other ingredients.
The Salt & Pepper Calamari (Whole Foods) was tasty and very tender. Overall it was very successful, although we had more than a generous serve. The stir-fry gave some balance to the meal for $5.74 per serve.
The Foodies and Niece went to In and Out Burger for $4.87 per serve with tax.
The American eating experience has to include a meatloaf, so Foodie Greg made our favorite Red Wine and Mushroom Meatloaf, and served with another favorite: Blue Cheese Gnocchi, with Cauliflower Gnocchi.
- The dry aged ground beef was $20.16 or $5.04 per serve
- Sliced portobello mushrooms were $2.49 or 63 per serve
- Onions and garlic add 20c per serve
- Two large eggs are $1.02 or 25c per serve
- The butter is $3.99 per block, and we used about 3/8 for four serves, or 38c per serve
- Red wine adds $1.00 or 25c per serve
- Add 20c for Worcestershire sauce and other spices per serve
- The English Peas were $3.49 and we served half, or 88c per serve
- The gnocchi was $2.69 or 67c per serve
- Blue cheese crumbles were $3.49 and we used half or 44c per serve
- Heavy cream is $3.29 per pint, but we used only ¼ or 21c per serve.
As always a great Meatloaf and side for $9.15 per serve.
After shopping both home renovation stores we headed a little further and picked up a Lamb Yeros from New York Chicken and Gyro for $8.17 with tax and tip.
Now that we have our Duck technique down – sous vidé to medium rare, then sear the fat side – we were able to prepare a near perfect Duck breast for our niece.
- The Duck was $13.11 or $4.37 per serve
- The Potato Medley was $3.49 and we used half, or 88c per serve
- The Green Chard was $1.99 or 67c per serve.
The verdict was “best duck ever” so we did well for $5.92 per serve.
Just because we’re “social distancing” it doesn’t mean we have to eat badly. Today we had Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese & Kumato on an Everything Bagel.
- Six Bagels were $5.49 or 92c per serve
- Smoked Salmon was $7.99 or $2.67 per serve
- Five Kumato were $3.49 and we had one each, or 70c per serve
- Whipped Cream Cheese is $1.99 or 33c per serve.
A little luxury at home for $4.62 per serve.
Tonight we cooked a very Shrimp heavy Jambalaya.
- Real pork andouille sausage from our local Ralph’s supermarket is $6.99 or $1.40 per serve
- 1 lb of shrimp is $10.99, or $3.67 per serve
- Canned fire roasted tomatoes cost $1.69 or 34c per serve
- Bell pepper was 69c or 15c per serve
- Scallions, onion, garlic and herbs adds 30c per serve
- Tomato paste adds 12c per serve
- Rice adds 33c per serve.
As always a very tasty meal for $6.31 per serve.
We had planned to take our niece to The Country Deli for lunch, but Coronavirus restrictions meant we got take-out instead. Foodie Philip went for the sandwich version of the Marinated Skirt Steak, while Foodie Greg and niece shared a Turkey Ruben. Lunch at the Deli averaged $22.16 with tax and tip.
Since Côte d’Azur (Cure-All Soup) is basically stock, eggs and cheese, it definitely qualifies as a Meatless Monday meal.
- Six pastured brown eggs are $3.06 or $1.53 per serve
- A whole head of garlic went into the soup: 50c or 25c per serve
- Organic chicken stock was $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
- Parmesan cost $5.49 and we used it all, or $1.80 per serve.
- Add 40c for herbs, oil and seasonings.
Whether you’re sick or not this is a great soup for $4.98 per serve.
For lunch we enjoyed a Bahn Mi for $9.27 per serve with tax and tip.
Since we received another Pork Shoulder we revisited the Cuban-Style Roast Pork with Mojo Sauce.
- The Pork Butt was around $18.50 or $6.17 per serve
- Navel Oranges were $3.83 or $1.28 per serve
- Limes were $2.45 or 82c per serve
- Add 50c for the canned Cuban Beans.
This is now officially our favorite way to use our Pork Butt. A great meal for $8.77 per serve.