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Health, Home, and Happiness: Cheese and Salmon on crackers- Sunday Lunch

Monday, March 15, 2010

Cheese and Salmon on crackers- Sunday Lunch

Sundays I decided I don't want to cook ;) I'll do scrambled eggs in the mornings, then we have crackers, cheese, and salmon for lunch and dinner.

Cost breakdown for one meal:
Crackers (pita crackers from Costco- refined flour, but no other 'junk' in them) $6.49/4 meals=$1.60
Cheese from Costco $6.49/2 meals=$3.24
Smoked Salmon is $13/2 meals in the package=$6.50 
$11.34 total /3 people eating = $3.78 per person.
The green is my artichoke-spinach-parmesan dip.  I had it in the fridge leftover from what I brought to my friend Rachel's house... it has a lot of garlic in it, I forget that I should use way less garlic when cooking for others.  Not everyone lives with the belief of when in doubt, add more garlic that we have in our home.

And while a soaked whole grain cracker would be better, and it would be better if the smoked salmon didn't contain sugar, this is nice compromise meal. Easy for mom, not too expensive, and the fish and cheese pack a lot of nutrients.

Do you have compromise meals at your house? 
Part of Real Food Wednesday and Pennywise Platters Thursday

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Blogger Briana said...

Those look really good. Pleasing to the eye and the palate!

I found an almond cracker recipe that is yummy. I'll have to make a batch and post the recipe.

Thanks for your comment. I am probably eating too little. I get hungry and "think" I have eaten enough but still feel hungry. I am going to request eat fat, lose fat from my library. I do take coconut in my tea to get my fat intake up. I might buy gaps when I turn in some points for amazon gift cards. I am at my usual breastfeeding weight so I might just have to wait 'till the babe is done. He is down to two feedings a day. Thanks for getting me thinking about it!

March 15, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

Popcorn - popped on the stove top with coconut oil
Sliced Cheeses and Apples

The girls and I find this sufficient but hubby just thinks of it as a snack - so he rummages through the leftovers;-) We have been eating this on Sunday evenings and eating leftovers for Sunday lunches - I too have needed to take this day "off" from cooking.

March 15, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger kc said...

When I want a compromise meal involving crackers, I use Carr's Water Crackers since they don't contain GMOs (and are readily available). Every cracker I have seen that is made in the USA uses enriched flour. All enriched products in the USA will contain GMO corn, including iodized salt and vitamin D milk. Ironically, refined flour would actually be better for us (or maybe less bad for us) if they didn't use synthetic vitamins to boost its health claims.

March 15, 2010 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Cara @ Health Home and Happiness said...

Thanks for the Carr's Water Crackers suggestion, that's an easy switch- I'll be buying those next time I'm at the store.

I feel the same way about 'Enriched' flour.

March 15, 2010 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Kael said...

I also live by the "when in doubt, add more garlic" rule, often to the chagrin of my husband!

March 15, 2010 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

You mean not everyone like garlic to excess??? Who knew!! I like easy meals on Sunday too, momma needs a day of rest also!

March 17, 2010 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger jennielee226 said...

Our compromise meal is usualy store bought white pasta with homemade sauce from the freezer. I keep it in a bag rather than in a jar so that i can just cut the bag open and put it in the pot. No defrost time.

March 18, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Rebeccah said...

I wanted to comment on the smoked salmon, YUM! You said that you would rather it not have sugar in it.. I don't think you can find smoked anything without sugar (or honey).. most all brines contain, salt and sugar.. :-)

You should smoke some of the fish you and your hubby are catching. We have a big cheif smoker, which has been worth it's weight in gold! We smoke all kinds of meat in it. Delicious...

March 20, 2010 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Cara @ Health Home and Happiness said...

We're considering getting a smoker- thanks for the recommendation! I'd rather have honey than sugar :)

March 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Rebeccah said...

Cara, I've made jerky & smoked salmon with a salt/honey brine(use equal amnts of each), it works great! We've also smoked trout.. yum! It has been well worth our investment :-)

March 21, 2010 at 9:39 PM  

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