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Galley Notes: Cooking for $15 a day...on a sailboat!

Dueling Samosas 
Aug. 14, 2009 4:47 pm 
Updated: Aug. 17, 2009 7:42 am

What a relaxing week I have had! Husband T took over the menu challenge this week ($15/day, breakfast and dinner, food and drink), and planned, shopped , and cooked every day. We had some great meals- Sunday was pot roast and vegetables in the slow cooker, Monday spinach salad, Tuesday veggie lasagne (with an extra pan for the freezer!), Wednesday bbq beef sandwiches from the leftover roast with carmelized carrots, and Thursday was samosas made from the leftover slow cooker veggies- apples, sweet potatoes, onions, peppers, and peas. He bought crescent rolls on sale and stuffed them with the veggies, adding cumin and curry. He deep fried the first couple...SO GOOD. The dough was literally melting in our mouths. It was too decadent. He baked the remainder in the oven...so good, but being a grease freak I preferred the deep fried! He served the dueling samosas with a sauce made of sour cream, avocado, hummus,and hot peppers, along with steamed broccoli and jasmine rice.

Wow! T can take over the menu anytime! At this point he is about $20 under budget. We are having dinner out tonight, and he's bought some pork chops for dinner Saturday. He also bought some random items on sale that will set me up nicely for my menu next week...even if I can beat his $$, nothing beats hubby in the kitchen for a week!

Assembling the veggie lasagne

Deep Fried Samosas (center) versus baked...I vote for fried!
BBQ Beef Sandwiches
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Veggie Lasagne
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Aug. 14, 2009 5:11 pm
Oh my, it's nearing my dinner time and you are making me soooo hungry! Everything looks amazing--big pat on the back to T! :)
Aug. 14, 2009 5:57 pm
Your veggie lasagne looks delicious!
Aug. 14, 2009 6:53 pm
Your crescent roll samosas look delicious. Oooh, and the sauce--that sounds AWESOME. I know I would have loved the deep-fried ones, too (just love the extra flavor and crispiness you get from the oil)!
Aug. 14, 2009 7:05 pm
looking good again barb! and under budget! way to go!
Aug. 15, 2009 7:56 am
Oh my...Looks yummy! Good luck with beating Hubby on your budget challenge...I'm rooting for YOU! LOL!
Aug. 15, 2009 10:33 am
Way to go Barb....He cooks, shops, he looks good in the kitchen, he's a captain, you're still under budget,..... life is good
Aug. 15, 2009 6:42 pm
how delightful to have a hubby who loves to cook and takes up the challenge willingly! so glad you two are able to live such a dream as well as photograph it and share it with others. we are blessed!
Aug. 16, 2009 6:27 am
That veggie lasagna looks amazing!!! recipe!!!?
Aug. 17, 2009 7:42 am
Hi, the recipe is just a basic lasagne with spinach, onions, peppers, and lots of cheese!
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I live on a sailboat in the Virgin Islands with a tiny fridge, so there is no room for leftovers. I love the ingredient search on this site...I never waste anything! It's very expensive to live here, so we do a menu challenge-trying to spend less than $15 a day on food.
My favorite things to cook
I am a jewelry designer and work for myself, so I have the flexibility to make time-consuming or complicated meals, but I usually end up making something quick and easy or using the slow cooker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oyster dressing is a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I keep Grandma's handwritten recipe and follow it exactly.
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My very first turkey for my husband! It's called a Black Turkey, and the best I've ever had!
My cooking tragedies
There was a Key Lime Pie that we do not talk about!
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