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

Lamb Stew...or Goat Water? 
Jan. 13, 2010 6:23 am 
Updated: Jan. 14, 2010 12:41 pm

We started off our menu week on Sunday having leftover lamb stew that I made on Saturday. I really liked it the first day, but by the following day it had become much more...flavorful. Normally when I eat lamb, it's just a little chop, a little bit of flavor, but this stew was slow cooked with a bunch of vegetables, and infused with lambiness. Husband T mentioned that it was probably because I bought goat meat in disguise.

Now, goat is a very popular dish here in the Virgin Islands. A lot of people raise them and if you eat at a cafeteria or from the hot line at the grocery, you will find Goat Water. Not a great name, but basically goat stew. The thought of goat stew kind of turned my taste buds off. But what is the difference between a goat and a lamb? Husband insists that they are the same, but I can tell you after a little internet research, they are different, and many say goat meat tastes a little more beefy. Well, I may be waiting a while before making another lamb dish.

We had quiche twice this week, what a great way to use up the random stuff in the fridge! We don't always keep eggs because they take up so much room in the tiny fridge that we have on the boat, but it's a really affordable main dish. Eggs here are about $2.99/dozen. For one of the meals I made "quichelettes" (is that a word?) in these little dishes that are single serving size, great if you are having a big salad to go with!

I baked more bread this loving my new loaf pans! Almost embarrassed to say, but I just discovered bread flour (it was on sale!). What a difference! The bread was amazing. We had it one night with salad, and the next to make pizza breads.

T tried his hand at pizza dough one night, turned out great with the bread flour. We made a deep dish Chicago style pizza, which we love with a layer of italian sausage. We had our veggie neighbors for dinner, so T made "sausage tofu" instead. He drained it forever, shredded it, mixed with spices like sage and fennel, then pan fried it. Really good. I am thinking about trying to make tofu meatballs this week.

Another highlight of the menu this week was Fire and Ice Pasta from AR...will definitely be making this one again! We spent $101.71 this week, just slightly under budget. We didn't spend too much on food, but did buy a couple of nice wines this week.

Hope everyone has a great week! (And stay warm!!)

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Jan. 13, 2010 7:03 am
Another great blog, I always enjoy reading them and congrats on being cook of the week!
Jan. 13, 2010 9:13 am
Congratulations on being cook of the week! The tofu sausage sounds really interesting - any way T would share his recipe? Great blog (as always) and yes, I do belive "quichelettes" is a word (at least it is now!) :)
Jan. 13, 2010 9:54 am
Your bread looks great! Congrats on being the cook of the week!
Jan. 13, 2010 1:45 pm
Congrats on being COTW. Great blog and fantastic pics! Your food pics are so good you could be a food artist! Thanks for sharing! -Jules
Jan. 14, 2010 7:02 am
Hi. I live on an out-island in the Bahamas (not on a boat), so I understand the challenges of finding ingredients and trying to eat on a budget...especially with kids. I enjoyed reading your blog and congrats on being COTW.
Jan. 14, 2010 12:41 pm
Thanks everyone! Very exciting to be COTW!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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There was a Key Lime Pie that we do not talk about!
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