Monday, January 5, 2009

Dinner: Monday, January 5

Greek Gyros served in Artisan Whole Wheat Pita brushed with Olive Oil
Total Cost: $6.80

I can get away with saying my bread is artisan because the recipe it came from is from the book "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day." So, we have artisan pita tonight. I took a dough ball about 1/4 cup and rolled it out very thinly (under 1/8 inch) on a counter dusted with flour. Each pita was cooked in a pan (don't forget to flip it!) that had a drizzle of olive oil. These divine pitas will make you curse the discs of ca-ca sold by the bagful in your grocer's deli.

Before we go further, please go to your library and check out the book "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day." It will revolutionize the way you do bread. Your family will shed tears of gratitude. (Um, maybe.)

Now, all you need for the gyros are: small patties of ground meat mixed with cumin and garlic, a sliced tomato, a sliced red onion, sliced romaine, crumbled feta, and plain yogurt. (Perhaps we'll make homemade yogurt together soon!)

Save the extra uncrumbled feta for when we do pizza. It actually lasts for a long time in the fridge.

What are you eating for dinner tonight? How much did it cost?

1 comment:

  1. Delicious! Dinner tonight for me was 6 oz of soy yogurt ($0.50) with granola (approx $0.30), 6 oz of organic apricot applesauce ($0.50), rice with chili powder (probably under $0.30), and green tea ($0.15) with agave nectar (real cheap).

    For under $2, I blew the doors off of any Wendy's meal. I'll have to check out that book. Thanks for the tip.