Easty Feasty - costings & supplier details

from Capital #10, page 49.

recipes by unna burch

Easter is a great time for family feasts, sharing and celebrating. 

Prepare this menu in advance. Or split it between a group of family or friends sharing costs and cooking.

Main course:
2.5kg lamb = $32.50
Pinenuts = $5.60
Couscous = $8.19 (which seemed expensive and it wasn’t until I looked at the receipt to do costing that I realised I had put in the wrong code when in bulk bin section, I put in code for SALTED CASHEWS not couscous, noooooo!)
Mint = $4.95
Pea shoots = $7.95
Avocados x 2 = $2.99
Cos Lettuce = $6.95
Zany Zeus Feta = $4.95
Pomegranate molasses = $7.09

Dessert:
Raspberries = $5.95
Cream, 1L = $6.55
Caster sugar = $1.58
Butter = $3.64
Chocolate = FREE

= $5.79

Lots of things I already had in my pantry and fridge that I used: oils, vinegar’s, sour cream, parsley, chives, free range eggs, mustard, honey, spices, lemons, garlic, onions, currants etc.

I also bought two shoulders of lamb, the one pictured from my local butcher (a little more expensive, but was less fatty) also one from Pak n Save that was on special and was cheaper, it was $10.00 per kg so that was $23.54. I did two lambs to test if one was better marinated overnight – and I did that with a pomegranate molasses marinade. When it was marinated over night the flavour became TOO intense and took away from the lamb. I also made the marinade on the second lamb with no molasses, just honey and it was delicious.

TOTAL SPENT:
$161.21


So with the ingredients actually used (not including extras) + a little more added in for the extra stuff I already had it would be approx:
$13.76 per person (8 people)  for the main course
$3.06 per person for the dessert (for 8 people but could easily serve 10 making the costing less. This costing is based on if the buyer was using Whittakers Chocolate at $3.38 a bar x2 bars for the dessert)

$16.82 per person for a two course dinner feast.

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