prior experience would definitely benefit life in the future, thus he decided to have more cooking sessions with the wife.
after some discussion, they decided he was to buy dou miao (some kind of sprouts, can't remember the name at this point of time), broccoli, beef, pork ribs and bakuteh soup base.
he did the dou miao and pork ribs soup (no picture of this, too engross with eating already)
while she did the below, stir fried beef with broccoli
broccoli - $0.83
dou miao - $1.20
beef - $3
pork ribs - $2.65
soup base - $1.80
had a fulfilling meal and gained some learning experience