Angus Tenderloin Steak, Baked Potato, Wine for under $10

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    Nov 24, 2010 6:40 PM GMT
    I'm opting out of Turkey tomorrow since I eat it all week in sandwiches. So I'm making a nice steak tenderloin with a side baked potato, something green, and a glass of wine. The equivalent at Outback would be about $25 plus tip. Here's what it cost me:

    Harris Teeter 8.6 oz Angus Tenderloin: $7.01 (on sale at $12.99 lb)
    3 Russet Potatoes (@ .83 ea.): $.83
    Dollop of sour cream ($1.69 @ .40/serving): $.40
    Chardonnay from Aldi ($2.99/bottle): $1.00 glass (this is good stuff)

    This brings the total, before salad or something green, to $9.24

    I'll probably crisp the top of the steak with some blue cheese crumbles which will bring the total to about $9.75.

    Not bad cookin' a great meal on your own. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 24, 2010 7:00 PM GMT
    Mary had a little lamb....






    with a nice salad and a side of baked potatoes!
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    Nov 24, 2010 7:07 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    Chardonnay from Aldi ($2.99/bottle): $1.00 glass (this is good stuff)




    Have you tried Gallo's Cafe Chardonnay? Local grocery chain carries it for $4.19 a bottle....the neighbors introduced me to it...and they are the type of people who drive Range Rovers and Jags (two overly-priced status symbols!)
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    Nov 25, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    Time is money. Don't forget to add your normal hourly rate to the time it takes to prep and cook everything...including the shopping time. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 25, 2010 1:16 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidTime is money. Don't forget to add your normal hourly rate to the time it takes to prep and cook everything...including the shopping time. icon_wink.gif


    Yes, Debbie Downer.
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    Nov 25, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI'm opting out of Turkey tomorrow since I eat it all week in sandwiches. So I'm making a nice steak tenderloin with a side baked potato, something green, and a glass of wine. The equivalent at Outback would be about $25 plus tip. Here's what it cost me:

    Harris Teeter 8.6 oz Angus Tenderloin: $7.01 (on sale at $12.99 lb)
    3 Russet Potatoes (@ .83 ea.): $.83
    Dollop of sour cream ($1.69 @ .40/serving): $.40
    Chardonnay from Aldi ($2.99/bottle): $1.00 glass (this is good stuff)

    This brings the total, before salad or something green, to $9.24

    I'll probably crisp the top of the steak with some blue cheese crumbles which will bring the total to about $9.75.

    Not bad cookin' a great meal on your own. icon_wink.gif


    You want me to bring anything???????
  • LJay

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    Nov 25, 2010 2:12 AM GMT
    Nice meal.

    It is amazing how well you can eat if you cook a little and watch the prices and sales at the grocery.
  • fitone

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    Nov 25, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    Good job, I actually enjoy cooking and don't mind shopping. Cooking for friends can be a lot more pleasurable than going out to a restaurant.
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    Nov 25, 2010 6:31 PM GMT
    mybud said
    wrestlervic saidI'm opting out of Turkey tomorrow since I eat it all week in sandwiches. So I'm making a nice steak tenderloin with a side baked potato, something green, and a glass of wine. The equivalent at Outback would be about $25 plus tip. Here's what it cost me:

    Harris Teeter 8.6 oz Angus Tenderloin: $7.01 (on sale at $12.99 lb)
    3 Russet Potatoes (@ .83 ea.): $.83
    Dollop of sour cream ($1.69 @ .40/serving): $.40
    Chardonnay from Aldi ($2.99/bottle): $1.00 glass (this is good stuff)

    This brings the total, before salad or something green, to $9.24

    I'll probably crisp the top of the steak with some blue cheese crumbles which will bring the total to about $9.75.

    Not bad cookin' a great meal on your own. icon_wink.gif


    You want me to bring anything???????


    Holy cow, can't believe I missed this. YES, YOU!

    The wine is flowing. Woke up at 11:30 am. Roommate gone for FOUR days. I'll probably start cooking in an hour. Hmmmmmmmmmm. Steak, potato, sssssssour creammmmmmmmmm. icon_lol.gif
  • Sk8Tex

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    Nov 25, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said
    wrestlervic said
    Chardonnay from Aldi ($2.99/bottle): $1.00 glass (this is good stuff)




    Have you tried Gallo's Cafe Chardonnay? Local grocery chain carries it for $4.19 a bottle....the neighbors introduced me to it...and they are the type of people who drive Range Rovers and Jags (two overly-priced status symbols!)


    +1!! For the price (and yes from Gallo) this is a really good wine. Since we tried it we hardly ever buy anything else.

    If you like Gallo's Cafe line definitely try Principato Rosato which is imported from Italy and is not too expensive, originally it was only made for Olive Garden resturaunts but lately I have seen it pop up online available for ordering *yay* (Olive Garden sells it at $35/bottle, $9 online)

    Oh and something local: Maddalena is also a fantastic tasting wine. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 25, 2010 6:51 PM GMT
    Beef tenderloin sounds perfect!
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    Nov 25, 2010 11:49 PM GMT
    9 minutes total prep and cook time:

    Hmmmm....rubs tummy. Maybe should have taken picture before I gobbed the low-fat blue cheese dressing on the salad, but here it is. Notice the browned blue cheese crumble crisp on the butterflied Angus tenderloin. Oh, and the potato was heaven.

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  • mybud

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    Nov 26, 2010 5:36 AM GMT
    wrestlervic said9 minutes total prep and cook time:

    Hmmmm....rubs tummy. Maybe should have taken picture before I gobbed the low-fat blue cheese dressing on the salad, but here it is. Notice the browned blue cheese crumble crisp on the butterflied Angus tenderloin. Oh, and the potato was heaven.

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    Fuck I missed a munch in a half....oh the food looked good too...icon_wink.gif