I am about to start a new great job in a couple of weeks. I’m so excited but the transition of leaving my current job and waiting for the new salary to kick in means my budget is a little tight.
I made dinner for three with one ribeye steak, a few potatoes, and leftover corn and peas. I made mashed potatoes to stretch how few I had. I added a couple cloves of garlic to the water while boiling the potatoes to jazz them up. I also used a pastry bag and large tip to make a pretty mound of potatoes. I sliced large rings of red pepper and filled them with the leftover veggies. I sliced the steak, divided the meat between the plates and leaned the slices against the potatoes.
By being creative, I was able to stretch the small amount of food. I took the extra couple of minutes to make the plate pretty and my guests were impressed with the effort.