Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stretching A Buck

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.


  1. Great tips, good luck with your new job :)

  2. All the best with your new job! I am lousy at food presentation! Most of the time, I tell my guest to just "dig in"! :)

  3. love the peas and corn in the pepper cup, very cute!

  4. So, so stylish darling! what do u say about following each others blog? kisses


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