Saturday, April 9, 2011

Steak dinner

Today has been one of those days where we get a few things done on the to-do list and plan for the upcoming week(s).  We paid taxes today and let me just say, thank god for couponing!  It's the only way we could pay that whopping bill and still stay on budget.  It did make me feel a bit sick to my stomach knowing that it took us months to save that $ up just to pay - but I felt better when I looked at our stocked fridge/freezer/pantry/stockpile and realized, we shouldn't complain.  Thanks to couponing, we're still on budget (even if we're just now breaking even thanks to those DARN TAXES!) and we had a lovely steak dinner for less than $7 for both of us!  This is one of our favorite meals to have in the spring when asparagus is in season and goes on sale.

2 petite steaks (I got mine on clearance special for $3.31 - not bad!)
1 bunch of asparagus
handful of cherry or grape tomatoes
2 large red potatoes
A1 sauce
Extra Virgin Light Olive Oil
Baria All Spice Seasoning
Extra Supplies needed: tin foil, 1 zip lock medium steamer bag and grill of some sort - we used the George foreman again.

Rinse tomatoes and asparagus in cold water.  Pat dry.  Snap ends off of asparagus and lay flat on a piece of tin foil that has been laid inside a pan with a bit of a lip.  Place tomatoes throughout asparagus.  Drizzle with olive oil (concentrating on tips) and sprinkle with baria seasoning.  Bake in oven on 375 degrees for 35 minutes. 2nd, rinse and cut potatoes into bite size pieces.  Leave some skin on each potato.  Place in zip lock steamer bag with 1 tbsp. of olive oil and 1/2 tablespoon of baria all spice seasoning.  Shake until all potatoes in bag are well coated.  Set aside until later.  With 15 minutes remaining on asparagus, place steaks on grill - put a light coating of A1 sauce on while grilling for extra flavor.  Grill for 12-15 minutes or until done to your likeness.  Once asparagus time has reached 10 minutes, place potatoes in microwave.  Microwave on high for 7 minutes.  Make sure the bag is sealed!  Leave in microwave for 1 minute and transfer to a bowl. 
I always eat my steak with the roasted tomatoes.  Ryan doesn't like the tomatoes nearly as much (not a fan of "squishy" tomatoes) - so he has his with A1 sauce.  Either way - great meal... even on a budget : )

Alright, back to the ads so I can continue to stay on budget in the upcoming weeks and start rebuilding that darn savings account!

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