Remember that show Supermarket Sweep? Rhetorical question, I’m sure. That show was fantastic.
But let’s be honest, filling up a grocery cart with the most expensive merchandise is easy. Head straight for the diapers and laundry detergent, and grab the jelly beans in the special flavors. Done, and done.
What would be a more challenging game show would be weekly grocery shopping with my bank account. It’s entertaining for sure.
I’ve come up with some money saving solutions, like buying things in bulk and shopping at three different grocery stores to get the cheapest items at each. Yesterday I went to BJs with the GS and bought mass quantities of Raisin Bran Crunch. #bestdayever
When I was shopping the other day and saw strip steaks for $3 off, I was sold. Of course, the lady forgot to swipe the coupon, so once I examined the receipt I turned my car right back around and marched in for my savings. The lady looked at me like I was insane and reluctantly handed me the $3 in cash.
And this is what I did with them.
Roasted Garlic & Thyme Rubbed Strip Steaks
1 head of garlic
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
2-3 tbs olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
2 strip steaks (or whatever is on sale!)
Remove the outer layers from the garlic so that only the ones immediately covering the cloves remain. Slice it in half, and brush liberally with olive oil. Wrap each half up in foil, and roast at 400 degrees for 35 minutes or so. You’ll be able to smell the deliciousness.
Allow the garlic to cool enough to handle, then squeeze the cloves out. Mash with a fork, then combine with the thyme, salt, pepper, and oil.
Pat the steaks dry, and then massage the mixture into the steaks. Allow them to sit for 30 minutes or so, until they have reached room temperature.
I grilled these ones, but you could definitely sear them on the stove and then finish them in the oven (1-2 minutes on each side, then 8-9 minutes at 425 degrees) if it isn’t grilling weather by you. Ahem, Nemo.
Living on a budget isn’t so bad.