What better way to show the special dad in your life how much you appreciate him than to make a special meal? Cooking exceptional meals for special occasions may cost more than my average daily dinner–but they sure cost a heck of a lot less than taking a family of four out for a similar quality dinner! That’s frugal in my book.
For Fathers Day Walmart offered me the chance to participate in a Challenge-could I make a fantastic meal for Yankee Bill for $30 or less? Need you really ask?
My guy is a red meat man, but rather than doing the standard steak I decided to take the manly meal of burgers on the grill and kick them up a notch by stuffing them with blue cheese. Pretty awesome, but I figured why not go all the way and toss some shrimp on there as well to make it more of a surf and turf. Grilled veggies are gorgeous, tasty and healthy as a side. Potato Pancakes are one of Yankee Bill’s favorites and we usually only have them at Christmastime-so those go on as our starch. Finally if you ask him what his favorite dessert is he will say “Cherry Pie”, hands down.
So that’s the menu:
Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers on Sesame Rolls
Teriyaki Grilled Shrimp
Total cost for the ingredients used*? $26.89! Enjoy a few beauty shots from dinner.
Don’t you wish you were eating at MY house on Father’s Day?
*Note: I purchased the largest package of ground beef because it was the lowest cost per pound-but I only used half for the meal. Similarly I only used half the package of shrimp, and half of the bag of potatoes for the meal. So I used partial costs for those items.