May 17, 2013 in Uncategorized
We hardly ever go out to eat but, when we do we tend to unfortunately go to Spur since we have a 5 and 8 year old. The local Spur in Big Bay is quite nice with decent service and the food doesn’t make you sick but it seems to increase it’s prices every 3 months.
Now if you want a ladies portion of Cheddarmelt steak you have to cough up R80! For one plate of food!? And they call that a “special offer”.
Anyway, since we were all craving a bit of red meat (which we have almost as rarely as our trips to Spur) I decided to make it myself. I bought the following and the total amount was about the same as 2 plates of the “special”, except the steaks were bigger, it was homemade mushroom sauce and the kids ate some too and there was enough leftover to make steak rolls the next day. Not bad, if I do say so myself .
Bulk Porterhouse Steak (900g): R90 (3 thick slices of meat)
Ovenbake chips (1kg): R20
White button Mushrooms (250g): R15
Milk (500ml): R5
Fairview Pepper Chevin (50g): R15
Cheddar Cheese, sliced (60g): R5
Grand total: R150 (fed 2 adults and 2 children). This is assuming you have pantry staples like oil, cornflour, garlic and salt and pepper in your house.