Shopping Around the World

31 Aug

From the Mommy June….

This month we are highlighting grilling foods, something that we fix this time of the year.   To “grill” you don’t necessarily need an outside grill.  Sure they’re awesome but there are other ways to grill inside of your home.  One year, the hub unit got me some very nice grill pans from the basement sale of a well known department store.  I treasure those pans!  Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing like the taste of outdoor food on the grill but who needs all of that mess?  And sometimes – who has the patience these days?  So, here is my contribution this month.  I hope it gets your taste buds having a party in your mouth like it does ours!

Steak and Homemade French Fries

At the Hotel Thompson, we love ribeye steaks – especially those that are aged with the right consistency of fat/meat in the marbling.  Now of course there are those that say fat is bad.  But we are of the belief that fat gives a lot of flavor, especially in beef.  Now, let’s break down tonight’s dinner.

2 Ribeye Steaks (we got an awesome deal on these.  We buy a whole loin and then have the ribeye’s cut in about 1/2-1 inch thickness.  We then take them home, shrink wrap them two to a bag and freeze them.  The last time we bought a loin, it was on sale and cost $78.94 – we got 16 steaks out of the loin.  That makes each steak only $4.93 – winner winner!)

French Fries – two giant baking potatoes my friends.  We buy a bag for $5.00 at our local Sam’s Warehouse.  There are approximately 10-15 potatoes to a bag.  That makes each potato around $0.50 each – so $1.00 for french fries.

Entire Steak and Fries dinner – $5.93 per person.  Is your mouth watering yet?  And to think, that steak was cooked on an indoor grill just by rotating it twice upon flipping.  I’m going to show you a picture below of the grill pan I use.  Happy grilling my friends.


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19 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. easyweimaraner

    08/31/2016 at 1:52 am

    guess what? steak and french fries is the inofficial n°1 in france… apart from snails and frogs… sadly here they think a steak has to be as chewy as a sole of a shoe, butt the french fries are mostly good :o)

    • Piglove

      08/31/2016 at 9:59 am

      Brother this is by far dad’s favorite dinner when mom cooks it. Add a couple of fried shrimp on the side and mom can have anything she wants regardless of the price. Who said food was the way to a man’s heart. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        08/31/2016 at 10:03 am

        the mama ponders what she can cook to wheedle that must-have butt eggs-pensive jacket out of dad’s wallet…. if you ask me it has to be a golden unicorn-steak decorated with Nemo in pawson…:o)

      • Piglove

        08/31/2016 at 10:26 am

        Snorts with piggy laughter! I love that brother. XOXO – Bacon

  2. angelswhisper2011

    08/31/2016 at 4:06 am

    OMC…when can I come to dinner and can I bring Grandpaw? This looks delicious for Grandpaw and me 😉 Granny has such kind of grill pan, but she only has used it about two times *shakes head*. Pawkisses for a Happy Meal 🙂 ❤

    • Piglove

      08/31/2016 at 10:19 am

      Mom LOVES that grill pan. It’s great for the middle of winter or when it’s raining outside and they want a great grill of something. And that steak was the bomb! Mom gave me a taste. Licks piggy lips. XOXO – Bacon

  3. onespoiledcat

    08/31/2016 at 5:28 am

    Oh boy! That just looks FABULOUS and it’s one of my Mom and Dad’s fave grilled meals too! The other thing is it’s really QUITE reasonable compared to what you pay in a restaurant.

    Hugs and Happy Shopping!

    • Piglove

      08/31/2016 at 10:22 am

      Cooking at home is so inexpensive compared to restaurants. Of course mom/dad says its nice to have someone cook for you for a change but the price of this meal compared to eating out – WOW. XOXO – Bacon

  4. The Florida Furkids

    08/31/2016 at 9:53 am

    Mom is drooling on the keyboard…NOT a pretty site! Ribeyes are a favorite here too. Mom just bought that grill pan on Amazon!!! She can’t wait to try it. Here’s ours:

    The Florida Furkids

    • The Florida Furkids

      08/31/2016 at 9:54 am

      Duh….sight…not site!

    • Piglove

      08/31/2016 at 10:26 am

      Your mom will LOVE that pan. Mom/dad use it for chicken and steaks and everything in between. You just make sure you oil and season it and there you go – perfection! Off to visit your posting now my friends. XOXO – Bacon

  5. Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs

    08/31/2016 at 11:13 am

    We missed it this time – plus we don’t do much grilling:)

    • Piglove

      08/31/2016 at 11:27 am

      That’s okay my friends. Next month will be here before you know it!! Ya’ll be safe there. We heard the weather is picking up. XOXO – Bacon

  6. Tails Around the Ranch

    08/31/2016 at 11:21 am

    Even as a vegetarian, that plate looks pretty darn tasty. LOVE the skillet you used. Those are the best ever for grilling (even veggies). 😉

    • Piglove

      08/31/2016 at 11:27 am

      That skillet is priceless in mom’s book. If you have the right equipment, you can make masterpieces. This is the one meal that will cheer daddy up any day – rain or shine. XOXO – Bacon

  7. pilch92

    08/31/2016 at 9:06 pm

    Looks good, now I am hungry 🙂

    • Piglove

      09/01/2016 at 10:10 am

      Mom/dad said it was fabulous. Mom is not much a steak eater but every once in a while she likes to dig into one. And I got a bite too – yummo! XOXO – Bacon

  8. kandykid

    08/31/2016 at 11:40 pm

    Looks Yummie!


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