Birthday Dinner Recap

Were you expecting a dessert post today? Sorry, but there won’t be one. I sort of forgot to plan a dessert. But that’s ok, because after the other food, we couldn’t eat another bite.

Instead, today I will recap the meal and share the cost break-down with you.

Steak Tartare

Approximate cost: $10.72

Salad with Organic Peppery Greens, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Cucumber

Approximate cost: $5.00

Bison Rib-Eye Steaks

Approximate cost: $27.20

The total estimated cost for the meal: $42.92 (or $21.46 per person)!

Now, I know this seems rather expensive for a single meal, and it is, but remember this was a birthday celebration and I did intend for it to cost more than usual, yet less than if we ate out. And I think I achieved that. Had we eaten out, to spend about the same amount we would have forgone the appetizer, ordered water instead of wine, and likely still gone over budget after leaving a tip.

We both enjoyed the meal, it was very enjoyable to have a relaxing night in, and it was nice to be able to eat at our own pace, taking breaks for conversation (and digestion). It was a lovely evening and I think we’ll stay in to celebrate more occasions from now on!

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  1. What a delicious, celebratory meal! You certainly get a lot more bang for your buck by cooking favorite dishes at home…well done!

    • Thanks Liz! We were very happy with the meal! Bryan’s asked me to make the steak tatare again soon! 🙂


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