Chef Steve Stogdill, from Victorian Pantry, shows Newscenter 16 how to cook inexpensively for Mother's Day.
The National Retail Federation says consumers will spend around $168 this year, over $20 billion in total, which is up 11% from 2012. $3.5 billion alone will be spent on food and dining.
To help save a buck, Chef Steve shows three options under $10 a serving. These menu items can be served individually or together, they can be prepared ahead of time and they can be seasoned to taste (ingredients can vary).
Flat Iron Steak Salad
Flat Iron Steak
Grill steaks, add remaining ingredients, drizzle with olive oil. Serve as a cool salad.
Approximate cost per serving: $6-7
Grilled Asparagus Melt
Grill asparagus. Toast bread layer cheese, asparagus olives on bread, toast in oven at 350 approx. 5 minutes to melt.
Approx. cost per serving: $2
Sour Cherry Puff Bites
Bake puff to make smaller base. Garnish with remaining ingredients.
Approx. cost per serving: $1.50
Stogdill says Victorian Pantry will prepare any of these dishes plus many more items for customers. Mother's Day orders must be placed by Friday. You can reach Victorian Pantry at, (574) 271-7881.