• Use Flank Steak. It is just as tasty as Filet Mignon and is considerable less expensive
• Substitute chicken thighs for chicken breast.
• Purchase seasonal vegetables i.e. green beans, broccoli, etc.
• Try Tilapia. It is firm, sweet and mild in flavor
• Replace Moet Chandon with a nice California sparkling wine
• Dip strawberries into melted chocolate for mouth watering dessert