As frugal as we try to be, my family still wastes too much money eating out. One of my goals is to produce more restaurant-quality meals at home. Above is a cold supper of sliced beef tenderloin, garden tomatoes and mozzarella, green beans in vinaigrette. (Really, it's a plate of leftovers, attractively presented!) What enhances this cold supper's appeal is its chilled plate. I bought a set of these at Goodwill for their looks, but the function has revolutionized my warm weather kitchen! Now I pre-plate cold suppers and stack them in the refrigerator for later in the evening. We have a nice dining experience with all the convenience of eating out--and none of the cost.
What's your secret for turning out restaurant-quality meals in your kitchen? Do you have a tool or trick that raises the bar for dinners at home?
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