Lifestyles of the rich and famous

This is not the way I normally eat; I’ve had to pinch my pennies lately. But after covering a county meeting, I was wandering around Food Lion looking for something to have for supper tonight, and in the meat case they had two very small, biscuit-sized pieces of beef tenderloin – filet mignon, as they had it labeled – at half price expiration sale. At the per-pound price, it was probably ridiculous even on sale. But it was beef tenderloin, and since it was such a small serving it was something like $2.64 for the package. So I bought the beef, I bought a can of refrigerator biscuits, and I bought a little tub of blue cheese crumbles.

I seared the tenderloin medallions in a very hot cast-iron skillet; nice and crusty brown on either side but still rare in the middle. I put a little mayo on each biscuit and sprinkled a few blue cheese crumbles on top.

So this is how the other half lives.

The only down side was that my cantankerous oven has some sort of short which causes the broiler to pop on occasionally when it’s not needed or wanted, and so the biscuits are a little overdone on top. But I caught it before it went from brown to black. The beef is melt-in-your-mouth tender.

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