When Home-Made Meals Are Cheaper
One of the most obvious dinners that’s cheaper to make at home than eat out is a basic steak.
Cost to make it at home: Even filet mignon can cost just $9.99 a pound, according to Safeway pricing.
Pre-made price: At a steakhouse, needless to say, a good steak can easily cost upwards of $20. For instance, a 10-ounce filet mignon might cost you about $36 at Smith & Wollensky (Stock Quote: SWRG).
We’re not talking about cheap chain pizzas like those from Pizza Hut (Stock Quote: YUM). We mean fresh pizzas made exactly to your liking with natural ingredients.
Cost to make it at home: Pizza from your very own kitchen can cost just $2 per person or less, as MainStreet previously noted. If you make the dough yourself, you might spend about $3 on flour and yeast, $1 for sauce, and $4 on cheese for pizza for four.
Pre-made price: For a single slice, you could easily pay more than $2, and if you order a BBQ chicken pizza at California Pizza Kitchen (Stock Quote: CPKI) for example, you’ll generally pay $12.99.