So I asked hubby to stop on the way home on payday to get some basics, like milk and bread, and he comes home with $20 worth of steak. Not even steak that's worth the price per pound, mind you... the tough kind that needs to be marinated or braised into submission.
So I went to AllRecipes.com to find a good marinade I could make with what I had on hand. Couldn't find one, but there was an interesting one made with cocktail sauce and honey. Since cocktail sauce is ketchup+horseradish, and I did have both of those things, I improvised, stuck the steak in a zip bag with the marinade, and let it soak for 24 hours. It was pretty darn good, all thinks considered. The sauce is boiled after marinating, sauteed mushrooms are added, then served over the steak. The resulting sauce is not unlike the mushroom sauce found on top of the Burger King Mushroom and Swiss burger, which my family has a definite passion for. I served it with oven fries and a simple salad on the side.
I also found myself with only one can of Bing cherries, and unfortunately you need two of them to make a pie, so I thickened it with a bit of cornstarch in a sauce pan and served that over ice cream. Awesome.