Got a ten-dollar bottle of balsamic and a nine-dollar bottle of extra-virgin olive oil; mix the two together as dip for a crusty Italian loaf. Crusty bread in incredibly sweet aged vinegar and a very fine and pale oil--could make a meal all by itself.
Also bought a large fillet of wild salmon for seven dollars (it was on sale, and cheaper than even farm bred salmon), drizzled it with oil, added salt and vinegar, and baked in the oven, 450 degrees for twenty minutes. Simple and easy and pretty good. Accompanied by a salad of baby spinach leaves in ginger dressing.
For dessert, two tablespoons of nutella mixed with heavy cream, gently heated till combined, then pour over a cup of raspberries and blackberries.