Back to the meal... it was like $30 for a couple scallops! I mean they were good... like, melt in your mouth like butter good... but that's about $7 per scallop!
It's not like scallops are hard to cook either. In fact, there one of the fastest, simplest things I cook. All you need is some melted butter, a pan, and some scallops. This recipe is fully from scratch (some times I "cheat" and use a jar of alfredo) and costs about $10-12 for 3-4 servings. That's like 50 cents per scallop and you get pasta with it. If that isn't proof that you can save money cooking at home, then I don't know what is!
There are zero veggies in this dish, so be sure to pair it with a salad or steamed broccoli for a complete meal (get your greens in!). :)