Case in point: AJ's Fine Foods, the only place I found in my neighborhood that sells fresh veal cutlets, and the cost is $26.99 per pound. Now if I didn't mind driving and purchasing the veal in advance I could get it frozen from Hobe meats for only $12.99 per pound. But since I often want what I want when I want it (only child syndrome) I usually end up spending a small fortune.
Tonight was one of those small fortune nights. I've been craving veal milanese for some time now and when I came across this recipe on Food & Wine I figured...why not. So I broke down; stopped at AJ's; spent $20 for 1/2 lb of veal, a head of bibb lettuce and an heirloom tomato; came home and enjoyed a quick, easy, expensive meal.