Not sure if I should post this here in NJ or elsewhere, but I'll start here.
Was in Costco and bought a whole Beef Tenderloin for about $75, it was roughly 6 pounds @ $12 a lb. I cut it into about 8 Steaks plus a small roast. I have a decent tail piece for the grill. I kept the chain and will attempt to cut this into pieces for skewers. That is 4-5 meals for my family of 4. Had I just gone for the already trimmed roast, it was $100, more expensive and only one meal with left overs.
Playing butcher today was fun and it was ridiculously easy to trim and cut into the specific portions that would serve my family well. I went to you tube to watch a video on how to do this, there were 100's of them. It took minimal effort and I saved some $$$$$. Thought I would pass this along.