This could really be the second half of the conversation from that episode of The Simpsons where Homer wants steak for dinner but they can't afford it.
Gladys: What do you want for dinner, Brutus?
Gladys: Money's too tight for steak...
Gladys: Sure Brutus. Steak.
Later that day...
Brutus: What? Salad for dinner instead of steak?
Gladys: When did I ever say we were having steak?