Are You Up for The $7 Dinner Challenge?

| October 9, 2008 | 13 Comments


With the economy in question, it’s no surprise that families everywhere are looking for ways to save on everything from electricity to food. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a great meal on a budget. That’s what The $7 Dinner Challenge is all about.

The $7 Dinner Challenge, besides challenging ourselves (that would be Cate and I), we want to make sure that what we’re making is accessible, so readers can actually make these meals for $7 as well.

Have a food blog and want to join in the fun? When we post on Monday nights, feel free to leave us a link with your post — the more the merrier.

The Ground Rules:

  • You have $7 to create a complete dinner for four, to include the main course and either an appetizer or dessert.
  • Your meal must include a serving of vegetables for each person.
  • Items such as bread can be prorated (total cost of loaf/slices used).
  • Salt and pepper are free — no need to count these into the cost total.
  • No frozen meals. You actually have to make something (however it can have premade components).
  • You must state where you get your pricing info from, and it must be current to the date posted (as in, if the sale is over, the current price is the one that counts).

So if you’re looking for delicious food without breaking the bank, be sure to tune in every Monday night and see what we’re all cooking up … with just $7.

Photo: Sweetnicks

Category: Budget Eating

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. Carmen says:

    Fun! I might have to join in!

  2. Sarah Caron says:

    Carmen, we’ll be doing it every Monday, so do join in. It’s a really fun exercise.

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