$5 Challenge

I had looked forward to Slow Food USA's $5 Challenge for weeks. Partly because I was excited to get some of my closest foodie friends together, also because I knew it would be a delicious feast, but mostly because I corralled my foodie friends together for some delicious food that cost (+/-) $5 each!

As I had hoped, it was an evening with good friends, good food, good wine, and good times. Now I have to add a new "good"- good intentions! It proved that eating well doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Although we did end up with a bunch of carbs and starches, I'm confident that we'll get more creative in making well-rounded dishes as we practice more with $5 Challenges.

The menu and cost:
The Players
Quinoa fritter with tomato salsa: $4.08
Croissant bread pudding: $5.19
Leek & carrot soup with sourdough toast: $2.33
Roasted heirloom potatoes with garlic: $4.45
3 cheeses mac n' cheese: $6.70
Cherry tomato basil pasta with olive oil: $5.08
Cheese plate with crackers and local grapes: $5.00

All portions were enough to feed the 6 of us... and some more!

This post is completely lacking in food photos because I was too busy going "om nom nom." Perhaps I'll actually take some decent photos of FOOD at our next $5 Challenge Until then... get creative in the kitchen and eat well on a budget! 


Delwin said...

When is the next one? =)

Allison said...

This is such a cool idea!

Elizabeth @HEALingFoodie said...

It's fun to have themed parties that are good for health, planet, and wallet! Thanks for stopping by, Allison!

Post a Comment

Share your thoughts!