Well let's see how this one goes LOL.
My challenge to you all is this; devise a three course meal for six people for under $10.00 total! (I have done this for $5.00 myself last night but as I got a lot of the things from my garden I have doubled your amount). You don't have to include costings for things like salt and pepper, oil etc as every pantry has these.
Winner (just post your menu plan as a comment and I will get the Teen to draw the names out of a hat on Sunday 25th May) gets a gently pre-read copy of "The Ethics of what we eat" by Peter Singer and Jim Mason. I will pay postage to any Australian address.
Our menu last night was
Pea soup with garlic/parsley bread (500g Dried peas $0.70, carrots, garlic, onions from garden. Loaf of bread $0.80 for flour, yeast, sugar. Parsley, garlic from garden)
Salad (lettuce, tomatoes, capsicum from my garden, cucumber $1.00)
Apple pie and custard (I got 10kg's of apples for $2 a few months ago so defrosted a pack of the pie apples I had in the freezer $0.50, custard was skim milk powder and homebrand custard powder and sugar, let's be generous and say $0.50. I make my own pastry so lets say $1.00 for flour, butter and an egg)
Sugar pastries made from the leftover pastry scraps and sugar, don't how much 4 tablespoons of sugar costs, I buy 2kg's of sugar for $2.50.
So all up it came to $4.30 but I have allowed the seventy cents left over to accomodate the sugar etc. I was in a carb coma last night though, that's for sure!
So get planning and then post your menu in the comments!