Take Slow Food's $5 Challenge!

Mark your calendars: On Saturday, Sept. 17, Slow Food USA is asking you and me to take the $5 Challenge - to produce a meal that costs no more than $5 per person. The purpose? Slow Food explains:

WHY: Because slow food shouldn't have to cost more than fast food. If you know how to cook, then teach others. If you want to learn, this is your chance. Together, we're sending a message that too many people live in communities where it's harder to buy fruit than Froot Loops. 
HOW TO GET INVOLVEDTake the pledge to share a meal with family and friends, find a local meal or host your own. If the date doesn't work [for] you, you can still take the pledge to show your support -- and we'll send you $5 cooking tips and updates on the campaign.
What an awesome idea, and it's an amazing time right now to cook with the flavors of the season: peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, early winter squash, greens - the list goes on.

Check out Slow Food's site for more resources on how to host a Challenge meal or create one. And, read more about the event from the press release here.

To my friends and fam: Dinner anyone? To any of my (few) readers, what are your ideas for a meal?