Based on the popular British TV show 'Come Dine with Me', this activity challenges children to feed their family dinner on a budget. Children must provide all members of their family with an entree, main and dessert. Some rules do apply as to what can be used for each course. However, amounts per person are left up to the teacher's discretion. (My students work on half a cup for vegetables per person).
This can be used as a 'once off' activity or as an assessment task at the end of a unit on money and budgeting.