Best of 2010 – $5 Dinners’ Recipes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 31, 2010

I wanted to include some of our favorite (and yours too) recipes from this past year. Because of the nature of food blogging and cookbook writing, I’m always experimenting and trying new cooking methods, messing with ingredients in some of our favorite meals, and coming up with new family favorites. I rarely make the same thing twice, with the exception of spaghetti and tacos…the kids’ faves…and it was so fun to look back and remember all the amazing different meals we’ve been able to enjoy!

I may make this my meal plan for January! ;)

Or I may not…as there is much more experimenting to be done!

In no particular order, I present…

Split Pea Sausage Soup

Golden Raisin Stuffing Cups

Chunky Bolognese Sauce

Shipwreck Casserole

Slow Cooker Curried Coconut Chicken

Chicken Wraps with Balsam-melized Red Onions

Roasted Garden Ratatouille

Angel Hair with Julienned Zucchini

Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

Homemade Coconut Mango Popsicles

Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice

Salsa Black Bean Chicken

Mushroom Barley Soup

Red Quinoa with Avocado, Black Beans and Corn

Are you hungry now?! I sure am…I’m off to the kitchen to see what I can find. Fingers crossed that I’ve got the ingredients I need to make one of these favorites!

Did you try any new recipes this year?!?  What were your favorites?!

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Les December 31, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I tried your spinach meatballs and spaghetti a few weeks ago and have already made it twice! The meatballs were really moist and it is a great way to get veggies into my picky family.

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Claire January 13, 2011 at 9:42 am

We also have made the spinach meatballs and loved them. Your simple white sause has been a life saver for some meals. We had it a few weeks ago with chicken and broc. and made it into alfrado sauce. Not a big fan of the shipwreck, sorry. so many wonderful ideas! Thank you.

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