Baked Black Bean and Salsa Chicken


See that corn up there?!?  The "summer price" of $.25/ear is here a bit early this year!  I couldn't help myself and snagged a few for this week.  The boys L-O-V-E corn and I love watching them munch it off the corn.  It's sorta cute! This *might* just become my new "go-to" meal.  It's way low long as you get it into the oven in time!  It was delicious … [Read more...]

Introducing…Printables Resource Center

So I've introduced all the the printable downloads available here on $5 Dinners...and now they can be found all in one place! The Printables Resource Center is up and running... If you haven't yet printed out planners for your garden, your grocery shopping and your meal planning, then head on over to the Printables page and get your FREE planners and lists! … [Read more...]

Lettuce Burger Wraps


So we made our burgers this past Sunday night. And there were only enough buns for Steve and Grandma.  I could have used regular bread instead, but I went for the lower calorie option. (Shedding postpartum baby weight is taking a little longer this go around!) I just took some of the large leaves from a Romaine lettuce head and wrapped the patty up with some red onion and … [Read more...]

Kroger Shopping Trip


*HOT DEALS* $1 Blackberries - I *love* when berries are on sale for $1/box. History goes to show that I like to buy LOTS when at this price...and then freeze them for future use. Like I did with the raspberries.  And with the blueberries. What will I do with all these blackberries?!? Experiment with Blackberry Smoothies (I'm open to suggestions! Hint. … [Read more...]