Announcing the Grow. Eat. Save. Summer Schedule

Last summer I had the idea to do a bimonthly round-up of recipes using a particular vegetable from the garden.  But the idea did not come to me until later in the summer and it was too late to back-track and get going.

And now that summertime is fast approaching and our gardens are sprouting and will be in full bloom before we know it, I thought I’d introduce to you the new Grow. Eat. $ave. feature here at $5 Dinners!

Grow. Eat. $ave. will be a resource for you to find a great recipe using the vegetables from your garden harvest.  It will challenge us all to think outside the box and come up with fun new recipes using vegetables that we may not have used, eaten or harvested before.

Anyone up for the challenge?!?

The Grow. Eat. $ave. calendar has been posted here on the site and can be found under the “Garden” tab in the Nav Bar on the site.

Here’s to Growing. Eating. And $aving!!!


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  1. Kathy says

    I’m excited to see those recipes! We have our normal crops planted: tomatoes, bell peppers, corn, cucumbers, peas, green beans, yellow squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes, and okra. We also are trying new ones that we haven’t grown before: onions, garlic, cilantro, basil, eggplant, black beans, and last minute additions – artichokes and four types of winter squash! I have NO clue how I’m going to keep up with it all, but we will be eating fine by mid-July!

  2. Kristin says

    GREAT IDEA! We plant a huge garden and freeze a lot of it for winter use! Can’t wait for this to have even more ideas!

  3. Kim says

    Sounds like a great idea. Right now one “crop” that is growing all too well in my yard are dandelions. They work great in salads. You have to soak them for an hour in 3 changes of water but the food is absolutely free! Simply dress with lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper for a healthy salad.

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