Save on Holiday Feast Ingredients

by Jenn K on November 6, 2014

Save on Holiday Feast Ingredients with these Printable Coupons |

It’s that time of year again!  Time to get ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday feasts!  I couldn’t feed our crowd each year without utilizing store sales and coupon savings.  This list will be updated each Monday so be sure to bookmark the page and keep checking back to help you save big this year!

Plus, need some ideas for holiday recipes perfect for entertaining?  Check out the Holiday Entertaining Guide ebook chock full of tips, tricks, ideas, and encouragement to help you plan and implement a fantastic holiday get together!

Latest Coupons (updated 11/10/14)

Baking, Cooking & Condiment Coupons

Main Dish Coupons

Sides & Breads Coupons

Dessert Coupons

Supply Coupons

Happy shopping, saving, and feasting!


21 Freezer Cooking Meals from Costco for $150 |

Y’all. Can we chat for a minute?! I am completely blown away by how much y’all love these plans. Seriously, THANK YOU for sharing these plans, buying the plans, emailing me, sharing on Instagram and Facebook and for whatever way you spread the word about these meal plans. I’m filled with gratitude and will continue to work hard to provide great meal plans for you….including this next one.

I absolutely adore the meals and recipes that are in this plan. If I had to make a list of our family’s top 20 meals, all of these would be on that list. These are tried and true recipes, some that have been around for years and other newbies that will not disappoint. I wanted to add a note that these are NOT the same as the slow cooker freezer packs from the last plan…these are sauces and roasts with marinades and other dishes that are freezer friendly! I’ve pieced together another amazing plan with favorite recipes that will not disappoint!

And to answer the burning question of why these dinners are more than your typical $5 price point…I realize this makes for roughly $7.50 dinners. Meat at Costco is more expensive than sale prices at grocery stores, and many argue that the quality is better, which according to their policy of only carrying Choice and Prime grade meat makes sense!  If you have other questions about these plans, you can learn more on our 20 Meals from Costco for $150 Plan’s FAQ & ‘Disclaimers’ page.

Before we get to the plan, I need to share the MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS that we’ve made to the plans and to the website…

  • We have a new store and you can purchase everything you need right here within the site. No more being taken away to a weird place that looks like it’s straight out of a bad 1990’s internet movie to make your purchases. You are going to luv-it!
  • We now take credit cards through the new store. Wa-hooo!
  • We made dramatic changes to the Assembly Process & Instructions and they will be much more clear for you to use as you assemble and cook the meals in this plan.
  • We had a professional come in to shoot the videos of the assembly process…no more blurry screen and difficult times hearing me…the downside of shooting videos in your kitchen from my laptop! I brought the big guns in and you’re going to love these exclusive videos (and all the ‘live bloopers’ too)!
  • We are offering a gluten-free version of this plan.

Gluten Free Freezer Cooking Plan - 20 Meals from Costco for $150 on

Now, let’s dig into the plan….

21 Freezer Cooking Meals from Costco |

Recipe List

Each recipe serves a family of 4. Larger families or families with bottomless pits (also known as teenage boys!) will need to adjust the plans and ingredient amounts to meet your family’s needs.

Follow $5 Dinners’ board 21 Freezer Cooking Meals from Costco for $150 on Pinterest.

pin these recipes button

Costco Plan Promo Ingredients 2

Costco Ingredients & Price List

  • 2 – 5ish lb. packs ground beef – $20.65 & $19.72
  • 1 – 4 pack pork roasts, about 8 lbs. total or 2 lbs. per roast – $19.72
  • 3 – 3 lb. rotisserie chickens – $4.99 each, $14.97
  • 36 ct. bag Costco dinner rolls – $4.49
  • 100 ct. corn tortillas – $3.19
  • 15 lbs. gold potatoes – $7.49
  • Salad – 2 clamshells – $3.99 each, $7.98
  • 1 – 5 lb. bag frozen mixed vegetables – $6.69
  • 1 – 5 lb. bag frozen broccoli -$6.29
  • 1 – 5 lb. bag frozen green beans – $6.79
  • 1 – 5 lb. bag frozen corn – $5.99
  • 2 pack – 45 oz. bottles BBQ sauce – $5.99
  • 12 pack – 15 oz. cans tomato sauce – $7.59
  • 8 pack – 15 oz. cans black beans – $6.79
  • 2 pack – 67 oz. jars spaghetti sauce – $7.49
  • 6 pack – 1 lb. pasta noodles – $6.59
  • 2 lb. cheese block, Monterey Jack variety – $5.99

Total – $164.41

Anticipated Leftovers

  • 28 corn tortillas $1
  • 3-5 lbs. potatoes $2
  • BBQ Sauce $3
  • Spaghetti Sauce $2
  • 1 lb. pasta noodles $1
  • 2 cans black beans $1
  • 4 cans tomato sauce $2

Estimated Cost After Leftovers $152.41

There are a variety of additional items you’ll need to have stocked in your pantry or purchase at the grocery store like chicken broth, butter, eggs, milk, spices, etc.  All of these items are too expensive to purchase at Costco or come in way bigger containers than needed for these 21 meals.

Subscribe to our free weekly recipes email newsletter so you don’t miss any exciting new plans and recipes! !

Make it simple…with 1 of these 2 packages!

Let us make the experience of preparing these meals simpler and easier. We have a new store and you can now use Paypal or credit card to purchase your meal plans. There are 2 packages to choose from…

Costco Meal Plans #5 from

Complete Package

One of the most challenging parts to pulling together a large number of meals like this at once is knowing what to do first, next, then and last. When you do things ‘out of order,’ it really can mess up the assembly process and cause you to waste a.lot of time in the kitchen. I’ve created several new printables and instructional videos that will actually make the assembly as smooth and quick as possible for you. Seriously, I might have done a celebratory dance when I finished the assembly…and you will want to as well!  This package includes…

Costco Full Pack Image

Complete Package – Printable Recipes, Grocery List & Assembly Instructions

  • Printable Assembly Instructions – step by step guide to pulling all these meals together and into the freezer
  • Printable Labels – you can print these out onto Avery #6874 label paper and stick them to your plastic baggies or containers.
  • Instructional Assembly Videos – exclusive access!
  • Full Recipes & Grocery List Printables are included as well

Basic Package

Costco Meal Plan #5 from

Basic Package – Printable Recipes & Grocery List Only

  • Printable Recipes
  • Printable Shopping List
  • You don’t need to purchase this if you purchase the Complete Package above!

You can find the ALL of the Costco Meal Plan Printables, plus Sam’s Club Meal Plans and my E-Cookbooks in the new store page. Once you’ve chosen all the ones you need, you can checkout and get all the printable at once!

NOTES: Please download these files directly to your computer within 72 hours, then you can add to your e-reader/phone/tablet. If you have issues with the download, PLEASE EMAIL ME! I’ll be able to help you out!

Interested in a weekly meal planning service that takes all the headache and stress off your shoulders?! Sign up for a FREE 4-Week Trial at!



Kohl’s Black Friday Deals are LIVE online right now…and some of the best deals that I see again this year are for KitchenAid Stand Mixers! Check out the details below…the prices just don’t get any lower than this! If there are any changes in discount codes, we will update those here!

A few details:

  • Earn $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent (this is their highest amount and it only happens once a year!)  Remember that Kohl’s cash is earned AFTER all coupons are applied.
  • Use coupon code THANKS15  at checkout for 15% off your total purchase in-store and online!

Kitchen Aid Deals at Kohl’s

Kitchen Aid Classic 4.5 qt. Bowl, $249.99 Black Friday price

  • Regularly $349.99
  • Price after 10% discount & 15% coupon code – $191.24
  • $50 Mail In Rebate
  • Get $45 in Kohl’s Cash

Final Price: as low as $96.24 after $60 Kohl’s Cash & $50 Rebate (plus tax & shipping surcharge of $3.25)

Kitchen Aid Artisan 5-Qt. Stand Mixer, $349.99 Black Friday price

  • Regularly $449.99
  • Price after 10% discount & 15% coupon code – $267.74
  • $50 Mail In Rebate
  • Get $75 in Kohl’s Cash

Final Price: as low as $142.74 after Kohl’s Cash & Rebate (plus tax & shipping surcharge of $7.50)

Kitchen Aid Pro 600, $449.99 Black Friday Price

  • Regularly $549.99
  • Price after 10% discount & 15% coupon code – $344.24
  • $50 Mail In Rebate
  • Get $90 in Kohl’s Cash (Add filler item for $5.76 to get $105 Kohl’s Cash)

Final Price: as low as $204.24 after Kohl’s Cash & Rebates (plus tax & shipping surcharge of $7.50)

Hope you enjoy these holiday savings from Kohl’s…and gather lots of Kohl’s Cash to use on  future holiday shopping!


$50 Off BLENDTEC Blenders – only $209!

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 26, 2014

blendtec blender

For a limited time, Blendtec is offering $50 off their refurbished blenders! You can get a blender with FourSide Jar for $209 or a WildSide Jar for $229!

There are very few kitchen appliances that I would spend this kind of money on, but a Blendtec is one of them! I have had one for 2 years and absolutely love it! It is so powerful and is versatile and a great addition to any kitchen

If you have one on your list, I don’t think we’ll see a better price than this!



AMAZON LIGHTNING DEAL: West Bend Programmable Bread Machine, 2 lb.

November 26, 2014

Amazon Lightning Deal for this bread machine coming up at 4 pm CST! Direct link to the page –> West Bend Programmable Bread Machine, 2 lb. Link to Lightning Deals page –> Amazon 2014 Lightning Deals Don’t forget to refresh, refresh, refresh…you never know how fast these will go! Also, don’t be afraid to add […]

Read the full article →

Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine Subscription for $3.99 per Year! {Today Only!}

November 26, 2014

Y’all…this is the very best price that could possibly exist for this magazine subscription!!! It’s perfect timing for holiday gift giving! Get your (or your friend/aunt/brother/cousin/MIL or whomever) subscription set up TODAY! Order a one year subscription to Everyday with Rachael Ray and use the coupon code 5DOLLARDINNERS at checkout to get it for $3.99. […]

Read the full article →

GROUPON: Kitchen Aid 5 Qt. Lift Stand Mixer with Ice Cream and Grinder Attachments

November 26, 2014

Groupon has a great deal on this Kitchen Aid 5 Quart Lift Stand Mixer with Ice Cream & Food Grinder Attachments! It’s 50% off at $349.99!  This is significantly more than what you’ll see at Kohl’s and (fingers crossed!) Amazon this year, BUT it has these amazing attachments that come with it. If you know […]

Read the full article →

Pumpkin Cinnamon Biscuits with Browned Butter Frosting

November 26, 2014

  Cancel your Thanksgiving morning breakfast plans RIGHT.NOW. and make these instead. Seriously, the tastes and delicious flavors of Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls…in a fraction of the time! Whether you were planning Pumpkin Pie French Toast, an egg casserole or flipping pancakes, you really should scratch those plans and make these instead. You can enjoy […]

Read the full article →

Costco Top Deals for December: Skippy Peanut Butter, General Mills Cereal, Duracell, Clear Care + More

November 25, 2014

Have you seen our Costco Meal Plans yet? We’ve got FIVE of them including our latest featuring all freezer cooking meals! It’s a great way to save on dinners, using bulk ingredients from Costco!!! Included are a price list, shopping list, full recipes, and more! Sign up for the $5 Dinners free email newsletters to […]

Read the full article →

ON SALE NOW: The $5 Dinner Mom’s Ultimate Freezer Cooking Guide

November 24, 2014

Freezer Cooking…it saves the day for me so often. More times than I can count in the recent past. It’s a sanity saver, a life saver and a huge money saver! It really is amazing how you can invest a little time upfront and then reap the rewards for weeks to come!  Over time, I’ve […]

Read the full article →

15 Scrumptious Ways to Transform Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 24, 2014

It’s pretty much tradition to enjoy a break from the kitchen after Thanksgiving due to the large amount of leftovers that can be thrown at hungry family members.  But what do you do when you are sick of reheated turkey and stuffing?  You add a few new ingredients and spices and remake those boring leftovers […]

Read the full article →

Updated! Grocery Coupon Match-Ups – Week of November 23

November 23, 2014

{Pin by clicking the Pinterest Button below!} This is your weekly (and friendly) reminder to check out the latest coupon matchups for the following grocery stores, drugstores, and big box & warehouse stores like Target and Costco…click on each link to find the current deals, coupon matchups and extra savings offers! Grocery Stores Aldi Dollar […]

Read the full article →