$5 Dinner Challenge

Top 13 Recipes from 2013 & Happy New Year!

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 31, 2013

{Photo by Karinna Rachelle Photography} Good evening friends…It’s a quiet evening at our house…2 of the boys are already asleep…the other 2 are watching “Tooth Fairy 2″ (because it’s the ‘funniest movie ever because he farts out sprinkle dust’…SIGH!)…and our new boy dog is sleeping at my feet. {Anyone have a daughter or girl dog […]


72 Reasons Why I’ve Been MIA Lately

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 25, 2012

Behind the scenes peak. So this is my June 2012 photos folder for the blog in Photoshop. The only food I’ve taken photos of in all of June were these Chicken Pineapple Kebabs. And I’ll confess that Steve assembled them and cooked them. And I just took the photos. So why haven’t I been cooking? […]


Chicken, Pineapple, Pepper Kebabs

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 4, 2012

This weekend I was really craving some teriyaki kebabs…I knew I had the canned pineapple (new coupon out for Dole…save and use with $1 sale for $.50 cans!), the chicken and we had a few peppers in the fridge that we didn’t use last week. So I thought teriyaki kebabs would be perfect. I figured […]


Cilantro Lime Chicken Enchiladas – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 21, 2012

Chicken Guacamole Enchiladas. Cilantro Lime Chicken Avocado Enchiladas. Cilantro Lime Chicken Guacamole Enchiladas. CLCG Enchies. For short. I really don’t care what we call these, because it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that they are packed with flavor. And they are the perfect summer enchilada. Sales for avocados have started, you can pinch cilantro […]


Slow Cooker Goulash – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 14, 2012

Last week I decided to tack onto my batch cooking plan…doubling up on browning some ground beef. I ended up doing spaghetti for dinner one night and saved the other half of the beef I ground. I thought I’d use it later this week or next week…but ended up making this goulash over the weekend. […]


Burrito Cups

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 7, 2012

We’ve all seen (or had) the 7 layer dip cups to serve at parties. But what about dinner in a cup. Specifically, burrito dinner in a cup. Sure burritos, require tortillas…but what if you can’t eat tortillas. We have a kid who is currently off gluten (and a number of other foods) because of some […]


Hey y’all! No recipe from me this week…or any other day this week. I’m out of town (again!) this week and decided to step back, lighten up my workload and enjoy my time in LA. Yes, I will be working some of the time…but will still plenty of time for fun too! We’ve still got […]


Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 9, 2012

If you only read the title and you don’t read one, you might be missing your new favorite enchilada recipe! You know what you might be thinking… Erin, seriously…sweet potatoes in enchiladas. I can see the look on your face. Because I saw it on my friend Christan’s face when I was telling her about […]


Thai Chicken Pizza

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 26, 2012

Evening y’all! I had all kinds of grand intentions of getting this recipe posted on Friday…but that just didn’t happen! After getting home from the Atlanta Savings Nation class (which was AMAZING folks!…you have got to go to one if it comes to your area!), I took the boys down to Cincinnati to the Lego […]


Balsamic & Brown Sugar Pork Chops – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 12, 2012

Remember this Slow Cooker Brown Sugar and Balsamic Pork Roast from Slow Cooker week? I’ve been dying to try it. I’m a huge balsamic fan and was intrigued by the pork, brown sugar, balsamic flavor combination. (See: Balsamic Chicken with Caramelized Onions, Chicken Wraps with Balsam-melized Red Onions, Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Balsamic Onions) […]