$5 Dinner Challenge

Eggplant Marinara – $5 Dinner Challenge

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

I was cruising through the produce department recently and saw that eggplant was priced as “per eggplant,” not per pound. So of course, I looked for the largest one so I could make lots of sauce! Don’t forget to get the largest one when you see “per unit” prices in the produce department! So here’s […]

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Stuffing Meatloaf – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 27, 2012

In my clear out the pantry, cupboards and freezer efforts, I ran across a half used bag of herb seasoned stuffing. Must have been leftover from the holidays. (Side note – I highly recommend spending 4-6 weeks each year, doing a “pretend like you are moving” clean out of your pantry and freezer. Highly. Recommend.) […]

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Spinach Orzo Soup – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 13, 2012

The pantry sweep out and the freezer sweep are almost complete. I’ve emptied the freezer and it will be making its way to its new home here in Dayton tomorrow. And I’m almost finished clearing out the “back shelves” where I store most of my stockpile items and non perishable pantry items. My goal is […]

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Dutch Oven Pulled Beef with Onions – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 6, 2012

This is one of those “oops…I forgot to start the slow cooker” meals! I had the roast, I had planned to slow cook the roast. (This is the meal I was intending to make!) But I forgot to put my slow cooker on the counter the night before…so I completely forgot to get our dinner […]

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Three Cheese Spaghetti Bake – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 30, 2012

This is a classic example of being creative with ingredients you have on hand. I made this for us early last week…using up the tomatoes from Aldi from the week before, and the feta cheese from Monday’s shopping trip. Also, this is another example of a meal that uses an “expensive ingredient,” that is paired […]

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Ham and Potatoes with Baked Eggs – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 23, 2012

Not sure you can make a meal for your family for $5 or less?! Have you thought about challenging yourself?!

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BLT Sliders with Parmesan Mayo – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 16, 2012

There is just something so American about BLTs. Something so basic and so delicious.

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Thai Beef Cabbage Roll Bake – $5 Dinner Challenge

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

The timing was perfect, the sales were perfect…and the ingredients in my pantry seemed to leap out at me as I was working up meal ideas and plans for this month.  I remember Alea’s Cabbage Rolls from last year, and I’d be wanting to try something similar. Cabbage rolls (and lettuce wraps) work wonderfully for […]

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Slow Cooker Spicy Sausage and Peppers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 28, 2011

5 minutes. That’s what I’m giving this one for prep time.

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Not sure you can make a meal for your family for $5 or less?! Have you thought about challenging yourself?!

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