Freezer Friendly Black Bean Tamale Pie {Vegetarian}

Vegetarian Black Bean Tamale Pie | 5DollarDinners.com

A Mexican New Year's food tradition is tamales. These are made of corn flour and are wrapped and steamed in a corn husk. They are very pretty and have a wide variety of flavors that can take you from breakfast to dinner. I enjoy tamales as long as someone else makes them. They take up a lot of space to store and cook, are challenging to reheat in large quantities, and … [Read more...]

Tex Mex Chicken Skillet ~ NEW 31 Days of Skillet Dinner Recipes

Tex Mex Chicken Skillet

This is one that I can make and we'll polish it off. I'm raising a bunch of boys who adore Tex-Mex food and this is one of their faves. (Minus the oldest who still picks beans out of everything! As long as he is the one separating them from the rest of the meal, that's fine with me!) If you don't have leftover shredded chicken, you could also cut up some boneless skinless … [Read more...]

Tex Mex Beef & Quinoa Skillet Dinner

Beef & Quinoa Skillet Dinner

Tonight we're revamping an old recipe from 2010 for this month's 31 Days of Skillet Dinners series. It's p.a.c.k.e.d. full of protein and will fill up the bottomless pits that show up at your dinner table every night. Beef + beans + quinoa = protein-town! (My older 2 boys must be going through growth spurts...because boy can they eat! It's a good thing that I know how to … [Read more...]

Dilled Tomato Sauce over Rice & White Beans {Vegetarian}

Dilled Tomato Sauce over Rice and White Beans | 5DollarDinners.com

How does your family feel about tomato sauce? I mean, we all know pasta is the greatest thing since sliced bread. But the love of the sauce is important here. Because this recipe is a Mediterranean twist on tomato sauce and is served over rice. A couple of tricks to make this recipe super easy for you: If your family isn't particularly fond of the tough skin on grape … [Read more...]

Hoppin’ John Recipe for a Hoppin’ New Year

Hoppin' John Recipe

Black eyed peas make me think of two things. Well, three really. 1. The band. What fun music they produce! {bustin' out the dance moves} 2. My grandfather. He passed away many years ago, but I remember going to visit him in Houston when I was a kid. We'd eat at one of two restaurants near his home. I preferred 'The Black Eyed Pea,' right on I-10. It's long gone now, but … [Read more...]