Gluten Free Vegetable and Bean Gumbo ~ Vegetarian & Freezer Friendly

Gluten Free Vegetable and Bean Gumbo ~ freezer friendly! | 5DollarDinners.com

My husband has begged for me to make this simple recipe since his mother made it over the summer. Now that it's winter, I really see the need to humor him. Blended okra (or sliced if you like the flavor and texture) thickens the gumbo. Corn starch is an acceptable alternative if okra isn't available in your grocer's freezer. Speaking of the freezer, this meal is freezable … [Read more...]

Fill Your Freezer With These 13 Freezer Friendly Meals

Coconut Key Lime Bread

I am all for multitasking in the kitchen, which means being smart with both my time and ingredients. I often bake muffins or snacks for lunch boxes, while making a double batch of a chili, soup or casserole. The second batch ends up in the freezer to make on a future busy or stressful day! These days, I love being in the kitchen as the cold weather bears on and I find myself … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

20 Meals from Costco for $150 – The 2nd Edition of Slow Cooker Freezer Packs!

20 Slow Cooker Freezer Packs from Costco - 2nd Edition

  Have you ever wished you could make enough dinners for almost a month, so you can spend more time with your family each night while dinner cooks itself? Let me introduce you to the… It's the weekend, the sun is rising and you smile as the house comes alive and you think about all the fun and adventure that will come today. You have a quick thought about needing to go … [Read more...]