Freezer Friendly

Whether you are wanting to stockpile meals for a night you don’t want to cook (or feel like cooking!) or you are needing to double a recipe to take one to a friend or family member AND feed your own family…freezer meals are the solution!  Being able to pull out a ready-to-go meal and pop […]


Bobby Jo, Freezing Chicken Breasts & The Food I Prepped Before My Trip

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 30, 2013

Yes, I’m still here. Last week was a bit nutty. Cuatro and I hit the road to New York and then Atlanta for some media meetings and then to speak on a panel. Turns out traveling with a crawling baby means you have approximately 13.5 minutes over 4 days to open your computer to work. […]


BBQ Meatballs on Mashed Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 6, 2013

First, please pardon the iPhone photo. I couldn’t figure out what happened to my memory card for my camera, but it has since been found and we can go back to the regularly scheduled photos! As promised, the “other BBQ meatballs” meal I mentioned last week. (If you missed them, here are the  BBQ Meatball […]


Back to School Baking Day

by Dana S on August 20, 2013

It is that back to school time again! This year, I’ve got two little ones in school this year. That means double the lunches to pack! Add a new baby and chaos will ensue without a plan. So yesterday I took time to have a baking day to fill my freezer with healthy, homemade baked […]


Lunchbox Freezer Tip: Mini Pizzas

by Dana S on November 20, 2012

This is a fun, different lunch box idea. Make your own “Lunchable-style” pizza kits! I first make a big batch of pizza crusts using my bread machine. Then freeze them on a cookie sheet. Then store the crusts on a cookie sheet. I pull as many pizza crusts as I need the morning of. They […]


Slow Cooker Cranberry-Apple Pork Roast

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

So pork tenderloins were on super sale last week. So I bought one…with the intention of cutting it in half to use for 2 meals. I’d originally thought I would make 2 different meals, but as I was mixing this recipe up…I was completely overcome with the smells of the cranberry sauce and the many […]


Homemade Break ‘n Bake Cookies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 19, 2012

Two cookie dough posts in one week. You’d think I was pregnant and craving cookies or something. (Oh wait.) Actually, I really should have included this in Monday’s How to Freeze Cookie Dough article, but we’ll let this one stand on its own. I love gifting people with homemade cookie dough. And this is a […]


Cuatro’s Stock the Freezer List

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 19, 2012

Well, I had some time on a recent flight to Los Angeles, so I started my list and now here it is! Cuatro (our 4th boy, due to arrive in January) will be joining our family before I know it and I want to be prepared. I won’t start on this list right away, but […]


Lunchbox Freezer Cooking: Frozen Fruit Cups

by Dana S on September 18, 2012

It’s only been two weeks into our school year and I am already finding myself in a lunchbox rut. Freezer cooking to the rescue! Every month, I plan to try a lunch box friendly recipe and share my results. This month I choose Frozen Fruit Cups to try. These healthy cups are full of fresh […]


Fill Your Freezer Up! – My 10 Favorite Freezer Meals

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day All! As we swing back into school and settle into routines and busy schedules, it’s also a time to be thinking about how to make busy weeknights a little easier to manage. If you’re wanting to do a little freezer cooking or batch cooking, I’ve shared a list of my favorite Freezer […]