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The Next 31 Days Series ~ Freezer Cooking Recipes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 30, 2014

Well, it’s the last day of a month with 30 days, so that means that tomorrow we begin another ’31 Days of…’ series! For October, we have chosen to focus on freezer cooking recipes for a few reasons. The first… It’s fall, the leaves are beginning to turn in the northern-most parts of the country. Warm […]


Vegetable Pizza Burritos ~ Vegetarian Recipe

by Amanda Martin on September 11, 2014

Pizza? Burritos? I find that both of these meals win me big smiles from the family come dinner time. So I decided there was no reason not to combo them! This is a one-pot meal. (Yeah for fewer dishes!) Plus if you wrap the burritos individually in parchment and then in a plastic zip-top bag, you get […]


Freezer Friendly Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 8, 2014

It’s that time of year when I just start wanting to stock the freezer. It’s like nesting when you’re pregnant times 4. When it comes to the morning hours, I need to do all that I can to survive them. And one of those things is stocking the freezer (and getting in the habit again […]


Caramelized Onion & Barbecue Meatloaf

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 6, 2014

Sometimes I wish I blogged only about burgers. Just burgers, that is all. Because I adore burgers…grilled at home, from a restaurant, even fast food (but Whataburger only!) burgers. Here’s one of my all time favorite burger. I think you can see why. Anytime there is burger on the menu that has caramelized onions, I’m […]


Shepherd’s Pie Recipe with Freezer Instructions

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 29, 2014

This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan. Shepherd’s Pie is always a favorite around here…with a house full of boys, a ‘meat and potatoes’ meal will always be a hit! Because Shepherd’s Pie is a ‘time and dishes intensive recipe’ with making the mashed potatoes and browning the […]

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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. […]


Italian Meatloaf

by Jenn K on September 24, 2013

This is an easy meatloaf that is very freezer friendly, so whip up a double batch to enjoy one tonight and one for another night! Our family adored this meal…the flavor from the spaghetti sauce sends the flavor meter high in this meatloaf! A perfect and inexpensive ‘meat and potatoes’ dinner for ya! Italian Meatloaf […]


Black Bean Chili

by Jenn K on September 24, 2013

A quick, easy, and freezer friendly recipe for Black Bean Chili! Black Bean Chili Yield – 4 servings Preparation Time – 15 minutes Cooking Time – 45 minutes Ingredients 1 lb. ground beef 1 Tbsp minced onion 1 tsp garlic powder 2 – 15 oz. cans black beans, drained 2 – 15 oz. cans tomato […]


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 […]