Freezer Friendly

Moroccan Beef Stew ~ New 31 Days of Freezer Friendly Recipe!

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 31, 2014

It’s time to kick the flavor up a couple notches in your next stew. This is a really interesting stew with a whole lot going on in the flavor department. You have the beef with the chickpeas…that soak up the cumin and cinnamon flavors. Then there’s the sweetness from the golden raisins and the salt-y […]


Delicious and easy. That’s the name of my cooking game friend! This salmon is both of those things…super simple to prepare and oh, so tasty too! Salmon recipes are not ones I share around here often, but I think it’s important to serve fish and seafood as part of a balanced diet. When I do […]


Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls ~ 31 Days of Freezer Friendly Recipes

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

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. Double Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. But really, they are triple pumpkin cinnamon rolls. And. They. Will. Melt. In. Your. Mouth. The dough is so soft. The pumpkin filling literally melts in your mouth with the dough…and the pumpkin spice icing. You HAVE TO make these at some point this fall or winter. It’s […]


Here’s another $5 Dinners fan favorite! For me, it’s the tangy and subtly sweet flavor within the meatloaf and in the sauce that bakes on top! I usually make a double batch anytime I prepare meatloaf…one to bake for dinner and one to freeze. I prefer to freeze them raw, but you can certainly cook […]


20 Fresh & Easy Freezer Meals for $150 – FREE Meal Plan Printables!

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 27, 2014

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles and spend some time in the Fresh & Easy grocery store in Manhattan Beach, CA. They’ve tasked me with coming up with a meal plan for 20 freezer meals for $150…and I gladly accepted the challenge! Take a peek at the video […]


Flavors of fall will swirl all around your home, as this pork roast with cranberries and apples cooks the day away in the slow cooker. You can use a 12 oz. bag of fresh cranberries with about 1/2 cup of brown sugar in place of the canned cranberries. We’ve made it both ways and they […]


OK, last set of enchiladas, I promise! These enchiladas were one of the recipes that I featured on my recent Today Show appearance…and they are getting rave reviews from those in our $5 Meal Plan private Facebook group! The reason that we’ve had so many enchiladas as part of this month’s 31 Days of Freezer […]


Tater Tot Shepherd’s Pie ~ NEW 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipe!

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 24, 2014

It’s often joked in the mom circles that you lose brain cells with each kid you have. So I wonder if that means that I’ve have 4x less than I had before the little dudes showed up. And I wonder if I get an ‘all-boy-handicap’ of sorts. Because oh-my-holy-guacamole…they make me crazy sometimes. For the […]


If you’re like me, you don’t have a moment to spare on weekday mornings. I love to have smoothies for breakfast…so having them prepped ahead of time and all the ingredients I need for each batch of smoothie really makes my busy mornings go smoother. (Pun intended.) Set aside a few minutes on the weekend […]


Coconut Key Lime Bread ~ NEW 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipe

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 22, 2014

Last week a dream came true for me. This dream has been 2 years in the making. Not long after I found out I was pregnant with Cuatro in the summer of 2012, a terrible longing for the beach came over me. Like, a crazy longing. To be at the beach, by myself…with my girlfriends. […]