Freezer Friendly

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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