Freezer Friendly

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Freezer Friendly Cashew Parmesan Crusted Pork

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

Company supper right here, my friend. Next time you have company coming over and you find yourself wondering what to prepare. I’ve got the answer for you right here. CASHEW. PARMESAN. CRUSTED. PORK. You’re gonna be shocked at how simple this is. AND…it’s freezer friendly! You can freeze this before baking the pork. Now you’ll […]

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Ever since starting this little food blog a few years back, I’ve been on a mission. Not only to help people to spend less $$ on groceries, but also to help you learn to love new meals and try new foods (maybe that you were afraid to buy because you didn’t know what to do […]

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Baked Oatmeal…what’s not to love. Easy to whip together and bake. Delicious and scrumptious breakfast (or after school snack, like at my house!) And uber freezer friendly too! Making a double batch of baked oatmeal is super simple…and once it cools down, it’s easy to prep for the freezer. I generally slice up a 9×13 […]

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Chili might be my all time favorite thing to ‘double batch’ and freeze. I’ve not met a chili that I didn’t like, or that I couldn’t freeze. Below are a few of my favorite chili recipes, with all kinds of twists and (not-so) secret ingredients… Chili with Cornbread Waffles (pictured above) Slow Cooker Chili with […]

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Freezer Friendly Stovetop Ratatouille

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 17, 2014

Yes, you can freeze Ratatouille. You can. Really, you can. A friend on Facebook shared the other day… Throwing together a quick dinner at the last minute when one kid is eating only soft stuff due to new braces, another kid is a vegetarian, and the third kid is avoiding dairy, and I left my […]

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