Freezer Friendly Black Bean Tamale Pie {Vegetarian}

Vegetarian Black Bean Tamale Pie | 5DollarDinners.com

A Mexican New Year's food tradition is tamales. These are made of corn flour and are wrapped and steamed in a corn husk. They are very pretty and have a wide variety of flavors that can take you from breakfast to dinner. I enjoy tamales as long as someone else makes them. They take up a lot of space to store and cook, are challenging to reheat in large quantities, and … [Read more...]

Dilled Tomato Sauce over Rice & White Beans {Vegetarian}

Dilled Tomato Sauce over Rice and White Beans | 5DollarDinners.com

How does your family feel about tomato sauce? I mean, we all know pasta is the greatest thing since sliced bread. But the love of the sauce is important here. Because this recipe is a Mediterranean twist on tomato sauce and is served over rice. A couple of tricks to make this recipe super easy for you: If your family isn't particularly fond of the tough skin on grape … [Read more...]

20 Meals from Costco for $150 – The 2nd Edition of Slow Cooker Freezer Packs!

20 Slow Cooker Freezer Packs from Costco - 2nd Edition

  Have you ever wished you could make enough dinners for almost a month, so you can spend more time with your family each night while dinner cooks itself? Let me introduce you to the… It's the weekend, the sun is rising and you smile as the house comes alive and you think about all the fun and adventure that will come today. You have a quick thought about needing to go … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Split Peas and Brown Rice ~ Freezer Friendly

Slow Cooker Split Peas and Brown Rice Recipe | 5DollarDinners.com

Could this possibly be easier or more yummy? Three ingredients in your slow cooker means a hearty, warm, freezer-friendly dinner can be ready with only 5 minutes of effort. My family boycotts the kitchen when we run out of a few items. Bananas are one. And split peas are another. I'm glad something so popular is easy to make and freezes well. Unlike other legumes and beans, … [Read more...]

Rice Cooker Hearty Tomato Soup

Rice Cooker Hearty Tomato Soup

What's this about a rice cooker? Turns out, it works a bit like a slow cooker. Only a little faster. It uses less energy than cooking on a stove. And, for me, seems to make less of a mess. Try it sometime. Like with this soup. Tomato soup and grilled cheese are about as American as apple pie, right?  And tomato soup seems like one of the standard things to come in to from … [Read more...]