Freezer Friendly

Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 2, 2012

I made these enchilada gems for my husband and his dude friends…just before Christmas. We hosted a guys night and I made 2 pans of these for the guys to snack on. (And I may have had a few…in the name of quality control!) The recipe is written for 2 pans…but you could easily half […]


No Boil Freezer Manicotti – Guest Post

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 16, 2011

Do you want to make a casserole without a bowl, a spoon or a pot? You do? Then this is the casserole for you. I make this often and double to have extra in my freezer to give away to a friend in need, or for a busy weeknight meal. You DO NOT cook the manicotti prior […]


Tricia’s October Potatofest Recipes

by Tricia H on October 27, 2011

Our feeding the larger family ways will help you feed a crowd and take a break during the holidays!


Apple Crisp – Freezer, Slow Cooker, Oven and Campfire {Guest Post}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 26, 2011

I like to make several kits in batches and freeze the crumb topping with it. This is a fantastic way to preserve the “not so perfect apple” and prevent waste…

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In an attempt to keep my guys from having to go out to eat every night while I’m gone, I’ve put together some meal options for them.


Make Ahead Freezer Smoothies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 13, 2011

Here’s one for all you Type-As, Type-A-wannabes, or Type-Bs who love smoothies!


Angie’s Egg Biscuits

by Angie on September 1, 2011

I’ve even tossed one out the door at a child who “didn’t have time to eat!”


Whole Wheat Banana Strawberry Crumb Muffins (with no sugar!)

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 29, 2011

Since I gave up processed sugar and white flours this month, I’ve had to get creative with baking…


Erin’s Chunky Spaghetti Sauce – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 22, 2011

When I first learned that Ryan did indeed have an allergy to dairy (after having suspected it for many months), I really started scouring labels. I knew for the most part what did and didn’t have dairy or milk, but it can very sneaky and often finds it’s way into a wide variety of processed […]


Freezer Cooking…the Inexpensive Way

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 4, 2011

Natalie from A Turtle’s Life for Me…shows you what to do when you score all sorts of great deals and specials on meats, chicken and otherwise more expensive proteins! You prep it and freeze it…as evidenced by the 46 meals she prepped and froze!