Caesar Romaine Wedge Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 27, 2011

So I have been racking my brain, trying to figure out what to do with this week’s Grow. Eat. $ave. post about lettuce. I feel like I’ve been eating or talking about salads for weeks. (See Strawberry Spinach Salad, Asian Spinach Salad with Mandarins, plus I’ve been making lots of the salad dressings that are […]


Ripening and Harvesting – Square Foot Gardening Update

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 23, 2011

The latest on what’s happening in the $5 Dinners SFG! Find out what’s growing, what’s not, and what critters we’re dealing with this week!


Garden Reminder – Fertilize and Hydrate

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

If you feel thirsty, chances are your plants are thirsty too!


My Low-Spend Plan for July & The Summertime Pantry Challenge Gang

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

I take a look at my pantry and freezers as we go into July, it doesn’t take long that a pantry challenge is in order here at our house! We have stocked up on different things over the past few shopping trips and it’s time we put it all to good use. I’ve got lots […]


What’s Growing in the Garden – SFG Update

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 2, 2011

A quick update with what’s growing in the $5 Dinners garden this week…


Pasta with Kale, Lemon and Parmesan – Friday Night Bite

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 1, 2011

Light. Refreshing. Summer…


Baked Zucchini Sticks – Grow. Eat. $ave.

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

I do believe I have a new favorite snack. And I do believe that the boys have a new favorite snack! And what perfect timing…it’s about to be high season for zucchinis…when the farmers will practically be giving them away at the markets. Next time I pick up one of the monster zucchinis for $1, […]


Lasagna with Kale, Zucchini and Garden Herbs – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 27, 2011

Kale. Have you ever cooked with it?! It kinda fits in the spinach category…at least in terms of how you can use it and in what recipes. It works well with pasta (I’ll be sharing another recipe later this week.  But not too many after that, because I fear that kale will take over the […]


Squash & Zucchini Pizza Bites – Friday Night Bite

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 24, 2011

Mini. Mini can be good. Unless said “mini”-whatevers is so delicious that you eat so many that “mini” is no longer relevant. And you might as well have made mega bites. Instead of mini bites. Oops. (Not that that happened to me. Or anything.) Slice up the zucchini and squash. (I sliced up 2 of […]


Harvests, Visitors, Plantings & More – SFG Update

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 18, 2011

Why hello Mr. Caterpillar. I found this little guy hanging out on the stems of the parsley plant.  You all taught me that this guy will become a yellow swallowtail and that its host plant is parsley. So the big kids decided that they wanted to keep him.  They babysat him outside until it was […]