Night Out – $5 Dinner Challenge

No meal tonight from me!  Nana treated us to a quick dinner out at a nearby Mexican restaurant. And it’s back to the writing board for me!

Please leave a link to your frugal meal from this week in the comments section.


  1. UncleJim says

    Hace you looked up received a brocure saying feed you family for $4.30 a day. Maybe you can see what they offer and make up some dinners

  2. says

    I made these tonight. I think in order to make the recipe it does come over $5, but it’s definitely under $10, and the recipe generally feeds our family of 5(2 adults, 3 children ages 8,6 and 4) for two meals. Especially if I use whole wheat flour. :)


  3. says

    Uncle Jim, If you are looking for menu ideas working with Angel Food, you can check out their website for ideas. You can also check out hillbilly houswife’s site for ideas on how to best use their food.


  4. says

    Here’s a link to my recipe for sun dried tomato crusted chicken with balsamic glazed onions and cream sauce. The main dish is only $.78 / serving which leaves plenty of room for a variety of side dishes. yummmmm!

  5. Carissa says

    New to your website but love the idea! Here is another meal for you – this one costs about $3.00 to make and is about $0.50 per serving.

    Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked and rinsed lentils
    1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
    3 cup sliced carrots
    1 lb swiss chard, cleaned and chopped
    1 lb kale, cleaned and chopped
    3 cups water
    1 packet reduced sodium onion soup mix

    Directions: Place all ingredients in large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook until rice is done, 20 to 30 minutes.

    My 18 month old daughter loves this meail. I have made with both the rice and quinoa…love quinoa. Hope you enjoy!


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