Three Bean Crispy Tacos

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 19, 2010

We’ve talked about adding beans to taco meat to stretch the protein out a little further. But now, it’s time to take it even further. To “three bean” tacos. So my idea for “three bean tacos” turned into a “two bean” taco!  If you look close enough, you’ll notice that there are only 2 beans […]


Tasty Summer Treats – Guest Post

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 17, 2009

Carrie from Pocket Your Dollars shares 2 quick and easy recipes for some delicious summertime treats!


How to Choose and Cut an Avocado

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 7, 2009

From the “World’s Healthiest Foods” website, “Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol…Avocados are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. Adequate intake of potassium can help to guard against circulatory diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke. One cup of avocado […]


Veggie Tacos and Spanish Rice

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 18, 2009

Y’all. Tonight’s meal is inspired by Big Mama and her love of obsession with Order Up and their veggie tacos! If you are ever in San Antonio, you have got to stop in! I promise you won’t be disappointed! Every meal is made from scratch, using fresh ingredients. It’s scrumptious, y’all! (Thinking about TX and […]


Homemade Guacamole

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 2, 2009

We also had homemade guacamole and homemade corn tortilla chips to snack on. Homemade Guacamole 2 avocados 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp Rotel tomatoes 2 Tbsp sour cream (omit if GFCFSF, tastes great without it!) 1 tsp salt Scoop out flesh from avocado. Smash with fork. Add crushed garlic, lemon […]

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Spicy Lentil Chili

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 2, 2009

So I totally wasn’t thinking that yesterday was Super Bowl Sunday when I made my menu plan last week! We were set to have lentils and rice. I jazzed it up as best I could! Spicy Lentil Chili Ingredients 1 cup green lentils ($.25) 1/2 cup split peas ($.15) 4 cups water 3 cloves garlic, […]


Mango Avocado Soup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 2, 2008

“It’s the thrill of the bargain!” I love this phrase, and wish I could claim it as my own. It is indeed thrilling to catch a great deal. Slightly addicting perhaps. This phrase belongs to a friend. She is a fellow bargain shopper all across the board. Including groceries! On sale at Meijer this week are […]