Green Pepper Chili – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 6, 2010

Not sure you can make a meal for your family for $5 or less?! Have you thought about challenging yourself?!


Grilled Inside Out Cheeseburgers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 14, 2010

How about the ooey-gooey cheese-ness of your favorite burger coming from INSIDE the burger?!? Yes, please! And for those watching calories…serve it on a Sandwich Thin…I liked it better than the bulky buns!!! (And one more thing I like about the Sandwich Thins…they freeze really well. That, and they are just 100 calories per thin!) […]


Pepperoni Calzones

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 10, 2010

These didn’t stay on our plates very long!  And, they are completely freezer friendly, so be sure to make a big batch and freeze for a future meal!  (Freeze after baking.) Pepperoni Calzones Yield – 4-6 servings Preparation Time – 30 minutes (plus time to make the dough) Cooking Time – 15-20 minutes Ingredients 1 […]


Walnut French Toast

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 10, 2010

I started to make this meal in the 9×13 baking dish, but them switched to the smaller baking dish because I didn’t want there to be any leftovers…and I know that with a 9×13, we’d have lots of leftovers.  And from my past experience, baked french toast meals and egg casserole meals just taste better […]


Almond Vanilla French Toast

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 3, 2009

Simply add some vanilla, ground almonds and maple syrup to the eggs and milk when making french toast…a delicious combination!


Sausage Eggwiches

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 14, 2009

A little deep freezer CRISIS! Resulting in a delicious “breakfast for dinner”!


Caramel Apple Breakfast Casserole

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 9, 2009

Diced caramel-y apples baked into a breakfast casserole…tasty. Very tasty.


Tomato Basil Quiche – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 27, 2009

“Egg Pie”…known in the adult world as quiche. A fresh from the garden qiuche that is sure to please any appetite!


Bean and Cheese Tacos

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 21, 2009

A dinner you could have for breakfast or lunch! A healthier version of my latest breakfast taco “craving”!


Breakfast Tacos

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 24, 2009

Breakfast for dinner is always a frugal option. And one that I tend to forget about! Sorry. No photo again! Camera battery is recharging Ingredients 10-12 eggs ($1.25) 4-5 small potatoes, peeled and diced ($.50) 1-2 Tbsp olive oil ($.10) Salt/pepper 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese ($.38) Omit if GFCFSF 1 cup salsa ($.50) […]