Beef Roast for Company

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 16, 2010

Company is coming for dinner.  And all you can think about is…do I have enough $$$ in this week’s budget to make a nice meal for our dinner guests??!!?? If you’re on a tight budget, but want to splurge a bit…to make a nice meal for your friends…but not without compromising your budget!  Here you […]


Chicken Zucchini Stew on Rice

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 8, 2010

Tonight’s dinner is straight out of the freezer! From the freezer: 2 cups of shredded chicken, 1 container of chopped up summer veggies, about 2 cups of homemade chicken stock, blanched broccoli Toss into pot. Stir occasionally. Eat! Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil ($.06) 1 large zucchini, chopped ($1) 1 yellow zucchini, chopped ($1) 1 […]


Mushroom Barley Soup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 5, 2010

Recipe for Herbed Mushroom Barley Soup with Rolls and Jam


Homemade Chicken and Rice with Apricot Acorn Squash

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

I pulled out some stuff from the freezer. Celery. Shredded Chicken. Chicken stock. Then went looking for a new way to use it all up.  I found this recipe on Katie’s Kitchen Stewardship.  And I went from there. Then chopped some fresh carrots and onions. (When I probably should have been taking a nap…as 2 […]


Savory Chicken and Dumplings – Guest Post

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 15, 2009

I’ve had these dumplings. And they are scrumptious!!! Marianne made these for us just after Tyler was born…and I’m so glad she’s sharing the recipe with us!!! (I think it’s the zing of the lemon that makes this so delish!) Without further ado, Marianne and her Savory Chicken and Dumplings… I’m no fan of cold […]


Vegetable Soup – $5 Dinner Challenge

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

Tonight’s $5 Dinner comes from Amanda at All Frugal Stuff! Amanda is a newlywed, a coupon clipper and a freebie lover. She loves to save money any way she can. She enjoys writing articles, book reviews and top ten lists. In her spare time she likes to read, watch movies and search for deals. Ingredients […]


Poor Man’s Stoup – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 26, 2009

Janice shares her favorite “Poor Man’s Stoup” recipe with us tonight! What a fantastic and filling meal!


Bachelor Stew

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 20, 2009

My “mommy-fied” version of Bachelor Stew!


Chicken and Spaghetti Squash Medley

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 16, 2009

Ever had one of those moments when you open the fridge and look around…and decide to try a little experiment? This one turned out to be a successful experiment! Got a spaghetti squash? You should definitely try this!


Beef Roast with Garden Carrots

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

Pulled the carrots from the garden and cooked them in the slow cooker wtih a beef roast…mmm!