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Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 24, 2010

I love me some chicken salad. I like to eat it out of the bowl. I like it on sandwich bread. I like it on croissants. I like it on hamburger buns. I like it in tortillas. And I like it sweet. While the plain mayo with some celery and salt and pepper is o-kay, […]

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Sesame Chicken Stir-fry

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

SPLURGE ALERT!!! CONVENIENCE FOOD ALERT!!! (BTW I have loved hearing your do’s and don’t’s when it comes to convenience foods!) It was one of those days.  It started too early. It was filled with distractions. And a few schedule changes. And it left me in no mood to cook.  Y’all have those days too, right? […]

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Ranchero Black and Pinto Beans

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 28, 2010

At this point, we’re just throwing things together…a little of this from the freezer with a little of that from the pantry! But I must say…this is a WINNER!!! (You know it’s a winner when you arrive at the dinner table half full because you’ve been sneaking bites from the skillet!) Video Disclaimers Please excuse […]

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Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Balsamic Onions – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 25, 2010

I will make this again. Maybe tomorrow. It was THAT GOOD! If you like the balsamic flavor, this is a must try! Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Balsamic Onions Yield – 4 servings Preparation Time – 10 minutes Cooking Time – 8 hours in slow cooker Ingredients 1 – 2.6 lb. beef roast ($5.10/2 = […]

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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 […]

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Tac-aroni

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 22, 2009

After seeing the pasta box on the counter, my oldest asked, “Are we having macaroni for dinner?”

I replied, “Yeah, but this is Taco Macaroni.”

To which he responded, “Yum. Tac-aroni!”

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Bachelor Stew

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

My “mommy-fied” version of Bachelor Stew!

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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!

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Lemon Pepper Chicken – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 28, 2009

A simple lemon pepper marinade on chicken breasts…cooked up on the grill…served with green beans and homemade rolls.

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Baked Chicken Spaghetti

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 25, 2009

A simple dish turned into a bit of an experiment! Diced chicken with tomatoes, green tomatoes, eggplant, Cubanelle peppers and some spices…tossed with spaghetti and topped with mozzarella cheese!

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