Sesame Chicken Stir-fry


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? There is but one option for dinner on a day like today.  And … [Read more...]

Ranchero Black and Pinto Beans


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 the t-shirt and sweatpants (just keepin' it … [Read more...]

Vegetable Soup – $5 Dinner Challenge

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. Vegetable Soup Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 5 minutes Cooking Time … [Read more...]



I doubled this meal and then froze it in 2 parts: Few dinner portions without cheese.  Another few portions with cheese. 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!" Clever, huh? Not sure how to pronounce this...Listen … [Read more...]