On-The-Go Salad Stuffed Rolls

by Sharon on July 19, 2012

There are many days when we are out on the road during meal times.  Often, I cringe at the idea of taking the kids to a fast food restaurant.  A good substitute is to head into the local supermarket and find quick and easy foods that can be put together in the car. This dinner idea […]

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Chicken Wraps with Balsam-melized Red Onions

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 1, 2010

Caramelizing Red Onions in Balsamic Vinegar…gives these ordinary chicken wraps an amazing flavor!!!


Smokehouse Maple Chicken

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

While foraging yesterday, I found some Smokehouse Maple grill seasoning hanging out amongst the other spices in the spice cabinet. Hmmm….let’s try this with some chicken. And I just so happened to have picked up a few packages of chicken at the store this morning. This could not have been an easier chicken to make. […]


Mango Chicken Lettuce Wraps

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 23, 2010

I have been itching to make some lettuce wraps ever since getting my lettuce transplants from the store earlier this year.  I’ve been waiting for the leaves to grow larger enough to actually wrap…and that time is now. When I learned about Chris Lilly and his Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Mango Marinade recipe […]


Taco Burgers – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 7, 2010

A few notes about this lovely meal. These were SO GOOD, but they were super crumbly…from the beans…so I would add an egg to hold the burgers together. The cilantro and lettuce are from the garden. The bread…because I had no buns in the house. And ran out of time to make them from scratch. […]


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, […]


Grilled Pineapple Orange Chicken

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

There is just something about grilled chicken. It’s so…. What is it?  It’s so…. Tender on the inside, and a bit crisp on the outside. It’s so……perfect. This is a simple marinade for any kind of chicken. It gave the chicken a lovely, sorta sweet, flavor! Ingredients 3 large or 4 small chicken breasts (about […]


Sausage Jambalaya with Salad – Guest Post

by tdomf_91172 on March 31, 2010

I love cooking from scratch when I can, but there are some days when quick and easy is a must. Zatarain’s jambalaya mix is delicious right out of the box, and when it goes on sale I stock up for this quick and frugal meal. Pair it with a green salad for a perfect dinner! […]


Chicken Gumbo with Iceberg Ranch Wedges

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

This dinner is inspired by a gumbo that my dad had for lunch when we were in Dallas last month.  All I knew about gumbo was that people from LA made it. A lot. Call me “gumbo ignorant.” I was. But no longer.  Did a little research on Wiki…and learned quite a bit.  Hop on […]


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 […]