Garlic Chicken Risotto – $5 Dinner Challenge

Tonight's guest recipe comes from Susie at Susie's Homemade.  She is a thriving stay-at-home mom of two wonderful girls (5 and 19) and a caretaker of my 67 year old live-in mother. On her blog, Susie's Homemade, she shares her adventures in baking, cooking, gardening, homemaking and entertaining. Ingredients 1 lbs Chicken Breast Salt and Pepper to taste 2 Tbsp Olive … [Read more...]

Bachelor Stew


Kristie sent me this super easy and "throw together" recipe for Bachelor Stew. Ingredients... 1 lb ground beef (Kroger had it for 1.97/lb where I live) 1 can of Vegetable Soup 1 can of Ranch Style Beans ($.79) 1 box of Corn Bread ($.44) Cook the meat in a large pot then drain. Dump in the soup and beans, mix together, and simmer for 30 minutes. When I make the … [Read more...]

Baked Italian Chicken


BEFORE AFTER I'm often asked...well, how much do your kids eat?  How much do you give them? How about a "visual" answer to that question.  Above is my 2 year old's plate.  Before and After. He nearly polished off the chicken, almost all of the peas and squash, and ate at least half of his rice...before declaring himself, "fuh," and asking to be … [Read more...]

Fettucini Alfredo

Ingredients 1 lb. fettucini noodles ($1.14) 2 chicken breasts, sliced ($1.66) 4 Tbsp butter ($.40) 6 Tbsp flour ($.05) 3 cups of milk ($.30) 1/4 cup parmesan cheese ($.25) 1 cup frozen peas ($.44) 2 sweet potatoes ($.99) On sale for $.88/lb this week! Directions 1. In medium saucepan, cook fettucini noodles as directed on package. Drain. 2. In skillet, prepare … [Read more...]

Pork Roast and Mashed Red Potatoes

Ingredients 1 2.5 lb pork roast ($4.05) I used half or less than half for tonight's meal, so we'll call it $2 for this meal! I'll show you later in the week what I do with the other half!!! Salt, pepper and garlic powder ($.05) 6 red potatoes ($.79) 1/4 cup low fat sour cream ($.10) Recently on sale matched with coupon 1/4-1/2 cup fat free milk ($.10) 1-2 … [Read more...]