Alea’s One Pot Chicken Dinner

Sunday Dinner

Perhaps this should be called the lazy cook’s chicken dinner. I love the convenience of one pot dinners. I could happily eat soup or chili every night, just to avoid washing extra dishes. However, my kids prefer meals with a main course and separate side dishes. This recipe  has the convenience of being prepared in one pot while allowing my kids to feel like they are eating a … [Read more...]

Grilled Red Potato Salad – $5 Dinner Challenge


On the 4th of July, I had a bag of red potatoes and needed to make a "dairy-free" red potato for those of us who are not having dairy products these days, as well as a dairy-filled something or other.  I made the Grilled Red Potatoes for the guys and me, and this for Steve and my MIL.  It's a grilled spin-off of the Roasted Red Potato Salad that I made this winter. Grilled … [Read more...]

Grilled Red Potatoes


For our 4th of July party, my MIL said she would be bring steaks. (Yes, please.) Steaks rarely fit into the $5 Dinners budget, so I was ecstatic that she would be bringing some to grill.  I thought I'd grill some red potatoes to go with the steaks...but I was concerned with how long it would take to grill them. I discovered a method that would work perfectly. Fire up the … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Potato Salad


Rosemary.  I have a little thing for rosemary. But my little thing might be bigger than I thought.  I think I have a BIG thing for rosemary. Perhaps it's my favorite herb. (Don't tell basil that, mkay?!?) I had some rosemary in the garden this past summer. But I was so busy using up all the tomatoes and green beans, squash and peppers that, sadly, I did not bring my rosemary … [Read more...]