Square Foot Gardening

Spicy Onion Burgers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 20, 2010

Looking for a spicy new topping for your favorite burger?! How about some onions with a lotta zing?!


Fall Planting – Square Foot Gardening

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 19, 2010

So I can’t believe we are in the middle of August…but that means it’s time to start planting for the fall. I had every intention to get some seeds into the ground by the end of July, but that just did not happen…Find out what I’ll be planting for the fall!


Stuffed Tomatoes – Grow. Eat. $ave.

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 14, 2010

Looking for a recipe that uses a vegetable that’s growing in your garden? Perhaps Grow. Eat. $ave. can help!


Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 11, 2010

(Please pardon the iPhone photo. Dead camera battery.) I went out yesterday morning to survey the garden…and to make sure it survived our weekend away. I was pleasantly surprised to find lots of red grape-roma tomatoes, and a meal’s worth of green beans!  I picked some basil, parsley and oregano and then got to work. […]


Ways to Use Homemade Pesto Sauce

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 30, 2010

Rather than let the garden herbs grow out of control, make pesto instead.  I have found that it doesn’t really matter how much of which kind of herb you use…as long as you have enough basil in there to give it that basil flare. I did not measure my pesto as I made it…but I’ll […]


Dishsoap Spray for the Garden

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 15, 2010

Last year, y’all taught me about dishsoap spray. And I wanted to pass the information along to anyone who might not be using it. Last year I had trouble with Mexican beetles eating my green bean plants.  While my green bean plants did a lovely job of producing green beans, I was not too fond […]


Red Quinoa with Avocado, Black Beans and Corn

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 9, 2010

For a while now, I’ve been toying with the idea of putting myself on a Gluten Free diet. No real reason really. Just want to see if I feel any different when eliminating gluten. And here is a recipe that will be on the menu when (if ever) I decide to make that leap. Red […]


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. […]


Square Foot Gardening – Planting Seeds

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 3, 2010

It reached 80 degrees this week. Twice.  Three times, almost! While we’ve thoroughly enjoyed being outside all week, I know…I just know…that there will be another frost. Or two. Or three.  It can snow in May here. I REEEEAAAALLLYYYY want to plant the rest of my seeds and transplant a few potted plants, but I […]


Square Foot Gardening – Year 2

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 27, 2010

Last year, for the first time in my life, I gardened. I chronicled the experience here on the site, posting update every few weeks. I’m planning on posting again each week, starting later in this spring and going through the summer. This year, I plan to include a Mr. Linky in each of the garden […]