Angie from Vivo Bello is sharing a fantastic recipe that feeds her family of 7 for less than $8.50!


Creamy Chicken Taco Pasta

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 4, 2010

Multitasking. I usually don’t have trouble with multitasking. I can chat on the phone with my mom about the latest while sprinkling Critter Ridder powder all over my garden. (Pesky chipmunks.)  I can be uploading photographs of dinner while reading a story to the boys.  I can read emails while waiting in the drop off […]


Chicken Fajita Pizza

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 28, 2009

No photo tonight…because I have no Internet at my home at the moment. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I was none to happy with amount of time I spent on the phone trying to order a new modem. But at least they threw in free overnight shipping and a month of free […]


Watermelon Juice

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 15, 2009

Adventures in watermelon juicing…


North Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 21, 2009

Using up some leftover pork roast meat to make NC Pulled Pork Sandwiches. Hello, delicious!


Mexican Rice Casserole for 8

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 11, 2008

I have the pleasure of taking dinner to some dear friends, as she just had a major surgery. This meal will serve 4 adults and 4 kids. If you’ve got a larger family, this is the post for you! Ingredients 1 package ground beef ($2.25) On sale this week 1 package taco seasoning ($.50) 1 […]


Cheeseburgers with Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 5, 2008

Ingredients 4 Burger Patties ($1.50) 4 Buns ($.50) 4 Cheese Slices ($.74) Ketchup/Mustard ($.10) “Almost Cobb” Side Salad (Free…are leftovers free???) 3 Corn ears (still $1) Watermelon Slices ($.25) ($2.99 for whole watermelon and $1.50 for a whole canteloupe this week!) Directions 1. Grill Burger patties and top with cheese as they finish grilling. Serve […]


Taco Macaroni and Cheese

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 6, 2008

A spicy twist on a Kid Favorite! Ingredients 16 oz elbow macaroni ($.99) 1/2 lb ground beef ($.85) 1/2 chopped onion ($.30) 1 small can tomato sauce (+ can worth water) ($.33) 1 small can Rotel with green chiles ($.62) 1-2 cloves garlic ($.10) 1/4 cup milk ($.10) S/P Spices: cilantro, cayenne, cumin, whatever you […]


Taco Soup and Sweet Watermelon

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 31, 2008

I know this is a popular one! Here’s how I do it and how much it costs me! This one can be stretched with more rice and 1 more can of tomatoes for lots of leftovers! Ingredients 1/2 lb Ground Beef ($.90) 1-2 cans whole tomatoes ($.59) 1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies ($.65) […]