$5 Dinners – Baked Lime Tilapia

Here's the second dish I prepared from Erin Chase’s $5 Dinner MOM Cookbook.  We chose the Baked Lime Tilapia this week since we purchased 4 lbs. of individually, quick frozen tilapia filets at Walmart this weekend for just $12!  That's $3 a pound.  We already had the rest of the ingredients:  lime juice, olive oil, dill weed, salt and pepper. The yellow rice was leftover from a previous meal and frozen peas are a staple in the freezer. ...

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Working Mom What's For Dinner: Garlic Porkchops

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I added in the carrots to this recipe. I found this recipe was easy to make. I have to say all of Erin's recipes so far have had limited amount of ingredients that I am able to pull right out of my freezer and stockpile. I am also able to look like a super cook on a limited budget with limited time. If you haven't seen Erin's  $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook it is under $10 on Amazon. This is a great book to teach us all how to cook and stay under our budget. The best part is our contest so that you too ...

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Frugal Eats and Treats: All-in-One Box Dinners – Chicken

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How yummy does this look - less then $10.00 !!!! Wonderfully Filling! Ingredients: 1 pound chicken breasts, about 3 large 4 small breasts (you can get a bag of skinless boneless chicken breasts for a reasonable price, but its not really that hard to skin and de-bone breasts which will save you a good bit of money) 1 small can cream of mushroom soup (or cream of chicken, any variety of creamy soup works but make sure the flavor is one you enjoy because it will be a main taste in this meal--my ...

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Working Mom What’s for $5 Dinner

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I am on the $5 dinner kick and you can be as well. This month we are cooking our Wednesday meals from Erin Chase's $5 Dinner MOM Cookbook. I love mine in fact it is the best under $10.00 gift I have ever gotten. I like it so much I have bought several and given them away. I made the Rotelle Pasta with Eggplant. I didn't use rotelle pasta instead I used the free pasta I scored using coupons. This recipe was super easy and healthy. I took pictures of what I served my husband and myself and what ...

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Working Mom: What’s for Dinner?

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Okay, so I am huge fan of dump recipes.  This is one of my favorites. 4 - Boneless/ Skinless Chicken Breasts 1 - 16 0z. container of sour cream 2 - 10.5 oz. cans cream of mushroom soup Some wine ... like I said "dump" (1/4 cup) Some pepper Combine the sour cream, soup, and wine  in a bowl and mix. Place the chicken in a glass casserole dish and place the sour cream/soup/wine mixture on the chicken.  Then add in the pepper. You will need to cook the chicken at 350 degrees for 20-30 ...

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Frugal Eats and Treats: Great Meal for the Family for under $5.00

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Thanks to Sara of The Budget Savvy Diva for this delicious recipe! I wanted to show an example of a great meal for a family of four that costs well under $5.00 - actually only $4.28 to be exact. So follow along - and I hope you will learn some trick on how YOU can save some money in the kitchen - remember a savings here and there really adds up. Pasta with a Homemade Tomato Sauce ( Green Beans and Broccoli ) with Grilled Chicken Breast - and Homemade Garlic Bread. Here is me with the pasta - ...

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Working Mom: What’s for Dinner.. coupons?

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I am a working mom who has a husband that often travels for a living. We have a deal that when he is on travel I can order in. Whoa you say. How is that in the budget? Well, it used to not be and that was before coupons. You maybe thinking I am talking about coupons for the grocery store but I'm not. I am talking about coupons for meals out. My husband gets a per diem when he travels. We have a deal that he will buy his food for very reasonable prices and the money leftover can be used  for me ...

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Frugal Eats and Treats: Chocolate Valentine’s Day Cake

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Ingredients: Heart Cake Molds Vegetable Oil Cake Mix Cake Frosting Steps: So this is a special edition of Frugal Eats. I am an avid baker – usually from scratch – but for today I decided to go with a box mix because it was on sale at my local Ralphs. The cake all together cost under $3.00 which is pretty awesome. I made the cake for my Valentine – my husband – so I made the cake in his favorite flavor – Chocolate with chocolate frosting. Then for decorations I decided to try ...

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Working Mom- What’s for Dinner?

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Well it has to be quick, cheap, and easy. This only applies to cooking not shopping. I enjoy making healthy meals while staying within our budget. I made Salmon with Pan fried potatoes and steam Asparagus. The salmon was $6.00 I brushed it with olive oil and pesto on my husband's fish. My son can't have nuts so I only used olive oil on his and mine. I baked it at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until it was pink. Then I chopped potatoes from the bag I bought two weeks ago for $1.00. I threw in ...

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