Archives for February 2011

Grocery University One Day Mega Sale

Are you looking to save a few more dollars at the grocery store? Even though the price of food is increasing, I am still looking for new ways to cut costs and save more money at the store. My friend Carrie has put together over 2 hours worth of audio as well as a 40 page workbook to help you get the most for your money at the grocery store. Carrie has been teaching shopping and couponing … [Read more...]

Grocery Budget Makeover: Susan’s Family

The grocery budget makeover challenge has begun! Thank you so much to every one of you who applied to participate in this challenge, I wish I didn't have to pick just a few families. Over the next few days you will meet our families and learn why they need a grocery makeover. During the month of March these families will track their grocery/ eating out/ take out spending as well as where they … [Read more...]

Menu Plan

My sister is in town this week! As much I want to impress her with my mad cooking skills, I'd rather just hang out and enjoy our time together. If you haven't met my sister, she guest posted for me about two years ago and shared one of her favorite recipes. Breakfasts French Toast made with Maple Oat Swirl Bread Oatmeal Pancakes Page 92 of the The $5 Dinner Mom Breakfast and … [Read more...]

Garlic Shrimp and Spinach Pasta

My family loves pasta, most of them would be happy with spaghetti every night, but I like to mix it up a little and also add a few veggies to our pasta. This shrimp and spinach pasta is a real treat and if you aren't a fan of shrimp you can use chicken. The best thing about this pasta dish, it comes together in 20 minutes or less and tastes like it took you all day! (Scroll down for step-by-step … [Read more...]

Menu Plan: Theme Week

I'm in a bit of a menu planning rut lately. It seems like my kids are asking for the same thing over and over every week. So this week I'm implementing theme week. Each night is a different theme, hopefully that will make things a little more interesting around here! Monday: Leftovers Tuesday: Fish Wednesday: Mexican Thursday: BBQ Friday: Pizza Saturday: Breakfast for … [Read more...]

Tips for Feeding a Crowd

Do you resist having families over to your house because large scale cooking intimidates you?  This stressed me out until I had a big family and realized it wasn't too hard to cook for a crowd! On a daily basis I cook for nine people, and my children love to host parties and gatherings for friends and family. The secret to feeding a crowd is to do as much as you can before the party. In the past … [Read more...]