Nacho Bake

An afternoon meeting ran late and dinner plans changed. At 5:45 pm my kids were hungry, cranky, and begging for dinner. I threw this inexpensive nacho bake together in about 45 minutes from start to finish. Get creative with this easy Nacho Bake and use whatever ingredients you have in your pantry or freezer. Corn, salsa, or black beans would work well in this dish too. PrintNacho … [Read more...]

Recession Buster Recipes

These are some of my favorite, super inexpensive recipes that will help you stretch the grocery budget. As I am sure you will notice, many of these recipes contain beans. Beans are healthy, cheap and very versatile! (Click on the titles to view the recipe) Beans and Cornbread Mexican Chicken Skillet Slow Cooker Navy Bean Soup Baked Ziti Black Bean … [Read more...]

The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook

Would you like to cook delicious, healthy meals for your family for less than $5? Erin, the $5 Dinner Mom has written a cookbook, that will help you do just that. Filled with over 200 recipes, this cookbook will help keep your family on a budget while not sacrificing taste or nutrition. From the website: Erin became a supermarket savvy mom, challenged herself to create dinners for her family … [Read more...]

Chicken Legs: Commissary Bargain Meal of the Week

For great meals for less you can purchase at your local store visit $5 Dinner's new feature, Bargain Meal of the Week. Bloggers around the country create a bargain meal based on their local store sales. If you shop at the commissary you probably know their prices change every two weeks. Not only do sales run on a two week basis, but many of their everyday low prices change as well. Each Monday … [Read more...]

Shepherd’s Pie: Commissary Bargain Meal of the Week

This week's bargain meal is shepherd's pie. Shepherd's Pie Ground turkey $1.00 a pound Betty Crocker Mashed Potato Mix $.90 Pic Sweet Frozen Corn $.90 for 16 oz bag Kraft Shredded Cheese $1 for 1 cup Brown the turkey and make the potatoes according to directions. Spray baking dish with nonstick. Spread cooked ground turkey on the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with corn. Then spread … [Read more...]

Baked Ziti

Many times I will take a recipe and adapt it for my family. I will omit ingredients we don't like or that are expensive. I also try to find ways to make a recipe easier to make since I always seem pressed for time in the evenings. My sister made this baked ziti recipe she found on All Recipes. It was a big hit with my family and they requested it when I was menu planning this week. After looking … [Read more...]