This Week's Eats
This Week's Eats from $5 Dinners ~ www.5dollardinners.com
This Week's Eats
Easy Recipes for the Home Chef
Quinoa Soft Tacos, Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes,
Slow Cooker Ranchero Chicken,
Pumpkin Pie French Toast
& Berry Quinoa Parfait
September 23, 2013
Welcome to the new $5 Dinners Recipes digital magazine. Each week, we'll deliver a new edition with mouth watering photographs and delicious, simple recipes. Now put on your apron and let's get to cooking!
This week, we're featuring some of the most delicious recipes and many are family favorites...from the Energy Balls to the Pumpkin Pie French Toast to the Ranchero Chicken. (I just took that to a "taco night potluck" with our church group...it was a hit!)
Every time I make Hawaiian Meatloaf, we clean out the pan...and the same goes for the Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes. I hope you enjoy these as much as our family does!
So, on to the recipes, shall we...
I can hardly believe that "the time" has already come. The time when Austin crawls through the kitchen in search of something to bang or chew on. The phase when you can't leave the dishwasher open for more than 14.5 seconds at a time.
I've already sectioned off "his cabinets" and have been teaching him where to find his favorite bowls and cups. We are in the middle of a big kitchen cabinet painting project, so we haven't spent too much time in the kitchen the last 2 weeks, but when we do head in there...he knows right where to go.
One of the older boys left the refrigerator door open after grabbing the milk for an afternoon bowl of cereal and watching Cuatro's cute little face was priceless. It was like he could hardly stand what had just been presented to him. He crawled right over and started grabbing for the mangoes on the bottom shelf. He was none too happy when I moved him and closed the door. Go figure!
Make your own taco seasoning at home for a fraction of the cost from the store! A $1 packet at the store holds about 2 tablespoons, but you can make your own for about $5 and it's enough for months! All you need from your spice cabinet is chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and crushed red pepper.
2 1/4 cups AP flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Nestle® Toll House® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts
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I have a little problem. I can not make a meal for my family that costs more than $5. My mind is filled with prices on my favorite ingredients, and frugal recipes that can be made for less than 5 bucks. It’s unnatural, really. But, my pocketbook thanks me!