This Week's Eats 11/18
This Week's Eats
This Week's Eats
November 18, 2013
Easy Recipes for the Home Chef
Cheddar Chicken BLT | Chunky Spaghetti Sauce & Pasta
Balsamic & Brown Sugar Pork Chops | White Chili Stuffed Potatoes | Sausage and Mushroom Brinner Tacos
& Pretzel Pops and Pretzel-wiches
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!
I can hardly believe that Tyler is 4. He is younger than $5 Dinners, but at the same time it's so hard to fathom that he's already 4. We had a wonderful time with family and friends celebrating with him. His joy for life and zeal and energy are infectious! He is such a blessing to me and to our family.
Above, we are working on his birthday cupcakes. I said, "Hey buddy, let's do a 'kitchen selfie,'" and as you can tell we had a great time whipping up the batter for the cupcakes. A blast of a weekend, for sure!
On to this week's yummy recipes...
I think I need a t-shirt or badge that says "I survived birthday party weekend." Or maybe just a glass of wine. This weekend our third son turned 4 and we threw a fun party for him with all his preschool classmates. In addition to his party, we also went to 3 other parties this weekend. And when I got to talking to the other moms and dads at the party, we couldn't help but laugh at all the "Valentine's Day babies." Everyone knew at least a handful of people who were born in the middle 2 weeks of November. Trace it back, y'all ;)
Tyler's party had a total identity crisis, as it started out as a sports theme with sports invitations, sports candles, sports tablecloth, but as he helped me get the supplies for the party, we ended up with Nemo balloons, a monster truck bouncy house and
I never have been and never will be one of those "Pinterest party moms," but this party and it's identity crisis made me laugh.
6 large baking potatoes
1 T olive oil
1/2 pound chicken
1 cup onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 cup chicken broth
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 cup bell pepper
1/4 cup medium peppers or 1 jalapeno pepper
1 cup of corn
3½ cups cooked white beans (or 2-15 oz cans of white beans)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp oregano
2 T lime juice
1 T cilantro
3/4 cup grated cheese
The Holiday Baking season is upon us! Before you get stuck needing a batch of cookies for a cookie swap, class party at school, or unexpected guests joining you, see how easy it is to always have your favorite cookie dough on hand by preparing it ahead of time and freezing it!
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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!