$5 Dinners? Yes, it’s possible.

$5 Dinners? Yes, it’s possible.

Do you think you can cook up $5 Dinners? Yes, it’s possible. With a little help from frugal mom and cook Erin Chase. Her blog www.5dollardinners.com gives you all you need to know about how to cook healthy, frugal meals for your family for $5!

Here’s how it works: Sign up on the site for the weekly emails from Erin that include a grocery list and a weeks worth of frugal dinners! Can you believe it?! She does the work for you and all you have to do is start saving money. And these aren’t terrible menus like Tuna Surprise. Take this week’s menu for example; Chorizo Black Bean Soup, Dutch Oven Beef Stew, Shrimp and Mango Curry, 7 Layer Tostadas, Zucchini Carrot Whole Wheat Pancakes and Raspberry Brownie Parfaits. You just can’t go wrong with meals like that.

According to Erin this is how the site and her $5 meal plans began:

“Back in late summer 2008, I began couponing. Really couponing. It started paying off immediately! I love to cook and I love the challenge of coming up with a meal that costs under $5. A few weeks before I started the blog, I’d shared with my husband that ‘this meal was only $3.85, or tonight’s dinner cost about $5.’ One night as I was cleaning up the dishes from dinner I thought of the phrase ‘$5 Dinners.’  The rest is history!”

I promise you won’t be disappointed with these money saving tips and menu ideas!

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