Saturday, April 17, 2010

“The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook”

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I am a member of Pssst and occasionally get information and free products from General Mills. I have just received the following information about a new cookbook, “The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook” by Erin Chase
The basic idea of this cookbook:
• To make dinner for your family every night for $5 or less!
• To prepare healthy meals using natural and wholesome ingredients!
• To encourage and inspire others to do the same!

“The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook” is available at, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Overstock and Walmart.

Here's a sample recipe from the cookbook:

Beef Tacos


1 cup white rice ($.20)
¾ pound ground beef ($1.12)
½ onion, chopped ($.15)
2 teaspoons ground cumin($.10)
salt and pepper
8 Old El Paso taco shells ($.75)
1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce ($.25)
1 plum tomato, chopped ($.53)
1 cup cheddar cheese ($.75)
½ cup sour cream ($.15)
4 ears of corn ($1)

In a medium saucepan, bring 2½ cups of water to a boil, add the rice and bring back to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork before serving.

In a large skillet, brown ground beef with chopped onion. Drain excess fat. Return the beef to the skillet and add the ground cumin, salt and pepper and ¼ cup of water. Simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.

Add the cooked taco meat to the taco shells and top with the shredded lettuce, diced tomato, and shredded cheddar cheese.

Remove the husks and silk from the ears of corn and boil the corn in a large pot of water for 4 to 5 minutes or place the ears of corn in microwave-safe baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 7 to 9 minutes.

Serve Beef Tacos with Rice and Corn on the Cob.

Cost: $4.91

Reprinted by permission from “The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook”


  1. I haven't eaten yet today and that is making me hungry now! Thanks for the post about the great book.

  2. I am with Sandra! It is 1:42 pm my time and I am starving! Be blessed. Cindy

  3. Hey Patti! :) Thank you for stopping by and looking in on the garden projects, and for your always kind words! :) Hey! Come by and enter my giveaway for $100 to CSNlighting. You can use it for any lighting products on their website! Hope you'll stop by for a chance to win! :)

  4. I'm going to have to find that book! Such great ideas...and with me being a mother of seven I certainly love to look for money saving ways to cook healthy.

    Thanks for sharing!


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