There are three things I dislike about that:
- I have to buy the food.
- I have to cook the food.
- I have to clean the kitchen after I cook the food.
Fortunately, Erin Chase (a.k.a “The $5 Dinner Mom“) has come up with a new cookbook to help.
The $5 Dinner Mom One-Dish Dinners Cookbook is full of simple, healthy, tasty recipes designed to get dinner on the table and make clean-up a breeze. The cookbook covers skillet dinners, casseroles, dutch oven dinners, slow cooker meals, and dinners on the grill. All of the recipes can be made in one dish (although you may have to dirty up a cutting board). Chase even includes a chapter on one-dish (or one-bowl) desserts! And every dinner in this collection costs under $5. That’s not per person – that’s for the entire meal!
Here’s a sampling of recipes in The $5 Dinner Mom One-Dish Dinners Cookbook:
- Thai Chicken with Noodles
- Beef and Zucchini Quesadilla Bake
- Baked Honey-Mustard Chicken
- Spicy Quinoa with Corn, Beans, and Lime
- Pear-Apple Crisp
- And more!
The cookbook also has a chapter dedicated to recipes for common convenience foods like her fabulous whole wheat pizza dough, homemade stocks, and made-from scratch salad dressings.
This cookbook is full of options to satisfy my picky eaters and my budget. There are no hard-to-find items on the ingredient lists, either.
Chase does a fabulous job of guiding you through the process of choosing the right cookware for the job, and offers a wide variety of tips to help you save time (and mess!) in the kitchen. For those of you who love to do once-a-month cooking (or batch cooking), you’ll find her strategies to be very useful. She even notes which recipes are freezer-friendly or great for make-head meals.
If you’re looking for a way to save money, time, and clean-up when it comes to making dinner, The $5 Dinner Mom One-Dish Dinners Cookbook should be on your must-read and must-use list.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book and I consider author Erin Chase a friend. That said, the opinions expressed here are 100 percent my own and were not edited or influenced by the publisher, author(s), or their affiliates. This post also contains affiliate links which help support this blog at no additional cost to you. Please read my full disclosure policy for more information.