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Win-It Wednesday: The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook (7 Winners!)

by Tara Kuczykowski on January 6, 2010 · 921 comments

Join me every week for Win-It Wednesday. I'll be posting several 24-hour giveaways throughout the day to give you plenty of chances to win!

Today is also the last day to enter to win $250 from Lottay.com!

Many of you have probably already heard of $5 Dinners, the blog written by my good bloggy friend, Erin Chase, that shares healthy, delicious, and affordable meals. And by "affordable," I mean ultra-frugal -- every recipe can feed a family for $5 or less!

If you're already a fan of Erin's or are now intrigued and interested to find out how you can prepare meals in your own home for $5 and under, you'll be thrilled to find out that she recently published her own cookbook, The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook.

This cookbook is jam-packed with not only recipes that can be prepared for $5 or less but also step-by-step instructions and tips on how you can pare down your grocery bill and feed your family for less. This is a must-read for those of you trying to stretch your budgets right now or anyone just trying to save in some areas so you can spend in others!

And Erin's hooked me up with a special treat for my readers:

7 lucky Deal Seeking Mom readers will each win a copy of The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook! To enter, share your favorite inexpensive meal (links to recipes welcome!).

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Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Tell me what your favorite inexpensive meals are. How do you balance saving money and still providing making healthy dinners?

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Join the new Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Prize:
(7) copies of The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook

This giveaway ends at 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, 1/7 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use Random.org to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 921 comments }

1 Connie Corey January 7, 2010 at 9:11 am

Rice with black beans! yummo!

2 Emily January 7, 2010 at 9:11 am

Badge on my blog:

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3 Connie Corey January 7, 2010 at 9:11 am

Forum member!

4 Buffie January 7, 2010 at 9:12 am

Our favorite inexpensive meal is chicken salad croissant wraps.

5 Buffie January 7, 2010 at 9:12 am

I'm a subscriber to your feed.

6 Sarah B. January 7, 2010 at 9:18 am

Arroz con Pollo and frijoles negros. This is Costa Rica chicken rice and black beans. I learned to fix this meal when my family and I were missionaries in Costa Rica. It is affordable and is always a big hit when we have guests over. Thanks for the giveaway.

7 Maura January 7, 2010 at 9:21 am

Our favorite "cheap" meal is beans and rice, it's super healthy (we use brown rice) tasty and inexpensive.

8 Maura January 7, 2010 at 9:22 am

I subscribe by RSS.

9 Jess T January 7, 2010 at 9:27 am

My favorite inexpensive meal is pasta (Ronzoni Smarttaste) with homemade spaghetti sauce

10 Savings and Stewardship January 7, 2010 at 9:27 am

One of my favorite inexpensive meals is homemade ravioli - it takes a little bit of effort, but once you've made them a few times, it is super easy! And you can stuff them with whatever you have leftover in the fridge - just combine it all, add an egg & a little ricotta cheese to the mix, and voila! Love them.

11 Jess T January 7, 2010 at 9:27 am

I am a forum member

12 Lacey January 7, 2010 at 9:29 am

Ooo....Ooo...I want one, please!!

13 Kevin January 7, 2010 at 9:39 am

Our favorite inexpensive dinner is lentil soup. My wife makes it in the crockpot, and it's GREAT!

14 Savings and Stewardship January 7, 2010 at 9:47 am

I'm an email subscriber!

15 Gahome2mom January 7, 2010 at 9:54 am

Hotdogs are probably one of the least expensive meals to make for our family. lol

Happy New Year
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16 Gahome2mom January 7, 2010 at 9:54 am

email subscriber
Happy New Year
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17 Jessica January 7, 2010 at 9:57 am

I think my family's favorite inexpensive meals are spaghetti, biscuits & gravy (they like it for dinner too), and tator tot casserole.
Would love to have a cookbook full of new ideas to try.

18 Jessica January 7, 2010 at 9:57 am

I am a subscriber since yesterday. I'm looking forward to finding some really great deals. Thanks

19 Rebecca January 7, 2010 at 10:01 am

I like pasta dishes, but I am no Domestic Diva when it comes to the kitchen (great at buying food, not so great at doing much with it.), so I totally stock up on great deals on Smart Ones and Lean Cuisines. At least they are healthy, so I don't feel quite as bad shipping the hubby to work with them. :)

20 Rebecca January 7, 2010 at 10:02 am

I get your emails. Thanks! :)

21 jc January 7, 2010 at 10:04 am

I’m a subscriber to your feed.

22 Margaret K January 7, 2010 at 10:04 am

I'm really trying to do more meal planning. It definitely makes a difference in my spending.

23 Niki Zapolski January 7, 2010 at 10:06 am

I make a GREAT homemade mac & cheese that the whole family loves.

24 Sara January 7, 2010 at 10:14 am

I'm an e-mail subscriber. I love the e-mails!

25 Sara January 7, 2010 at 10:14 am

I'm a member of the forum, which I also enjoy!

26 Barbara January 7, 2010 at 10:15 am

Vegetarian Bean Burritos!
Yummie!

Barbara

27 Barbara January 7, 2010 at 10:16 am

I subscribe by email.
Thanks!
Barbara

28 RachaelP January 7, 2010 at 10:17 am

I would love that book!

29 Sara January 7, 2010 at 10:20 am

One of our favorite "cheap" meals is Tuna Tostadas. We use canned tuna, mix in chopped fresh veggies (tomatoes, peppers-spicy and sweet, onions), add in some cilantro, garlic, and lime juice. Then we serve the tuna on tostadas or whole wheat tortillas. Cheap and very healthy!

30 Toni January 7, 2010 at 10:24 am

Chili or black bean soup! Very filling and very inexpensive. :)

31 mandy January 7, 2010 at 10:34 am

Some of the cheapest meals we have are breakfast for dinner, hotdogs, or sandwiches and soup.

32 April January 7, 2010 at 10:37 am

Our favorite inexpensive meal would have to be chili.

33 Chrissy E January 7, 2010 at 10:54 am

I love to cook with ground turkey!

34 Chrissy E January 7, 2010 at 10:54 am

I subscribe too!

35 Jennifer Laxson January 7, 2010 at 10:55 am

mac and cheese...I know, sorry

36 Jennifer Laxson January 7, 2010 at 10:56 am

I subscribe via e-mail

37 Dana January 7, 2010 at 10:56 am

I subscribe to your emails!

38 Dana January 7, 2010 at 10:57 am
39 Dana January 7, 2010 at 10:58 am

I'm a member of your forums!! :)

40 Dana January 7, 2010 at 11:00 am

Our fav inexpensive meal it ....

Pancakes! :) I always make them when the bananas are getting ripe and they taste like homemade banana bread with warm syrup they are to die for!

Use healthy mix and with the bananas they are a "treat" that is good for you and the kids have no idea it's a cheap meal!

41 ginger January 7, 2010 at 11:11 am

i love working with the crockpot which makes bigger meals and then changing leftovers to some other meal that was just as amazing as the first!

42 Tessa January 7, 2010 at 11:13 am

Email subscriber! Thanks!

43 Tracy January 7, 2010 at 11:13 am

Forum member!

44 Tessa January 7, 2010 at 11:13 am

Your badge is on my blog
http://www.willandtessa.blogspot.com/

45 Tracy January 7, 2010 at 11:14 am

One of favorite super easy, cheap meals and a good ol' standby is pasata and marinara sauce!

46 Tessa January 7, 2010 at 11:14 am

Favorite recipe on the cheap - chicken, dumplings, and whatever veggies must be cooked before going bad.

47 Tracy January 7, 2010 at 11:21 am

Email subscriber!

48 Heather January 7, 2010 at 11:25 am

Breakfast for dinner is a favorite in our house. You can't get much cheaper than pancakes and eggs.

49 Amber January 7, 2010 at 11:28 am

proud subscriber :)

50 Amber January 7, 2010 at 11:33 am

I really love wraps. For lunch, or a little snack. They're quick, healthy, & delicious! I usually fill mine with veggies or spring mix, lean turkey, any good cheese, & sometimes hummus. & my son loves them too!

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