Fall Chili, Soups & Stew Recipes and Learn How to Make a Freezer to Slow Cooker Meal ~ Weekly Round-Up - $5 Dinners

Fall Chili, Soups & Stew Recipes and Learn How to Make a Freezer to Slow Cooker Meal ~ Weekly Round-Up

Welcome to our end of the week recap for September 17-24, 2016!


Latest Recipes

Chicken Alfredo Pasta Casserole from 5DollarDinners.com

Featured E-Cookbook or Meal Plan

31 Days of Soups, Chili, and Stews from 5DollarDinners.com

As fall and winter begins, now is the perfect time to make a giant pot of soup. Warm and nourishing, soup is the ultimate meal in a bowl, and can easily be a ‘one-pot’ meal. (And most of them freeze well, too!) Check out this collection of 31 Days of  Chili, Soups, & Stews for some of my family favorites! 

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So do you ever wonder how these freezer to slow cooker meals work? Check out the recipe for my Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin where I shared it last week on my FB Live Show – Dinner Made Easy! This is such a flavorful dinner! Not only is it flavorful, it’s so simple to prepare. 


Coupon Match-ups & Store Deals for Grocery Stores and Drugstores

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Drugstore Coupon Matchups & Best Deals – Week of September 25

Every week I’ll be posting the best deals and coupon match-ups for all products at the different national drug stores. Here are a few highlights, and links to the complete list of deals.

CVS ExtraBucks

Get $10 ECB wyb $30 in participating Pantene, Tide, Gain, Dawn, Charmin, Bounty, Crest, Always, Tampax; Limit 1

Get $3 ECB wyb 2 participating Colgate Max, Total or 2in1; Limit 2

Get $4 ECB wyb 1 participating Little Remedies; Limit 1

Get $5 ECB wyb $15 in participating Dove, Suave, TRESemme Products; Limit 1

Get $5 ECB wyb $15 in participating L’Oreal Preference or Excellence; Limit 1

Get $5 ECB wyb 3 participating Quilted Northern, Brawny or Angel Soft; Limit 1

Breakfast & Cereal

Home Supplies

Click here to see the complete list CVS deals!

Walgreens Balance Rewards

Buy 2 participating Irish Spring products, get 3000 points (= $3.00); Mix & Match

Buy 2 participating Pantene products, get 1000 points (= $1.00); Mix & Match

Walgreens Register Rewards

Buy 2 participating Colgate products, get $4 RR; Mix & Match

Buy 4 participating Oral Care products, get $6 RR; Mix & Match

Spend $30 on participating Head & Shoulders products, get $10 RR

Click here to see the complete list from Walgreens!

More Rite Aid Deals coming soon!

I hope this helps you decide whether or not to bop into the drugstore this next week to pick up any staples!

Sale prices valid, starting this Sunday. Visit the $5 Dinners Coupon Match-Ups page for a complete list of the all coupon matchups. .


Honey Mustard Chicken


Your new family favorite dinner awaits…

This is one of our new MyFreezEasy freezer friendly meals and one of the featured meals into the build your own meal plan recipe database. Check it out here!

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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 40 minutes


  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
  • Fresh veggies, as side dish
  • Dinner rolls, as side dish


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • To glass baking dish, add the chicken breasts and sprinkle minced onion, salt and pepper over top of the chicken.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, yellow mustard and vinegar. Pour over the top of the chicken.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Cooking time may vary depending on thickness of the chicken.
  • Serve Baked Honey Mustard Chicken.
  • To Freeze: Make the honey mustard marinade, add the chicken into plastic baggie or glass container and pour the marinade over the chicken. Freeze, thaw and bake as directed.




Bear Naked Granola, Land O’ Lakes Butter, Lipton Recipe Secrets + More – Printable Coupons

Here are some of the latest and hottest printable coupons to help you save on products you need the most each week at the grocery stores:


$0.75 off one BEAR NAKED Granola Bites

$0.50 off one LAND O LAKES Half Stick Butter

$0.50 off one LAND O LAKES Spreadable Butter

$0.60 off any 2 Lipton Recipe Secrets

$1.00 off Yoplait Yogurt 8-Pack Fridge Pack

Be sure to check out all the printable coupons available at Red Plum, Smart Source, Coupon Network and Coupons.com!

Looking for a coupon for an item on your shopping list? Or a coupon for your favorite product? Be sure to check for it in my coupon database!

Never miss a coupon! Get the latest and greatest coupons delivered straight to your inbox, just moments after they are posted!


Chicken Alfredo Pasta Casserole with Bacon and Peas

Chicken Alfredo Pasta Casserole from 5DollarDinners.com

Pasta + Alfredo + Bacon. This combo makes for a magical dinner!

Throw in some chicken and peas and you’ve got yourself an amazing meal for the family. When people ask me how I’m going to afford feeding 4 teenage boys, I immediately think of meals like this that are hearty, filling and loaded with both carbs and protein. If I were ever to release a cookbook about feeding teenage boys on a budget, this would be the lead recipes in the pasta chapter 😉

Hope you enjoy this creamy pasta delicious-ness!

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Chicken Alfredo Pasta Casserole with Bacon and Peas

Yield – 8 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 60 minutes


  • 12 oz. ziti pasta
  • Olive oil, to coat pasta
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 5 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • 15 oz. can English peas, drained


  • Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and toss with a little olive oil. Set aside until sauce is ready.
  • Cook the bacon on the stovetop over medium heat until crispy. Remove from stove and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
  • In the saucepan with the bacon drippings, cook the chicken over medium heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Let the chicken rest a few minutes on a cutting board. Cut into chunks and set aside.
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In the same pan where you cooked the chicken, add the garlic and cook the garlic for about 2 minutes on medium heat. Pour in the cream and reduce heat. Stir until the cream comes to a very gentle simmer. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and cream cheese. Stir until creamy and completely melted.
  • Pour the pasta into a casserole dish. Pour the sauce over the pasta and stir to combine. Sprinkle with chicken, bacon, and English peas. Bake for about 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  • Serve Chicken Alfredo Pasta Casserole hot.
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