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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Aldi Haul: 5/10/2017


I needed to run by Aldi for a few things that we were running low on this week.
Lots of fruit and a few treats for the kids. 
As well as milk, almond milk and a couple household items.

Total OOP: $57.52 

Total OOP for the month: $321.40



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tried It Tuesday: Little Salad Bar Half Sours


Man...I wanted to like these. 
I actually bought 2 containers of them at $3.79 each.
But, they were just awful. No real "pickle" taste at all.
Its more like a mini cucumber dunked inside a watered down, white vinegar with spices floating around them, but oddly have no hint of those spices in their taste. 

Skip these...save your $3.79 or better yet...put it towards the cost of some Claussen's. 


Disclosure: Aldi hasn't paid me in any way for this post.
Nor have they supplied any of the items I have reviewed in this post.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Aldi Weekly Ad: Produce Picks of the week starting 5/10 for FL




Blueberries
Strawberries
Watermelon
Baby Carrots
Mushrooms
Zucchini 


The new Atlanta Aldi ad is live HERE, their ad started yesterday, but the
Florida ad doesn't start until Wednesday and our prices are usually
 a few cents higher but its always the same produce picks!

These picks scream summertime! 


Thursday, May 4, 2017

What's for Dinner?: 5/3-5/17/2017 +

Yummmmm!
That was tonight's dinner.
Simple Steak Salad with all the fixings!
So easy and so delicious!

Here is the next couple weeks+ menu plan:


Breakfasts will be:
eggs and bacon
pancakes
steel cut oatmeal with fruit
sausage gravy & biscuits with sliced tomatoes
 cereal with almond milk
bagels with organic preserves 
waffles

Lunches will be:
 Leftovers
Turkey breast sandwiches, chips 
PB&J sammies, chips
Grilled chicken salad
sautéed veggies over leftover rice
wraps ( hummus, veggies, BLT's , Turkey, etc.) chips
grilled cheese, tomato soup , salad 


Dinners will be:

BBQ chicken breast, mac/cheese, sweet peas
Chicken Fajitas, saffron rice
Turkey Tacos, spanish rice, fresh veggies
Spaghetti, salad
Baked Penne, salad
Rigatoni, salad
Cube Steaks, mashed potatoes, green beans 
( times 2 meals)
Sirloin steaks, baked potato, salad
( times 2 meals )
Burgers, chips, fresh veggies
(times 2 meals)
Turkey Club Sandwiches, chips, pickle, fresh veggies
BLT's, chips, pickles, fresh veggies
Breakfast for Dinner
( times 2 meals )
Pizza, salad
( times 2 meals)


In total for all the above from all my shopping trips 
this week was $263.88
That includes meals for B, L & D for 4 adults and 1 toddler
as well as all snacks, beverages and household goods.
For the next 2 plus weeks! 
Not too bad!
Im sure I will have to pop in Aldi for some produce next week, but thats it.






Shopping Trips: Winn Dixie, Walmart and Sam's Club




Total OOP: $147.59

My Sam's Instant Rewards posted so I used them towards what was already on my list for today anyway. This will be my last year participating in the upgraded membership though. 
I don't shop there enough to recoup the added cost.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Aldi haul: 5/2/2017


Long time no see peeps! 
Its been forever since I had time to post on this blog,
I missed you guys!
Lets start off my "come back" with a little Aldi haul y'all!



Its my first grocery trip for the month but tomorrow 
I will be posting my Winn Dixie and Walmart haul, as well as 
my meal plan for the next two weeks since 
I meal plan and shop every 2 weeks now. 
With a fill in stop at either Walmart or Aldi for produce. 


Let's get to it...here's everything I bought:




Thursday, December 3, 2015

Popping in to say hello!


I find myself at lease twice per year totally dropping the ball on the blog. :(
I always have the best of intentions to faithfully write a post each and every day.
Only to have life happen and then I don't.
Its the first thing to get left behind because it is truly a hobby that can take a break while the unexpected occurrences of life take over.
For that I apologize dear readers.
But most of you understand because it happens to us all.

I hope this finds you all doing well and down in the trenches of the holidays with me.
This time of year is always so busy for us all.
Hopefully after all the madness is over I can spare an hour or so to catch up here on the blog.
Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Happy Holidays Everyone!


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thrifty Thursday: Aldi.


You guys already know I love me some Aldi.
My most popular blog post is the review I did for their brands 
of laundry products HERE. 
No surprise, because when I made that post, I had been searching for a complete review myself before purchasing the products and couldn't find one.

Aldi has saved our family soooo much money.
We literally have been shopping only at Aldi, Winn Dixie 
and Sam's Club, for awhile now.
I find it so much better than hunting down the ever evasive coupon deals, especially when the shelves here are usually cleared by the store employees 
minutes after the ads change over.
It became pointless to even try.

Enters...Aldi.
My saving grace!
Their prices are lower than most coupon deals I ever got here.
Florida's cost of living is high...really high.
So I am amazed at Aldi's prices for our area.
They are always our first stop, Winn Dixie is next for anything we didn't get at Aldi.
Followed by Sam's Club once per month for bulk items.
That's it.
I can always count on their consistent low prices.

Do you guys love Aldi as much as I do?
What are your favorite items?
Least favorite?


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Works for me Wednesday: Tried and True

Old-Time Beef Stew


We had a menu change for this week, our tried and true beef stew recipe.
( click the image above for the recipe)
Its a rainy, yucky day here in Florida.
Which is normal for the rainy season, so I should be used to it, but I'm not!
It just seemed appropriate for the day.
We tend to have all the ingredients on hand, which is great!
It's delicious, warming and comforting on this dreary day!






Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tried It Tuesday: Simply Nature Almond Butter.


SimplyNature Creamy Almond Butter



I have been loving this almond butter!
It costs $5.99 for a rather small jar and I almost didn't buy it because of that price. 
But I needed it and I didn't have time to go to Publix for it. 
I'm glad I did! Its tasty!
There is mild separation, so you have to stir it each time.
I dip my apple slices in it, smear it on toast and slather it all over bananas. 
Don't look at the price and just try it!
Soooo good!


Disclosure: Aldi hasn't paid me in any way for this post.
Nor have they supplied any of the items I have reviewed in this post.