Today, I took a trip to the nearest Aldi. I hadn’t visited this one before, and it has been awhile since I’ve been to an Aldi at all, but overall I’d have to say it was a good experience. The store is fairly small, but that means it doesn’t take very long to shop there.
Some prices weren’t deals. Others were fantastic. I wish they took coupons, though.
I went to the Shop ‘n Save near the Aldi. Hadn’t visited that one, either, but it was bigger and nicer than the one closest to my home. I had a list of exactly what I wanted to buy there and stuck to it.
Here’s what I bought:
- Loaf wheat bread .89
- Loaf white bread .59
- 14 oz. yellow mustard .59
- Can mandarin oranges .45
- Can pineapple .69
- Baking cocoa $1.49
- Instant vanilla pudding .29
Shop ‘n Save
- Two 64-oz. bottles apple juice .98 each
- Three-pound bag of MacIntosh apples $2 (or .83/lb.)
- Ten-pound bag of Idaho potatos $1.99 (or .19/lb.)
- Bananas at .25/lb. I got 2.84 pounds, and spent .71
So far, of the $35 allotted for the week, I spent $4.99 at Aldi and $6.66 at Shop ‘n Save, for a total of $11.65. I have $23.35 left. Can do!
What am I going to do with all of this?
Looks like I’ll be making all sorts of things with potatoes. Anyone have suggestions? I’m thinking potato soup, twice-baked potatoes and potato salad. Let’s see what else I can come up with.
I’ll use some bananas and the canned fruit and maybe some frozen fruit to make a fruit salad. I’ll make some banana bread, as well.
I’ll probably bake most of the apples. Just cut them up, sprinkle on cinnamon and brown sugar, and bake at 350 or so for maybe 45 minutes covered. Delicious!