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Aldi Weekly Ad, 2/28/18 – 3/6/18

Aldi Weekly Ad, 2/28/18 – 3/6/18

Aldi has released the weekly ad for the week beginning 2/28/18. Asparagus is $1.49/lb, and it would be a fantastic pairing for several of the seafood items they have featured.   Will you be stocking up on anything or grabbing any special buys from this […]

Aldi Weekly Ad, 2/21/18 – 2/27/18

Aldi Weekly Ad, 2/21/18 – 2/27/18

Aldi has released the weekly ad for the week beginning 2/21/18. Avocados are on sale once again (hooray!), and they’re rolling out a new label for their cereals.     All Aldi brand cereals now have NO artificial colors or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), […]

Aldi Weekly Ad, 2/7/18 – 2/13/18

Aldi Weekly Ad, 2/7/18 – 2/13/18

Aldi has released the weekly ad for the week beginning 2/7/18. This week features quite a bit of Asian food as well as several flowers and plants just in time for Valentine’s Day.   Will you be stocking up on anything or grabbing any special […]

Aldi Weekly Ad, 1/31/18 – 2/6/18

Aldi Weekly Ad, 1/31/18 – 2/6/18

Aldi has released the weekly ad for the week beginning 1/31/18.   This ad is HUGE! It’s 8 pages, which is the longest I’ve seen since Thanksgiving. Aldi is ramping up for the Super Bowl this weekend, and they’ve got you covered for game-time appetizers. […]

Meal Plan and Shopping List for the Week of January 22, 2018

Meal Plan and Shopping List for the Week of January 22, 2018

This week I’m shopping through my pantry and trying to use up some things we already have on hand. As such, some of these recipes will have ingredients you won’t find at Aldi. Most can be substituted out, with the one exception being toasted sesame […]

Aldi Weekly Ad, 1/17/18 – 1/23/18

Aldi Weekly Ad, 1/17/18 – 1/23/18

Aldi has released the weekly ad for the week beginning 1/17/18.   Once again they’re featuring their new lower prices on organic and SimplyNature food items, so as I’d expected these will likely stick around for a bit. It makes keeping that New Year’s resolution […]

Aldi Clearance Finds: 1/15/18

Aldi Clearance Finds: 1/15/18

We’ve had tons of snow here (nearly 6 inches now, which is crazy for Tennessee!), and it’s thrown my shopping pattern all out of whack. We had ice and snow on Friday, and by Saturday the roads weren’t cleared so I stayed home. Sunday was […]

Meal Plan and Shopping List for the Week of January 15, 2018

Meal Plan and Shopping List for the Week of January 15, 2018

It’s meal planning day!   We’re snowed in today, so I’m not sure when I’ll actually make it to Aldi to get the week’s shopping done. Whenever that time comes, the list is ready to go. We have (another) cold snap coming up, so I […]

Earth Grown Soy Protein Burger Review (I Use That Term Loosely)

Earth Grown Soy Protein Burger Review (I Use That Term Loosely)

I need to caveat this entire post.   I am not a vegan. This is important to know because there’s a difference between someone who eats vegan substitutes regularly giving feedback on these products versus an unapologetic carnivorous consumer of carcasses such as myself. Take […]

Aldi Weekly Ad, 1/10/18 – 1/16/18

Aldi Weekly Ad, 1/10/18 – 1/16/18

Aldi has released the weekly ad for the week beginning 1/10/18. I’m excited to see that the price of a single pound of organic grass-fed beef has dropped to $4.99! If you stocked up with the family pack you may not need any beef right […]


Latest Recipes

Ringing in the New Year with Sausage, Kale, and Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Ringing in the New Year with Sausage, Kale, and Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Let me say up front that I’m not particularly superstitious. Ladders, black cats, the number 13… we’re cool. I realize the tradition of eating certain foods on the first day of the year is rooted in superstition, but for me it’s really a family tradition. […]

Balsamic Chicken & Brussels Sprouts, Two Ways

Balsamic Chicken & Brussels Sprouts, Two Ways

One of my favorite food bloggers is Lia Huber of The Nourish Evolution. She’s a pro at using fresh, seasonal vegetables year round and finding new and creative ways to make leftovers not seem like leftovers. Instead of just re-heating last night’s dinner, she creates what she […]

Heavenly Bread Soup

Heavenly Bread Soup

I’ve got another soup recipe for you this week. This one is nice and creamy without being heavy. My husband prefers to keep his bread separate and just dip slices of it into the soup, but I love the way it tastes after the bread […]

Strawberry Apple Banana Green Smoothie

Strawberry Apple Banana Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are one of my favorite ways to sneak veggies to my tiniest tot. He doesn’t absolutely loathe vegetables, but he’s not exactly consistent in his acceptance of them, either. Even though summer is winding down, these still work great for breakfast or even […]

Sweet Potato and Banana Muffins

Sweet Potato and Banana Muffins

I originally made these Sweet Potato and Banana Muffins as part of a clean eating challenge, and my oh my. They came out even better than I anticipated. The flavors of the sweet potato and banana are deliciously satisfying, the chia seeds give it a nice […]