I am very thankful to you my friends and to those of you I do not know, for reading this blog. I am enjoying this all very much, I am a “wear my heart on my sleeve” kinda girl. So occasionally you will get these little side notes from me. I thank you for your time in reading, for your comments and for sharing my blog with others as a way for it to grow!!! Thank You. I will keep up my end (cooking, baking, snapping pictures and recipe sharing) IF you keep up your end (reading, commenting AND blog sharing)!!! YEAH for fun times!!!
Now. I ask for opinions. I realize this little bloggypoo is my thing, to do with as I please. BUT I want your opinions too, as to how to make it better. I appreciate your opinions! Today we will focus on the “Aldi day” ~ being that TODAY is “Aldi day”. Some thoughts:
- I shop Aldi a lot, so I check their ads and plan some meals, snacks, pantry/freezer stocking up around the ads. I try to give you a RUNDOWN of some of the “Special Buys” ~ for me to share them ALL would be much too long and probably a tad annoying. So I pick and choose. I give the price and size of product, do you find this helpful??? Do you use this feature??
- “My” Aldi runs its specials from Weds. to Tues. How about “your” Aldi? Does your ad start on a different day?
- I share the prices as posted in the ad, have you noticed that these prices are DIFFERENT at times in your store? I just wonder IF some Aldi’s are higher or lower than others. A friend of mine just told me she notices price differences at times. IF listing the price is not helpful I would like to know, I could leave that part out……
- Have you seen something on my blog and been unable to find it in the store??? Maybe all Aldi’s do not carry the same products???
- I sometimes do not have a recipe to share that connects with a “Special Buy” item, those days I like to share a recipe that is “Aldi friendly” ~ one that uses all Aldi ingredients. THOUGH maybe some items are not in all Aldis???? Have these recipes even been handy to you?
- DO YOU skip over this “Aldi” part each week and go right to the recipe (not offended) or do you read it?? I just want to know IF it is worth continuing on……
I do not SHOP exclusively AT Aldi and Aldi could care less that I talk about then so very much….ha…..SO would it be fine IF on occasion I shared a “good deal” from another store??? Perhaps Strack & VanTil or Walgreens?
Thank you for your time and interest and thoughts!!!
Aldi Special Items for Jan. 16 ~ 22.(Not a complete list of Special Buys, check the ad out here to see it all!!)
* Liquid Hand Soup (not edible…..but still a good buy…..) 7.5 oz. for 85¢.
* Spicy Salsa or Quacamole Tortilla Chips, 12 oz. bag for $1.69.
* 1 lb. Salted & Roasted Peanuts, in shell, for $1.49.
* Bugles (General Mills brand) 99¢ for 7.5 oz. bag.
* Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, $2.79 for a 6 oz. package.
* Fresh Turkey Tenderloin, 30 oz. pkg. for $4.99
* Chicken Thighs and Chicken Drumsticks, sold in 3 – 3.5 lb. pkgs, each are $1.19 per lb.
* Fresh Chicken Breasts, $2.49 per lb.
* Fresh Chicken Tenderloin, $2.69 per lb.
* 3 lb. Onions, 16 oz. pkg. of Zucchini and 8 oz. pkg. of Mushrooms are all 99¢ each.
* 10 lb. bag of Potatoes, $1.49.
* 2 lb. bag of Carrots is 69¢.
* Don’t forget about those yummy Sandwich Skinnys!! (12 oz. for $1.99)
Now for a recipe.
SINCE chicken is a good buy this week I thought I would share one of our favorite chicken meals. ENJOY!
Isn’t it nice when your meal has a lovely sauce that cooks right along with it?? Makes for a rather easy meal. This chicken is delicious served over mashed potatoes or noodles.
* If you are not keen on the taste of white wine in your sauce, then just use chicken broth.
* I used homemade cream “of” soup, in place of the cream of mushroom soup this time.
Chicken Breasts in Wine
3 chicken breasts, split
1 tsp. salt
3 TB. flour
1 c. sour cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c. white wine
1/3 c. sliced almonds (opt.)
1 TB. paprika (I like, but did not have this last time)
Place chicken breasts in baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt. Put 3 TB. flour in a bowl, add the sour cream, soup, wine and rest of salt. Mix and pour over chicken. Top with almonds and paprika. Bake @ 325° for 1 – 1 1/3 hours, or until done. (I cover mine.)
Recipe from Hull PRCS Cookbook, page 294.