Some Aldi Specials for Feb. 13 ~ 19.
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* Pineapple ~ $1.49 each.
* Strawberries ~ 99¢ per 16 oz. pkg. (A salad to try.)
* Oranges ~ $1.49 for 4-lb. bag.
* Lemons ~ 99¢ per 1 lb. bag.
* Cantaloupe ~ $1.49 each.
* Blueberries ~ $1.99 per pint. (A pie to try.)
* Tilapia ~ $3.49 for 16 oz. OR $5.49 for 32 oz. (A dish to try.)
* Salmon ~ $3.99 for 16 oz.
* Soy Sauce (Regular AND Low Sodium!!!) and Teriyaki Sauce ~ $1.19 each. (I have a number a recipes that use one or both of these sauces so I am so happy to see them at Aldi! Grab a bottle and keep your eye out for some recipes, sometime!!!) (A side to try.)
* Sweet and Sour Sauce ~ $1.99 for 15 oz. jar.
This recipe isn’t really related to the Aldi specials. BUT I wanted to share one more fun Valentine’s Day treat for you and your family!
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
IF I had a Valentine’s Day salt & pepper shaker I would be sharing a picture of that but….hummm…….nope. Sorry. Have a wonderful loving day with all those you love.
Chocolate Covered Cherries are delicious but take some time to make, so here is a recipe (based slightly from this bar) that gives you the flavor of Chocolate Covered Cherries without all. the. work.
If you like cherry chocolate chip things, then these bars are for you. Two members of my family are not keen on cherries….so obviously these bars are not for them. The rest of us could not seem to quit eating them……
Pretty and fun fun fun for Valentines Day!!
You may bake up a boxed brownie mix (follow the directions on the box) and use that in place of the Brownie Layer.
Cherry Chocolate Chip Bars
1/2 c. soft butter, or margarine
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
3/4 c. flour
1/4 c. cocoa powder
Cherry Chocolate Chip Layer:
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 tsp. almond extract
3-5 TB. maraschino cherry juice
pinch of salt
3 c. powdered sugar (start with 2 1/2, may need to use a bit more)
1/2 – 3/4 c. chopped maraschino cherries
1/2 c. mini – chocolate chips
Chocolate Deliciousness Topping:
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips (I like semi-sweet)
1 TB. shortening
For the Brownie Layer ~ beat the butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add the eggs, 1 @ a time. Add the vanilla. Beat just till smooth. Add the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Pour this into a greased 9″ x 13″ pan and bake @ 350° for 17-20 minutes, till a toothpick comes out clean. COOL.
For the Cherry Chocolate Chip Layer ~ Beat the butter till fluffy. Add the extract and maraschino cherry juice and 1 c. powdered sugar. Beat till smooth, adding more powdered sugar till a frosting consistency. Fold in the chopped maraschino cherries and mini chocolate chips. (Taste…of course we NEED to do this for quality control, right???)
IF there is any left….. Spread the lovely cherry….well….frosting on top of the cooled brownies.
Chocolate Deliciousness Layer ~ Melt the chocolate and shortening in a double boiler (or VERY carefully in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds till smooth). When this is all smooth and melty, spread this carefully over the cherry layer (don’t have it TOO hot or it WILL melt the cherry frosting). When chocolate is beginning to set, cut the bars, you may need to re-cut once the chocolate has completely hardened. Enjoy!!
(Bottom brownie layer recipe from Cassie, frosting layer….I just thought it sounded like it would be good and I had cherries just begging to be used!)
(Oh, yeah…..try NOT to eat ALL of this before putting it on the bars…….)