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It is Weds. ~ we ALL know that means “Aldi Ad” time!!
Thanksgiving is fast approaching so I AM sure you KNOW there are a LOT of good things in this ad! To many to list, I just picked a few things that jumped out at me!!! Check the full ad(s) out here!!
Aldi Ad for Nov. 14 ~ Nov. 20
* 3 lb. bag of Sweet Potatoes ~ $1.29
* 1 bunch of Celery ~ 49¢
* 10 lb. bag of Potatoes ~ 99¢ (Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes)
* 12 bag of fresh Cranberries ~ 99¢
* 3 lb. bag of Onions ~ 49¢
* Fresh Pineapple ~ $1.29
* Turkey prices range from $1.19 ~ $1.49 per lb.
* Ham prices range from 99¢ ~ $1.49 per lb.
* Ground Italian Sausage ~ $2.49 per lb. (you will find a recipe below…..↓..)
* 16 oz. Butter ~ $1.99
* 8 oz. Cheese Blocks ~ $1.49 (Fiesta Corn Chip Dip)
* 8 oz. Crescent Rolls ~ 99¢ (Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls)
* 12 oz. Brown & Serve Rolls ~ 99¢
* 12 oz. Hawaiian Rolls ~ $2. 29 (Mock White Castles)
* 29 oz. can of Sweet Potatoes ~ $1.29 (Easy Candied Sweet Potatoes ~ tho I prefer with real sweet potatoes)
* 6 oz. can of French Fried Onions ~ $1.99
* 14 oz. can Cranberry Sauce (whole berry or jellied) ~ 89¢
* 15 oz. can of Pumpkin ~ 99¢
* 11-12 oz. CHOCOLATE CHIPS (semi-sweet, milk, white or butterscotch) ~ $1.29!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Chocolate Chip Cookies)
* 8 oz. Cashews ~ $2.49
* 48 oz. Ice Cream ~ $2.69
* 16 oz. Jumbo Shrimp ~ $7.49
*12 oz. Cocktail Sauce ~ $1.29
Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers ~ 2 Ways!!
This is my FAVORITE way to eat a stuffed pepper. Something about the grill, the thinner pepper, the cheeses and the sausage ~ makes it really good and a favorite around here! I hope you enjoy this and make it too.
* Look for the banana peppers that are a little bit bigger and straight, you will thank me LATER when you are stuffing your peppers, those skinny curved ones give you a run for your money!
* Try to keep the meat level with the top of the pepper, else the “meatball” wants to pop out while grilling and might just be annoying……
* I serve this with plan spaghetti noodles and some spaghetti sauce. Wala, spaghetti and “meatballs”!
Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers
about 24 banana peppers (medium)
1 lb. Italian sausage
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 TB. dry minced onion
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
salt & pepper, just a bit
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 c. Parmesan cheese
To prepare the peppers ~ cut the tops off and cut around the seedy part to loosen it from the edges and just pull that whole center out, seeds and all, set aside and proceed on. When you have them all done, smile and get a bowl ready for your sausage stuffing. Mix the sausage, seasonings and cheeses just till combined well. Carefully stuff each one, it will take some time, just go little by little. (My husband sprinkles with just a touch of seasoned salt to give those peppers some seasoning.) Grill on low for about 25 minutes or so, till the meat in cooked through and the peppers are tender and browned/blackened. Serve with noodles and spaghetti sauce. Enjoy.
But WAIT! There’s more…..
Here is an indoor way to cook these SAME peppers! Follow the same directions, changing only a few things!
- Put the stuffed peppers in a greased 9″ x 13″ pan.
- Bake @ 350°, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Drain.
- Warm up a jar of spaghetti sauce, or pizza sauce and pour over. Bake for another 25 – 30 minutes.
- Top with mozzarella or Parmesan cheese and broil till a lovely brown color.
- Serve over noodles!
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. butter, melted
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. finely chopped walnuts}
24 caramels (about 1/2 lb.)
2 TB. water
1 – 1 1/2 c. finely chopped walnuts
Sift together the flour and the baking powder. Set aside.