Frugal Living

Aldi Favorites: Pantry Edition

Everyone talks about Aldi's produce prices, and they are really good. But I know some of you only live close enough to your local Aldi to make a run once a month instead of every week. Aldi's pantry items are really great, too! Here are five pantry items I would rather buy at Aldi -… Continue reading Aldi Favorites: Pantry Edition

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Frugal Living

Aldi Products That Are Better Than Name Brands!

Shopping at Aldi is like dieting - I don't like it, but I do it because it's good for me. The prices at Aldi are so much better than grocery stores, and with the changes in couponing over the years it just makes sense to do the bulk of my shopping in the no-frills aisles… Continue reading Aldi Products That Are Better Than Name Brands!

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday: Two Week Summer Meal Plan

This summer I've been shopping at Aldi every other week, so it helps to plan my menus in two week blocks. I don't always stick to the original plan but sketching out a basic two week menu helps me to make sure I'm buying enough food to last us both weeks. Our two favorite types… Continue reading Menu Monday: Two Week Summer Meal Plan

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Menu Monday: Delicious, Easy Summer Meals

Here's what we ate last week! Breakfast:  Deluxe Avocado Toast: Whole Wheat Bread, Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes & Crumbled Feta Fancy Peach Toast: Whole Wheat Bread, Goat Cheese with Honey, Sliced Peaches Cheerios & Peaches Lunch: Me: Leftovers! Paul: Hot Dogs, Chicken Nuggets Supper: Bacon Cheeseburger Calzones (I use regular refrigerated pizza dough) - once with… Continue reading Menu Monday: Delicious, Easy Summer Meals

Time Management

Planning For A Successful Two-Week Aldi Grocery Haul

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I was working on a new grocery shopping strategy. Over the years I've learned that it's best for my sanity if I shop Aldi first thing in the morning, usually right after they open. The shelves are well stocked and store isn't as busy. This summer I've been… Continue reading Planning For A Successful Two-Week Aldi Grocery Haul

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Menu Monday + New Grocery Shopping Strategy

Here's what's on the menu this week! Breakfast:  Yogurt and Peanut Butter Granola (this recipe is so good!) Green Smoothies Cereal and Fruit Lunch: Me: Refrigerator Kale and Quinoa Salad Paul: Chicken Nuggets from Aldi Supper: Steak On The Grill/Mashed Potatoes/Caesar Salad Honey Dijon Garlic Chicken/Mac & Cheese/Southern Green Beans Spaghetti/Spinach Salad Chicken Quesadillas/Mexican Rice/Sauteed… Continue reading Menu Monday + New Grocery Shopping Strategy

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Menu Monday + New Recipes

Here's what we ate last week! Breakfast:  Banana Bread (we also eat this as a snack!) Avocado Toast Green Smoothies Lunch: Me: Easy Southwest Quinoa Salad (new recipe - so good!) Paul: Chicken Nuggets from Aldi Supper: Easter Leftovers Ground Turkey Taco Salads Italian Chicken Sausage with Cheese Tortellini & Pasta Sauce Burgers On The… Continue reading Menu Monday + New Recipes