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Old 07-06-2010, 05:52 AM   #11
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We just had cheese sandwiches, using Aldi's version of Velveeta.

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We have an Aldi being built right now by us, I can't wait. We have plenty of Sav-a-Lots, but they're just too filthy inside for me to shop there.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:50 PM   #12
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Last night we had a fabulous dinner! Market had a wonderful selection of seafood, so I picked up a pound of gorgeous jumbo shrimp (10-12 to a pound), some large sea scallops, & some beautiful sashimi-grade tuna "medallions". Marinated everything for about 45 minutes in some extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, chopped garlic, & fresh time, then made kabobs. Broiled & served over a bed of Zatarain's Rice Pilaf along with corn on the cob & a nice green salad. Delicious!!
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:15 PM   #13
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Oh Barbara,
We have an Aldi being built right now by us, I can't wait. We have plenty of Sav-a-Lots, but they're just too filthy inside for me to shop there.
Make sure to try Aldi's brand of Nutella!

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Old 07-06-2010, 02:25 PM   #14
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Oh Barbara,
We have an Aldi being built right now by us, I can't wait. We have plenty of Sav-a-Lots, but they're just too filthy inside for me to shop there.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that your Aldi is better than ours. We had a brand new one come in a couple of years ago & from Day 1 it was AWFUL!! Nothing but their own versions of heavily processed foods plus a few obviously surplus name brands, 5-pound packages of bologna commandeering the meat department, etc., etc. The tiny amount of fresh produce is stored in large cardboard boxes on the floor - no refrigeration - & the fruit flies abound & follow you everywhere. It's disgusting. I can't even remotely imagine being able to eat in a healthy manner shopping there.
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Yes, you do have to watch what you buy at Aldi, but they do have some good things. The produce at ours is very good, and I have gotten some good meat there. One thing that is different about our Aldi than any other I have shopped at is that the employees are friendly. That might sound strange, but all the Aldi stores my husband and I have shopped in have had rude employees!

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Old 07-06-2010, 03:24 PM   #16
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Employees? Except for the android checkout people, I've never seen any other "employee" at our Aldi. Granted, we've only walked in there a few times over the years to see if it's changed in any way. No such luck.
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hauled out my main 4" tall cast iron skillet, heated up some olive oil/butter, added a large onion chopped, the last of the fresh spring broccoli, some leftover cold brown rice, and chopped up a jar of dried beef....remember when as a kid we would save those jars for orange juice glasses..and crackers
I haven't had dried beef in so long! My mom used to make SOS for my Dad all the time. That was one of his favorite meals.

I love to try to use up leftovers. It's usually in a casserole, salad, soup or a stir-fry.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:29 PM   #18
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Speaking of Aldi's... my hometown has one, and I miss it. I haven't seen one out here on the west coast.

Our Dollar Tree is pretty neat. I have found some great deals in their frozen food section.
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hauled out my main 4" tall cast iron skillet, heated up some olive oil/butter, added a large onion chopped, the last of the fresh spring broccoli, some leftover cold brown rice, and chopped up a jar of dried beef....remember when as a kid we would save those jars for orange juice glasses..and crackers
My mom used to make the same thing - & I fondly remember using those glass jars as juice glasses as well.
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