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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Aldi - The Super Saver Store

I will be the first to admit that I completely looked down upon Aldi grocery store.  That is until a few months ago.  I really started to pay attention to how much I was spending at the grocery store and was shocked to see the receipts at the end of the month.  Dominick's, Jewel and Whole Foods were my "go to" grocery stores.  A few friends and family members told me that they had recently been to Aldi and they saved a ton of money and were surprised by how nice they were.  I reluctantly gave it a I pleasantly surprised!  Snack foods, cheese, milk, eggs, butter, sour cream, crackers, frozen pizzas, etc.... My cart was stocked full and I did not spend more than $60.00!  For the last few months the bulk of my grocery lists are bought at Aldi.  There are a few things like parsley, deli lunchmeat and other speciality items that I do have to buy at another store, but for the most part Aldi had it all.

Every year I make about a dozen different kinds of Christmas cookies.  I buy the ingredients from a higher end grocery store like Dominick's.  I usually spend about $150.00 on ingredients. Think about that...$150.00 or more on flour, sugar, butter and eggs....This year I went to Aldi and bought the same ingredients for under $60.00!  Now that is a savings!  The purpose of this post is to let you know Aldi is the place to go.  Even if you don't want to do your every day shopping here, I would at least reccommend  you buying some Christmas baking supplies here.  Chocolate chips, vanialla, shortening, pecans, spices...I could go on, but you get the point. 

Staring in December I will start sharing my Christmas cookie recipes with you.  For now here is the list that I have come up with....maybe this list will inspire you to create your own Christmas cookie list!!!

  1. Thumprints
  2. Cinnamon Crinkles
  3. Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate Chip
  4. Decorative Sugar Cookies
  5. Chocolate Fudge
  6. Lemon Cranberry Florentines
  7. Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies
  8. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
  9. Peanut & Raisin Chocolate Candy Mounds
  10. Eggnog Teacakes
  11. Spritz Cookies
  12. Pizelles
  13. Strawberry Almond Paste Shortbread Bars


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