Braving ALDI in a tornado (OK, but it was windy!) shopping

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It’s probably best I didn’t realize QUITE how windy and fling snow in your face icky it was out there before heading out to ALDI, or I never would have gone. I went to Pete’s, too, but let me just mostly tell you about ALDI… because my Pete’s receipt blew away!

Yes. I’ve really lost two receipts in two days to the wind. I swear I don’t normally litter, but ye gods, there was no catching that thing.


I did, however, pick up this adorable little container of organic heirloom tomatoes for $1.68 at Pete’s. I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with them yet, but they seemed neat, lol. I also got crimini mushrooms, celery — am throwing together a pot roast when Mr. 6’s bus comes in a bit. Oh, and a 5 lb bag of red Michigan apples for $1.98, and some broccoli crowns for something like $.68/lb. And a dozen large eggs are still on sale for $.99 through 1/26.

ALDI in a windstorm

6 avocados, $2.94.
Gluten free chicken nuggets, $4.99.
16 oz mini sweet peppers, $1.99.
Sliced mushrooms, $1.49.
2 bags baby carrots, $.98.
2 organic baby spinach, $3.18.
Corn tortillas, $.35.
Pint blueberries, $1.79.
Canola cooking spray, $1.39.
Flour tortillas, $.89.

That all came to $20.34. So now we can live on granola bars and avocados. Seems reasonable, right? 😉

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  1. jane says

    I was wondering if the weather ever stopped you. I’ve been doing the bare minimum of shopping, for what seems like two to three weeks. Maybe longer… everything you got today looks pretty great, though!

  2. Suzann says

    If you find heirloom cherry tomatoes when the weather is warmer, let them get over ripe . Using a sharp knife cut into fourths
    or sixths and now plant seed side up in soil. Since these are heirlooms you will get the same heirlooms. If you can find heirloom plants in a nursery they will charge about $2.00 per plant.

  3. Charlotte says

    I get those tomatoes (though MUCH more expensive, I need a Pete’s) from time to time too, but they VANISH! I put them on the counter, and 30 minutes later, they are all gone.

    Of course, my 2 1/2 year old is also VERY quiet during that time. 😉

  4. Cari says

    HA!!! My Food4Less receipt blew away in the CVS parking lot. I actually chased it for awhile. It hit a fence and I thought I had it, then I looked and there was like 3 feet a snow in front of the fence…ummmm no….receipt you win!! I am sure I gave someone in the CVS parking lot a good chuckle as they watched me run after a little piece of paper =D

  5. Outlander says

    Just curious- I notice you always buy those small corn tortillas, what do you do with them? Mostly tacos or…?

    • says

      My older son is wheat free, so he can have these — I use them for tacos, salsa chicken, burritos, sometimes he just wraps lunch meat up in them for sandwiches, etc. At $.35 a pack they’re great to just have around for him and a nice everyday staple when a lot of the other stuff for food allergies is so expensive.

      (And I’ll have them myself instead of the flour ones sometimes, they’re pretty good, and Mr. 6 wants them occasionally but prefers the flour.)

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