Thanks to those of you who played along with my silly little guessing game. Forgive me for being so
excited by a supermarket, but this was only my second time going. I filled my super huge Ikea bag full of
groceries, and went up to the register fully expecting a completely different total than what I got. I was
expecting at least seventy dollars, as this is what I would have spent at my usual supermarket. I was
completely shocked when the cashier said my total was $42.73....huh....seriously. I guess I should have
had an idea since my last visit, but their low prices surprise me every time. Granted, they don't have many
brand names, and the selection is somewhat limited, but for going and picking up the basics it's perfect.
My best friend turned me on to Aldi a couple of weeks ago when she took me on my first trip. I have
to admit I was quite skeptical about the quality of the foods. So far though, I have been nothing but
pleased with everything I have purchased, and their selection and pricing of fruit and produce is stunning.
So, who was the master guesser that came closest to my total?
That would be the lovely Tara at Blondie.n.sc who guessed $42.83
hop on over and check out this lovely lady and her very lovely blog, just click and go.
Now, what did I do with all those super affordable groceries?
I made an awesome salad that I've been drooling over in an old issue of Southern Living.
SPINACH-GRAPE CHOPPED SALAD
Prep: 10 min., Cook: 5 min.
Yield: Makes 4 servings
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 (6-oz.) package fresh baby spinach, thoroughly washed
1 cup seedless red grapes, sliced
1/4 cup crumbled reduce-fat feta cheese
1/4 cup light raspberry-walnut vinaigrette
1. Heat pine nuts in a small skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until toasted and fragrant.
2. Coarsely chop spinach. Toss together spinach, grapes, feta cheese, and vinaigrette in a serving bowl.
Sprinkle with pine nuts, and serve immediately
This one will definitely be making it into the meal rotation.
*peace & love*