Ever heard of the Frugal Girl? She's a pretty, hip, good, christian mother of four with high standards and values. I follow her blog and it was at her insistence that I started to shop at Aldi. Never heard of it? It is somewhat East Coast based and is dedicated to low prices for high-value, no-name products. Read about The Frugal Girl's opinion here.
Well, Atlanta is a stink-pot for their jacked up produce and grocery prices so discovering Aldi has literally halved my grocery bill, or at least a third it. I was particuarly pleased with my most recent trip. Look at all I bought for $35!!!! (PS, if you live in Utah where the prices are rather low, at least try to be happy for me...
The carrots, lemons, onions, cauliflower, and 6 kiwi were all $1 each!
Yes, I did stock up on macaroni and cheese. David adores Aldi's brand; he claims it's better than Kraft. We have balsamic vinegar (if it's good, great! If not, it was 2 bucks.) 4 lbs of pasta, cereal for a rice krispie treat craving, 4 cans of REDUCED FAT Cream of something soup, like dawn dish soup, delish pasta sauce, cream of wheat, pudding for my baking needs (who eats this plain???), and 3 cans of green chilies. I'm pleased.
I also bought 2 dozen eggs and 1 lb of sausage. Score. It's fun being frugal. Cheers!