Saturday, May 26, 2012

Summer at Aldi!

Oh, it's summertime at Aldi, and they are in FULL SWING.

Do you want an Easy Set Backyard Pool by Intex?  Hurry in now, it's there.

I was so excited when I went into Aldi today and found they have the Season's Best Frozen Mixed Fruit Blend (Strawberries, Pineapple, Mangos & Peaches!) for $1.99/lb.  Mix with some Nature's Nectar OJ & Fit & Active Plain Yogurt and you have an unbelievable summer smoothie!  (guess what I'm having for lunch right now!)  They also have Frozen Sliced Strawberries and Frozen Mango Chunks, too!  $3.29 for 2 lbs.  WOW....I DARE you to find 2 lbs of frozen fruit anywhere than inexpensively!

Also, in the fresh fruit aisle, they had some Nectarines & Peaches, too....$3.29 for 2 lbs...and they smelled amazing!

All their fresh Nature's Nectar Lemonades are there, too.  Right near the OJ.  Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade, Lemonade Iced Tea.

I'm not even going to mention the additions to the ice cream case, I'm going to  let you all discover THOSE goodies all on your own.  I was tempted though....wayyyyy tempted.

And as you check you, make sure to get some supplies for super Aldi S'Mores!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dreamsicle Smoothie

Get ready for summer!  It's getting warm around here this week.  Went up to the mid 80's yesterday, and it's supposed to be in the upper 90's by the weekend!  And in northeastern part of the country where humidity is king, well, let's just say it's HOT here.'s smoothie time!  I love having a smoothie for breakfast.

Our Aldi has recently started selling Greek Yogurt.  I LOVE Greek Yogurt.  I use it in place of sour cream for just about everything.  Mix it with the Stonemill Classics Ranch Dressing mix, and you have a MEAN dip for veggies.  My favorite way to serve is in a here's what I had for breakfast this morning!  Sorry there's no picture, it was sooooo yummy I didn't take time to take picture! :)

I do have a Magic Bullet Blender, so that's what I used, but you could use a regular blender.

Dreamsicle Smoothie

1 cup crushed ice
1 cup Nature's Nectar 100% OJ (not from concentrate)
1/2 cup Fage Greek Yogurt (or whichever greek yogurt your Aldi is selling)
1/2 tsp Stonemill Classics pure vanilla
1 packet of sweetener of choice OR 2 tsp sugar

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until very smooth.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

"Oreo" Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay. So I admit it. This recipe is wrong on so very many levels it's not even funny. Chocolate Chip cookies are yummy. Chocolate Sandwich Creme cookies are yummy. It's insane to think that you could put the two together and it wouldn't be overkill. Okay, admittedly, it's overkill. But really, can you blame me? Someone (who shall be nameless, cough, cough) posted a picture of an Oreo stuffed inside of a baked Chocolate Chip Cookie. So, I accepted the challenge. Said someone does pick on me quite a bit that most of my recipes start out with a cake mix, so I promised her I would not do that this time. HA HA HA!!! Okay....It's got two, VERY SIMPLE ingredients. And it takes a few minutes to bake. But then...well, you just wait and see. These might even be the devil's spawn. I should feel guilty. Alas. I do not.

Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookes

1 Package BakeHouse Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
12 Bentons Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (this is a very necessary step for these cookies).

Cut the BakeHouse cookies into 24 squares - this is easy peasy b/c Aldi has already pre-scored the cookies for you. Roll one into a ball and flatten on top of a piece of parchment paper. Press a Chocolate sandwich cookie on top. Roll another dough square into a ball and press flat in your palm and place on top of the sandwich cookie. Press the edges together - make sure they seal!

Place about 2" apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes.

Allow to cool completely before attempting to eat. :)