This afternoon Vince took off work and we took the car over to Pittsburg because the gizmo was in to make the radio play and charge the iPod. It took them about 20 minutes to install it and while they were doing it, we walked down to the closest restaurant which happened to be a Chinese buffet type place, and had lunch. Not what I would have chosen but it was close.
From there we went to Dillon’s, which is really Kroger to me since this is the first place I’ve lived where they called them Dillon’s but they take the Kroger card and have Kroger brand stuff. Kinda weird, huh? We got the few things we needed for Thanksgiving, including the turkey. We bought a lot of things that were on sale that we’ll add to our food stash. Summer savory is a spice that goes in my fricot and I have been out for a while. I won’t normally buy it because it’s too expensive and I had planned to grow some but never could find a plant. I happened to be looking at the spice row and they had it on sale. Regular $9.99 for $3.99 so I got one. Vince said “get two” but one will last me a long time and I really would like to plant my own.
Dr. Pepper were on sale but it felt good to say . . No, thanks! I don’t need them any more!
They had dried pinto beans, Kroger brand, 4 pounds for $3.09 (I think that’s what it was) so I bought several bags of beans. The coffee Vince likes was on sale so he bought lots of that. I think we officially have a lifetime supply of coffee and Dial soap.
From there we went to Aldi’s. This is the first place I’ve ever lived where there were Aldi’s. There’s one in Pittsburg and one in Joplin. Do you shop at Aldi’s? If so, what do you think of their brands?
Until lately I haven’t paid much attention to prices. Their prices are pretty unbelievable. McCann’s steel cut Irish Oats were on sale at Dillon’s for $5.19 I think. At Aldi’s, their brand, same size, same everything was something like $2.99. We bought one of each and we’ll compare taste/texture and see what we think. We bought peanut butter and mayo to taste test too. Dillon’s had their brand of butter on sale for $2.97 for a pound and Aldi’s regular price on a pound of butter was something like $2.19. Sugar was on sale at Dillon’s but cost less at Aldi’s.
If we like their brand, I’m guessing a monthly trip to Aldi’s will be on my agenda for the future.