If someone had told me 15 or 20 years ago that my favorite place to shop would be a grocery store, I would never have believed it. We find the best stuff at Aldi and it really is a shopping experience. It isn’t so huge that I’m having to beg Vince to leave. We can leisurely go down every row, looking for stuff we don’t need, and be out of there within a reasonable time. The workers are very friendly and nice. They’re always getting new and interesting merchandise. The one thing we’ve learned is if you don’t get it when you see it, it will be gone the next time you’re in there. And, if you don’t go every day, you miss really good stuff that you don’t need. They had wine advent calendars with 24 little bottles of wine and we missed that. Vince and I decided we’ll just drink a whole bottle of wine every night and make our own advent calendar. Not really . . I’ll gladly drink 24 cans of Dr. Pepper while he has 24 bottles of wine!
Here’s something we found yesterday.
Honestly, I thought it looked kinda useless but I thought it might be good for Chad, Nicole and Addie when they’re comping so I said “I’ll get one for Chad” and Vince insisted we get one for us too.
I should have taken a picture when it had stuff in it . . but I didn’t. I used it this morning and I love it! When we moved in here, the stove that was here was gas but very low BTU. I wanted a hotter/faster stove so I bought one with the highest BTUs I could find but try frying an over easy egg on it without having the yolk well done. Not happening.
My egg pan is small so I cook Vince’s eggs first anyway. He gets two whole eggs and I eat just the yolks of two eggs. I buttered my bread and toasted it in that section. It reminded me of how my grandma’s toast tasted when I was a kid. I had totally forgotten about that . . back in the day before the poor families way back in the woods had toasters. She would butter the bread and place the pieces in a big skillet and then toast it on top of the stove. That was such a great memory to surface this morning.
The bacon section holds the bacon for both our breakfasts. I cooked Vince’s eggs and moved the pan over off the heat a little so I could cook his eggs better. I was wishing I’d had something for that back right section but . . nothing. All I had was bacon, eggs and toast.
I’m happy I got this pan. One pan to wash. One burner to use in the morning – I told Vince it’s going to save us money on propane. He said “It probably already did!” I suppose a penny or two but I don’t think it paid for itself with one breakfast. Probably didn’t even save enough money to be able to order yarn! 🙂