Our Stay at Home Challenge starts over today. We made it nine days! That was great. Obviously, yesterday, we had to go out. We had to take Rita to the vet and that was a good reason to leave home. While we were out, we went to Aldi and to the feed store because we were getting low on chicken scratch. We have plenty of food, but not enough scratch grains so, we did all that while we were out.
Stopping at Aldi was more for de-stressing than for anything else. We didn’t really need anything but we love walking around in there.
We had wanted more of the red bag chicken. I had only bought one bag before to see if we liked it and, as usual, they didn’t have any more of it. The manager suggested we try this:
It’s Parmesan Herb Encrusted Chicken Tenders but it’s really a breast piece. This chicken is not cooked, whereas the red bag chicken is fully cooked. I liked this but I probably liked the red bag chicken better, especially if I’m trying to match Chick-Fil-A’s sandwiches.
We bought heart shaped pasta for Valentine’s Day.
I bought two bags of this Texas Two Step Popcorn. The cheddar pieces are spicy and I love eating two of those pieces with one of the sweet pieces.
We had bought this cheese a couple of weeks ago but just tried it during the Super Bowl. It is so good. Both the Gin & Rhubarb and the Raspberry White Chocolate were delicious. The cheddar is basically cheddar. All three are Wensleydale cheeses made in the UK. Of course I loved the cheese because I also love Wensleydale wool, which seems to be a bit in short supply these days. The cheese is a bit crumbly for melting in the cheese melter but it’s so good with wine, fruit and other cheeses as an appetizer or snack. So, we bought more of all three of those cheeses.
I think that’s all we bought, then we bought the grains for the chickens, came home and hopefully we’re not leaving home for a few days.
I had to stop going to Sam’s Club, because they sell cheddar-caramel popcorn, huge bag, and I could sit down and eat the entire bag in a day or two. I just can’t stop myself from buying it or eating it, either! The bag you bought looks local (of course, Texas!), so doubtful it will be for sale at any Aldi’s I get close to. I looked for teh heart cheeses at Aldi in central Illinois, where I am right now, but they didn’t have it and my husband said they didn’t have it in Minnesota, either. I hate it when you post something that I want to try and I can’t find it. Happens often at Aldi, unfortunately. That and not getting a favorite item back ever again. I looked for these cheese puffs they had 2 years in a row, near Christmas, this year, but nada. They were so good that I stocked up on them the second year I found them and my darn husband ate the last bag I had stashed away.
Judy Laquidara says
I can only hope that your store has good things my store doesn’t have. Otherwise, you may need to pack up and move to Texas! 🙂
Nelle Coursey says
I think you did good!! When I was a kid we lived 13 miles North of here and we only went to town once a week for shopping. Usually on Saturday.
Susan Nixon says
9 days is pretty good, and you had a good reason to go to town, so it was good to get what you needed, too, and now you can go even longer! =)
Heart shaped pasta! And heart shaped cheese. I need to get out more. You did good.
The heart shaped pasta reminded me of the Texas shaped pasta a friend (from Texas) got me as a gift many years ago. It even had a recipe for rattlesnake on the package…I think I still have the recipe as a laugh! Fun memories!
Judy Laquidara says
That’s what I need to find. I’m always telling Addie that Texas is “better” and having Texas shaped pasta should convince her. 🙂