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Re: Shopping at Aldi's
« Reply #650 on: February 24, 2019, 03:25:36 PM »
Dang, that sucks.

Admittedly the "perfect" window only seems to last ~48 hours from my experience. We check them 2-3 days after purchase and that's been the sweet spot for us. I've only gotten a few brown ones among the 100's we've bought there since the summer.

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Re: Shopping at Aldi's
« Reply #651 on: February 24, 2019, 03:45:57 PM »
Yeah, Aldi produce and meat quality definitely varies by region. Most stores in my area have good produce and meat (the closest one is usually great for both), but Iíve heard complaints from people who live in other areas. Store management also makes a difference; thereís one Aldi in a 5-mile radius of my house that doesnít have decent produce, and the meat case had an odd smell. Needless to say, I donít shop there.

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Re: Shopping at Aldi's
« Reply #652 on: March 05, 2019, 06:34:17 PM »
The Aldi stores in my area have frozen bay scallops for $4.99 per lb. this week. The ones I bought for tonightís dinner were great, so I think Iím going to stock up.

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Re: Shopping at Aldi's
« Reply #653 on: March 06, 2019, 12:07:23 PM »
I'm eagerly waiting for the organic potting soil to show up at my Aldi. It's still pretty early here though since it is still freaking cold. $4 per big bag, and my plants did well in it. Should've bought more; I don't have a car so I stuffed my granny cart full of a few bags, walked it home, went back, and poof, all gone.

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Re: Shopping at Aldi's
« Reply #654 on: March 06, 2019, 12:10:58 PM »
The Aldi stores in my area have frozen bay scallops for $4.99 per lb. this week. The ones I bought for tonightís dinner were great, so I think Iím going to stock up.
How did you prepare them?

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Re: Shopping at Aldi's
« Reply #655 on: March 06, 2019, 03:34:36 PM »
The Aldi stores in my area have frozen bay scallops for $4.99 per lb. this week. The ones I bought for tonightís dinner were great, so I think Iím going to stock up.
How did you prepare them?

I used this recipe, although I added the heavy cream (see note at the end of the recipe) and some parmesan cheese because husband had made a comment about wanting alfredo sauce. If you add the cream, I'd strongly suggest reducing in in a saucepan with the wine before adding it to the skillet because the skillet cook times weren't long enough (too much risk of overcooking the scallops). Next time I'll probably just make it as written.

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Re: Shopping at Aldi's
« Reply #656 on: March 07, 2019, 08:55:43 AM »
Our local store has been routinely scanning honey crisp apples as McIntosh apples at $0.99/lb. The honey crisps are $2.50/lb :-)

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Re: Shopping at Aldi's
« Reply #657 on: March 07, 2019, 08:59:51 AM »
The Aldi stores in my area have frozen bay scallops for $4.99 per lb. this week. The ones I bought for tonightís dinner were great, so I think Iím going to stock up.
How did you prepare them?

I used this recipe, although I added the heavy cream (see note at the end of the recipe) and some parmesan cheese because husband had made a comment about wanting alfredo sauce. If you add the cream, I'd strongly suggest reducing in in a saucepan with the wine before adding it to the skillet because the skillet cook times weren't long enough (too much risk of overcooking the scallops). Next time I'll probably just make it as written.
That looks amazing. Thanks!

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Re: Shopping at Aldi's
« Reply #658 on: March 07, 2019, 10:53:43 AM »
We just gotta brand new Aldi in a strip mall. Itís nice and larger than the other two freestanding locations not too far away.  I can drive to all three within 30 minutes. 

The town Iíd like to relocate to someday just got their first one, now if theyíd just get an ikea Iíd be set. 

My son lives in Lubbock, he has a Costco which is great but an Aldi would be nice for pantry items. 

I still only buy my meats from Costco.  Produce is a hit or miss but I just plan to eat it ASAP and that seems to work.