Showing posts from April, 2015

German Foods are back!

This week's ad features the Deutsche Kuche line so we can snag some awesome German products. My top three are:

1. Egg Spaetzle $1.99 for 17.6 oz    I use these spaetzle noodles to make Kaese Spaetzle (think of it as German or Austrian Mac and Cheese) which we eat as a main dish but most would probably serve it as a side dish. I am still perfecting this recipe but I will post once it get it right.

Ingredients: Durum wheat semolina, egg (Product of Germany)

2. Red Cabbage with Apples $1.69 for 24 oz. I make this from scratch around Christmas time when my husband gets in his "let's celebrate our heritage" mood. This jarred variety is a great was to get our red cabbage fix when I don't want to go through the effort of making it from scratch.

Ingredients: Red cabbage, apples, sugar, vinegar, onions, salt, clove (Product of Germany)

3. Spinach and Ricotta Strudel 10.6 oz This and the artichoke and cheese strudel are delicious, but only serve two as a main entree. 

Simply Nature USDA Organic Shells and White Cheddar

I really wanted to like the new boxed organic mac and cheese but I was a little disappointed. It is definitely comparable to Annie's boxed mac and cheese, but I think I am spoiled on my own homemade mac and cheese . My family also prefers the "Velveeta-style" sauce packets in Shells and Cheese over the dry mix packets. So ALDI, if you want to roll out a box of organic plain elbow mac noodles or an organic shells and cheese with the liquid sauce packet, you would have my vote! In the mean time Annie's fans will be thrilled with this affordable box priced at $1.29.

Ingredients listed: organic pasta (organic wheat semolina), organic cheddar cheese (organic cultured pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes), organic buttermilk, organic nonfat milk, salt, sodium phosphate, and silicon dioxide.

New Never Any Line: Uncured Bacon

ALDI rolled out a new meat line advertised as "Never Any!" I gave the bacon a try and was happy with the quality. I followed the oven directions for cooking so I wouldn't have to clean bacon splatter off my stove top. I also saved the drippings to cook hash browns and eggs. Not exactly a low fat breakfast but it was delicious! Priced at $4.29/12 oz. it is cheaper than the Kroger Simple Truth bacon - good job ALDI!

The package reads: No Antibiotics, No Hormones, No Animal-By-Products, Vegetarian Fed, and No MSG. No nitrates or nitrites added -Except that naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder.

The ingredient list reads: Pork, Water, Sea Salt, Evaporated Cane Sugar, Celery Powder

Shrimp Creole

My mom always made this growing up and it was one of my favorites. My sister even had her recipe printed onto fabric and made into a tea towel one Christmas.
Ingredients 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 T. olive oil 3 oz. can of tomato paste and 3 cans of water 1 pinch red pepper 1 tsp. parsley  1 tsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 12-16 oz. raw, deveined shrimp, peeled
4 c. cooked rice

Directions 1. Heat oil in a skillet. Saute bell pepper, onion, celery, and garlic for five minutes. 2. Remove from heat and add tomato paste and water.
3. Stir and return to heat. Add red pepper, parsley, sugar, ans salt. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes stirring occasionally.
4. Add shrimp and cook for 5 minutes more.
5. Serve over prepared rice.