Well, my not-a-party-planner self hosted another shower…

Aldi bridal shower food

Party planning isn’t really my forte. I see people on the interwebs who spend days prepping for elaborate themed parties, and while I am in awe, it’s sort of hard for me to fathom. I think some people do that sort of thing because they just love every minute of it, and I totally respect […]

Can I keep these alive?

fresh herbs from Aldi

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. I’ve got kind of a black thumb to begin with, and my house is distressingly short of bright, sunny windows in the wintertime (darn trees!). But these were marked down at Aldi the other week, so I’m gonna give it a shot. […]

A baby shower, Aldi-style

fruit salad from Aldi

One of my dear friends (who happens to be a fellow diehard Aldi shopper!) is due to have her first baby in a few weeks. Our church always throws a shower for expectant moms, and I got to host this time. I’ve never hosted a baby shower before, but fortunately two other friends volunteered to […]

Dirt Cake (er, pudding)


I’ve seen these here and there over the years, in magazines, on blogs, and in cookbooks, but I’ve never actually made one until now. I’m a little bemused by the fact that people always call this a cake because it’s not a cake. It’s really pudding/mousse with cookie crumbs on the top and bottom. Regardless […]

I rarely have criticisms of Aldi…


(And this one isn’t terribly serious anyway. It’s about packaging colors!) But here it is. Due to this packaging, I feel certain that I am going to sprinkle cumin in my morning oatmeal by accident one day. To be fair, they are ever so slightly different shades of brown, but when you’re grabbing one out […]

Pineapple Salsa

pineapple salsa

Every now and then Aldi sends me a small gift certificate along with a list of seasonal projects or the option to go it on my own. I chose the latter this time around, and decided to use my certificate to buy some ingredients to make this salsa, which has been my favorite thing to […]