In episode 049 learn how you can shop for the entire Thanksgiving feast at ALDI and pay less than $50 to feed a family of 6.
🛒 Before You Checkout
What you need to know before you checkout at the grocery store or market. In this episode we are featuring Ashley from Confessions of a Grocery Addict sharing her favorite things to get at ALDI for Thanksgiving.
So in terms of what I like to get there, that sort of Aldi is right around the corner from my house. It has the best prices on the things that it has in stock for the most part. Um, so typically there I like to get dairy and dairy alternatives. So my eggs, cream, lots of cheeses, Greek yogurt, cream cheese, heavy cream, the like.
Ready, whip situation. All of that's great. They have all of the basic veggies that I use, although I do sometimes have to supplement with other stores, but, you know, green beans and potatoes and sweet potatoes, onions, I love, getting peeled garlic, especially for big holidays like Thanksgiving. So instead of having to, you know, peel a gazillion papery, little things of garlic, getting it pre pealed is such a nice upgrade.
They also have great, sales on berries and apples. Bananas and cranberries may or may not be ready. Their stuff is very seasonal, so that's a sometimes thing. They also have apple cider. I love looking at their baking staples. So sugar. Brown sugar. They're leavening, you know, baking powder, baking soda.
They have Jiffy Cornbread mix for under 50 cents a box. If you're gonna be doing any yeasted breads, they're yeast packets. They have cake mixes. They also have this huge line of, I think it's called Living G Free, but like all gluten free things and gluten free baking mixes. So if you are somebody who has a gluten sensitive person in your household and you don't normally have those flours on hand, those like pre box baking mixes are awesome.
And then I also like looking through their weird little Aldi finds section. You can find like toys, games, books, stuff for keeping kids entertained. If you're not used to having lots of children in the house, you can find cool specialty, uh, cookware, like Dutch ovens and pots and pans, baking sheets.
And then they have not quite as robust of a section, as Costco or Trader Joe's, but the charcuterie there. So, you know, if you want cheeses and cured meat right now they have a bunch of seasonal crackers. They have fun, seasonal spreads and jams. And then I also get a bunch of canned goods there as well.
🎧 Listen to Episode 046 on How to Keep Gravy Warm on Thanksgiving.
📚 Additional Resources
Check out these side dishes that you can make with ingredients that you get from ALDI.