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Gorgeous Guacamole straight from Gorgeous Cancun!

Gourmet got gorgeous is back!  What better way to re-enter reality than with some gorgeous guacamole prepared by a gorgeous Mexican?  During our stay in Cancun, the entertainment staff shared a guacamole cooking lesson.  Avocados are not only a super food, but are also sold … Continue reading

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Meal 22- Shrimp Scampi with Four Cheese Risotto

“Thank you for not letting me go get the $5 hot and ready pizza.  I wouldn’t even be back home with it by now.” -The husband.  This gorgeous dish was cooked in twenty minutes.  I would choose it any night over … Continue reading

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Meal 21- Chicken and a Biscuit- rated “A”

It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting in the big, velour, blue recliner, munching on a box of Chicken and a Biscuit crackers, while watching my mom work out with Jane Fonda on VHS.  Yes, those were the days.  While I did … Continue reading

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Meal 20- Thai Chicken and Noodles

Tonight’s meal is a perfect example of how Aldi’s Special Buys can jazz up the nightly routine.  What might normally be chicken with pasta, rice, or potatoes, instantly became a delicious Asian cuisine.  I was feeling hungry so I used two packets … Continue reading

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Meal 19- Grilled Sausage and Crazy Grilled Potato Salad

Well that didn’t take long… a new member has joined our family.  He is a big, mean, green, grilling machine.  I realized that my 10% off coupon was expiring in a few days, so we would be losing money if we … Continue reading

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Meal 18- Barbeque Chicken Breast and Baked Potato

Sunshine and sixty-five degrees put us in the mood for some grilled goodness.  Unfortunately, the grill bit the dust in the winter storms.  Fortunately, there are plenty of contraptions out there to fake grilled goodness.  Sure, you lose the authenticity, but desperate times call for … Continue reading

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Meal 17- Cheese Tortellini with Hot Italian Sausage

Hot!  Tonight was my first with Aldi’s Hot Italian Sausage.  It was hot and I mean the hot in the middle of P.H.A.T.  Only three ingredients made a unique and gorgeous weeknight meal for 4.  In the future I would like to experiment more … Continue reading

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Meal 15- Mama’s Lasagna- Rated A

I did not plan on Mama’s lasagna being rated “A for anyone can make it”.  However, life happened and my rated A for awesome husband stepped up to the plate once again.  With 3 text messages, some thawed out meat, and a … Continue reading

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Meal 14- Pork Pot Sticker Edamame Soup with Egg Rolls- The 2 year-old and 5 year-old open their minds and mouths.

     Several weeks ago Aldi had pork pot stickers on “clearance” in the freezer case.  They were 99 cents for a box of 10 Asian dumplings.  I bought 2 packages.  I threw them in the freezer and then forgot about them.  I also forgot to thaw something … Continue reading

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Meal 13- Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo is one of the kiddos’ favorites.  You can serve it over any type of noodle.  No need to stick to fettucine, unless you happen to have it on hand.  Tonight I used the last of the box of whole wheat penne for the kids … Continue reading

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