My total in Aldi came to 9.60, which I am pleased with as it was difficult enough to not be tempted to stock up on things just because I was there and it's so cheap. It's five minutes walk from my house and not like I can't go in and stock up any time! I did treat myself to a jar of olives though.
Aldi grocercy shop
- Cornflakes 600g (I don't know the brand but the ones they had in Ireland were nice so hopefully these will be too. - 99c
- 1 litre organic milk - 89c
- Packet feta cheese - 85c
- 2 balls of mozzarella cheese - 69c each
- 1 kg white sugar - 69c (I usually buy whole cane or raw cane sugar from the fair trade shop but at 3.10 a kilo, that's a big difference, especially since I'm making a cake for people who probably usually use and prefer white sugar. Is that presumptuous of me?)
- Baking powder sachets - 29c
- White flour - 25c (I wasn't planning on getting flour although it was on my list. I usually buy organic flour but this price is ridiculous in comparison to the nearly 2 euro I normally pay)
- Buttermilk - 29c
- Olives - 79c
- 10 free-range eggs (the organic ones had no mention of whether they were free-range or not) - 1.59
I've decided (aided by a timely recipe in today's Mother Earth Newsletter) that a veggie lasagne would be a better idea than a bean casserole so if I can get a butternut squash at the market tomorrow, I'll do that. That means I still need to buy some lasagne. I also have a bar of chocolate on my list and would like to get some bananas for eating so if I have money left after the market tomorrow I will go to the fair trade shop too.
Since we are having the seed and plant exchange day at the garden tomorrow it's not likely we'll be doing any harvesting so that means no extra free food this week.