I needed to get some milk for the "boys", and some mushrooms for the Mushroom Chicken and Sausage Casserole that I'll be making on Thursday, so I decided to make another drive down to Aldi this morning. I would have waited until Thursday, when I do my regular grocery shopping, but I wasn't sure if the mushrooms would still be on sale for .69¢ after today.
I thought about getting another container of the fancy lettuce that I bought last week but they had a note on the door explaining that due to the high demand they haven't been able to keep it stocked. So, instead they were selling the iceberg lettuce for only .69¢ instead of .99¢. We're not lettuce snobs in our house so iceberg would do just fine, especially for that price.
While I was there, I decided to get some more of the cheeses that I got last week. I got the last package of sliced smoked cheese that they had, which was cheddar this time. They had plenty of the blocks of flavored cheese left and this time I got the Pepperoni Marinara flavor.
I also splurged and got a pint of their heavy cream. I'd meant to buy a quart while I was at HEB earlier this morning but totally forgot about it until I got home.
Lastly, I bought some pork rinds that I hadn't noticed last week. Maybe I didn't see them because I had my "blinders" on while going down that gauntlet of chips, cookies and candy on entering the store last time. They were only .99¢ per 3.5-ounce bag. I usually pay $1.50 per 5-ounce bag at HEB so Aldi beats the HEB price by .02¢ per ounce. I'm hoping that they will taste as good as HEB's, which are the best tasting ones I've found to date. Goodness knows how some brands make their pork rinds taste different than other brands but they do. I'm talking about the plain ones which are just pork skin, oil and salt.
Speaking of HEB, while I was there early this morning, I noticed a brand of coffee that I hadn't seen there before. I noticed it because the price was under $4.00 per 11-ounce bag. It didn't appear to be a special or sale so maybe it will always be that price. I've set a limit of $4.00 as the most I will pay for a bag of coffee. The brand is Un Momento and the price was $3.78. I bought some decaf Breakfast Blend and a bag of regular Vanilla Creme. This afternoon I tried the Vanilla Creme and I like it a lot. It almost tastes sweet even though they don't list sugar on the label (please tell me that they can't put sugar in coffee and not tell anyone). It seems to have almost a mild chocolate flavor which is quite pleasant. Here's a link to the site for the company that makes the coffee: Coffee Bean International. I will definitely buy that coffee again if the price remains the same. Hopefully the Breakfast Blend will be just as good.
My husband's eye surgery went very well yesterday and today he went back to the doctor to have his eye checked and the patch removed. Jerry was amazed that he can actually see normally with that eye now. The doctor removed the lens from that side of his glasses because he'll no longer need them for that eye. Although his other eye does have the start of a cataract, his vision is still 20/20 in that eye with his glasses on. It will be a several weeks before he can get new glasses. His eye needs to heal first and then a new prescription will be written for his glasses.