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Author Topic: What's on the grill, folks?  (Read 949157 times)

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Offline Gunner55

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I shop early and that seems to help...  good score... 
We usually go to town on Wednesday & that's when everybody's sales for the week start too. We normally do L&M then WM before we get back to Aldi's around 11:00. It's not all that unusual that their best sale item in the meat department to already be all gone & they don't open 'til 9. It not just the meat department either, as a lot of their better sale items are a 1-time short run because of a limited quantity. So, if it's something we really want we go there just as they're opening as that's about when we get to GR anyway.
« Last Edit: July 07/10/24, 06:01:10 AM by Gunner55 »
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Offline Scenic

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Same way in Bemidji.  Great meat sales but just not a lot of it to begin with. 

Offline glenn57

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It's just a way to get you in the store hoping you buy other stuff. :pouty:

A week ago Teals had a sale on chicken legs and thighs,  they went through 17 cases and got more in.
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Offline Gunner55

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 :pouty: Yeah, glenn, I was working at my uncle's grocery store which was 1 block from the main entrance to Hormel in Austin when I was 11 & by the time I was 13 I was running the cash register. My brother worked at the meat counter & helped our uncle write the weekly add for the Shopper. He was always talking about this week's "lost leader" even back then.................late 60's. A loss leader (also leader) is a pricing strategy where a product is sold at a price below its market cost to stimulate other sales of more profitable goods or services.
Life............. what happens while your making other plans. John Lennon

Offline LPS

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I worked in my Grandma's grocery store at the same age that you were doing it Gunner.  I thought it was fun.

Offline Steve-o

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Ugh.  I was boasting on my New York Strip Steak score from Aldi...   One was OK, but the other one was literally the worst steak I ever trimmed up.  It musta come of the end of the cow where you start cutting New York Strips because there was a big, thick, shoe-leathery tendon that ran right down the middle.  After I cut everything away, half of it was gone and I had to roll it and hold it together with a toothpick.  After that it was OK.

The moral of the story...  There is always a miss-and-hit aspect to shopping at Aldi.  I don't fault 'em.  And every once in a while you end up with a bad cut of meat - regardless of where you buy it.  I'll keep buying 'em at Aldi when I see 'em, but I might look a little closer at the packages before I dump them in my cart.

P.S.  I gave my wife the good 'un.  ;)  :chef:

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Good to know Steve-O. Haven't ventured forth to Aldi's but one of these days it might have to happen. Reputedly the produce section is decent at the one in Owatonna. With a local meat market where we have our lambs processed, along with access to home raised pork, whole chickens, beef, and a freezer with plenty of lamb in it, the meat counter probably won't be the 1st place there I visit.

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Offline Bobberineyes

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Just about ready, momma has a broccoli  salad waiting.  Thing is with chicken, I always have room fer ice cream later on.. :happy1:

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Just about ready, momma has a broccoli  salad waiting.  Thing is with chicken, I always have room fer ice cream later on.. :happy1:
STOP posting these at dinner time!  :hubba:
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Offline tangle tooth

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      Looks good. Dry rub?
I used to be cute and adorable. Then, I had my first birthday. Been downhill ever since.

Offline LPS

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You sure know how to do it right Bobb.  :happy1:

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I hope boober made it over the chain link fence in time... :huh:
Time itself is bought and sold, the spreading fear of growing old contains a thousand foolish games that we play. (Neil Young)

Offline Bobberineyes

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Nuttin too serious tonight,  brats n zookini chips. The second round of the zookini done in the air fryer,  they are friggin delicious!! No need fer fries with these guys..

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I always enjoy the toasted buns, but dang most of the time I forget to do it!!!!  good eats Bobber!!! 
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Offline Cooperman

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Wow bobber that looks awesome. How do you make the chips?

Offline Bobberineyes

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Wow bobber that looks awesome. How do you make the chips?
She's been picking the zookini little,  slicing and tossing them in oil with seasonings. Not sure if she flips them in the air fryer, but the parmesan cheese really adds some flavor.

Offline mike89

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the cheese is a great added touch!! 
a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

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about da only good place fer that zookini is in a cake!!! :surrender: :pouty:

may as well throw some cottage cheese on it!!!! :rotflmao: ;)
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about da only good place fer that zookini is in a cake!!! :surrender: :pouty:

may as well throw some cottage cheese on it!!!! :rotflmao: ;)
Don't you have some noodles to butter??  :rotflmao: :mooning:

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After discovering the cupboards were bare, made an emergency  trip to Wagner's just before they closed. Hormel boneless center cuts, Mrs. Gerry's slaw & original recipe tater salad with some corn to round out the plate. Grilled this batch direct as I was going for speed. The wife had eaten already so wanted to let sleeping dogs lie. That & I was starving.  :coffee:
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dang thsat looks fantastic!!!!!!! my fav knife too!!!!  :sleazy:

kinda lookin like your takin a page outta Sharons book though??? :scratch: foods not touching!!!! :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Offline LPS

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Man that is some good looking food Bobb and Dotch.  I wanted to plant a zucchini but never did.  Wonder if it is too late?  I have a pack of Nathans dogs that I am going to grill for lunch and them nuke the left overs for lunch tomorrow.  Will add Hormel chili and freshly chopped vidalia on them.  Sirloin from Aldi's later on.  It is thawing.   

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Barry, I dunno if there are any zucchini transplants left at any of the stores up there but they were tossed a few weeks back if you could even find them around here. I planted some from seed June 28th after buying a couple different varieties. Figured they were similar in maturity. Nope. The Dark Green was 50 days and the Black Beauty was 63 days. I stashed the Black Beauty and planted the Dark Green. They're coming along pretty well in this drier, warmer pattern we're in. Finners crossed that we go deep into the fall before it freezes. 🤞

Ya glenn, I thought about 'The Sharon Factor" as I was schlepping the vittles onto the plate, avoiding them touching as best I could, hence the little dish of corn. Can never be too careful.  :coffee:
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a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

Offline LPS

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Thanks Dotch I thought it was late.

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Pork steaks and the fixins.
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looks good!!  but where's the katchup???    :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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*gasp* They're touching!  :rotflmao:
Time itself is bought and sold, the spreading fear of growing old contains a thousand foolish games that we play. (Neil Young)