I wanted to give a big ol’ shout out to ALDI before the week ended. I had agreed to review some grocery products for ALDI awhile back, and frankly just plain forgot about it. Then, just the other day I was scurrying around the house throwing things together to spend the weekend at the lake with my family and the doorbell rang. It was our friendly UPS gal, who I’ve gotten to know pretty well lately.
Anywho, she handed me this mystery box. What could it be? Well, to my surprise and delight when I opened it, it was chock full of s’mores supplies from ALDI: Graham crackers, marshmallows and red white and blue candies. I paused thinking… what about the chocolate? Then realized… I’m really glad there was no chocolate in the box. Those ALDI people are smart; melted chocolate would not a good present make. Luckily, I had a secret chocolate stash in the pantry. Yep, I’m prepared.
So back on track, I threw all of my ALDI goodies into the grocery pile I had created to haul to the lake. It was a perfect weekend. After a long day of fishing, boating, and playing in the sand, the sun set, it got a little bit cooler, and we set to making S’mores fireside. It was the first time I had trusted my almost four year old to get near enough to the fire to toast his own marshmallow. And, he was darn excited about it. He wanted to make sure that his marshmallow was perfect before S’more assembly began.
And then he just gave up and started shoving chocolate into his mouth. Can you blame him?
I know you’ve probably got big plans for the upcoming holiday. But just remember, sometimes it’s the simple things, like fireside S’mores that makes the BIG memories. And, if you need to stock up on your S’more (or other grocery) supplies I highly recommend ALDI’s: bargain prices, quality food, and perfect timing!