ALDI compensated me to write this post. Opinions and thoughts are my own – but it’s no secret that I’m an ALDI fan!
While your Labor Day weekend plans may look different this year, it can still be special — and tasty, right at home.
How does it sound to enjoy grilled kebabs, veggie burgers, an easy leftovers salad, and epic build-your-own loaded s’mores board? I have these ideas and more with easy, flexible tips in this blog post.
ALDI has all the summer essentials I love for less and I’m excited to share more about the ALDI difference with you through this sponsored blog post collaboration. I picked up everything you see at my local ALDI.
How you save time and money shopping at ALDI
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ALDI intentionally sells exactly what shoppers need — nothing more, nothing less — at amazingly low prices. To make the shopping experience more convenient, accessible and safe for everyone, ALDI recently accelerated the expansion of its curbside grocery pickup service, which is now available at nearly 600 stores.
Grill for less when you shop ALDI
Just look at these beautiful kebabs fresh from the grill.
This weekend our family will enjoy these BBQ chicken and pineapple skewers and Greek kebabs with bell peppers and onion.
And for a super-fast plant-based option, look no further than ALDI-exclusive Earth Grown line for a variety of vegan, vegetarian and plant-based options for your family.
I’m grilling two varieties this weekend — a Thai veggie burger with pickled cucumbers and Asian veggie burger with pineapple salsa and BBQ sauce!
ALDI has premium meats, fresh and frozen seafood (fish tacos anyone?), and the fresh produce you need for your favorite grilling recipes.
Simplify your sides with leftovers
One of my favorite side dishes to make is pasta salad from leftovers! This is easy, flexible, and time-saving. Just prepare your favorite pasta noodle al dente. Add any leftover meat, vegetables, or beans (or combination of the three).
I tossed some leftover grilled veggies, broccoli, and tomatoes with feta cheese and parsley — all items I had on-hand and wanted to use up. My dressing is simple, just add the juice of one lemon and generously pour olive oil over the salad and toss to combine.
Tip: taste your pasta salad for seasoning needs. I salt my pasta water and added seasoned grilled veggies. I didn’t need any additional salt or pepper. If you need a boost of flavor, don’t be shy, add it.
Summer tomatoes are another favorite of mine so we plan to enjoy them before they’re gone. Sliced simply with a little olive oil salt and pepper and it’s really done. Or try sliced over toasted fresh bread with fresh mozzarella and pesto.
Make an epic dessert board together
My girls love when watermelon is in season so we’ll have that on our menu. We also really enjoy making these dessert boards together, too, with a “build-your-own loaded s’mores” section.
We’ve got graham crackers, mini marshmallows, chocolates for this sweet treat paired up with some beautiful fresh berries and mango.
Toast to your favorite memories and milestones
I usually love to “kiss summer goodbye” with a toast to our memories and milestones and this Labor Day weekend is no different for us.
My husband and I will be enjoying the ALDI award-winning wines — many of which are under $10! (I know, right?!) and this festive and fun ready-to-drink mimosa I discovered while browsing the wine selection.
As it happens, I usually always find new beverages to try, like this delicious Ryder No. 8 Blonde Ale and Vista Bay Hard Seltzer in Coconut Mango! It tastes like summer.
Connect to family with food and fun
So however your holiday looks this weekend, make a plan to have some fun bonding time with your family. And pick up the ingredients you need for your favorite family recipes at your nearest ALDI. Stretch your budget – and shop safely – at ALDI, whether in-store, curbside pickup, or delivery.
Visit ALDI.us to take advantage of more recipes you can make at home with your family this holiday weekend.