Inexpensive Holiday Dinner Shopping At ALDI



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Tuesday is Christmas Day! I can’t believe it is already Christmas. And that means it’s time for that big Holiday dinner. This year, we are trying our best to save money and because I just had surgery and am still feeling pretty rough, we are changing things up a bit, dinner wise.

I usually fix most of the meal and family members bring a dessert or their “famous dish” that we all love, or nothing at all. This year, we are going pot luck style. We are also forgoing the turkey and just doing a ham dinner. I will buy a rotisserie chicken for my girls that don’t like ham. Mom-in-law is bringing potato salad and corn, sis-in-law is bringing broccoli casserole and a dessert and Clay and I are cooking the ham, green beans, cranberry apple bake, dressing/stuffing and dinner rolls. And possibly a couple of other things. Dinner will be simpler and we will have more time to enjoy being together.


To save some money, we headed to ALDI to purchase most of the ingredients for our Holiday meal. ALDI is SOOOO much less expensive than other grocery stores. The products aren’t all brand name but they are all just as good for a fraction of the cost. I made my list, checked it twice, FORGOT to put it in my purse, and headed to the store with one major goal. To buy Christmas dinner and save money doing so. Without my list.


We spent roughly $45 and this is what we got:

  • 2 spiral cut hams $1.49 per pound each
  • 1 bag of apples $2.99
  • 2 loaves of bread – $0.85 cents each
  • 1 stalk of celery – I forgot how much this was
  • 1 dozen eggs – $1.69
  • 1 bag of cookies – $1.99

The 2 hams, alone, would have cost me $40 – $45 elsewhere so that was a big savings! They even had Butterball turkeys for $1.19 per pound!

Butterball Turkey At ALDI $1.19 Per Pound

I mentioned we bought apples and celery there. All of their produce was really pretty and fresh looking.


The store isn’t huge but they have the basics of what you need in a grocery store. Staples, produce, meat, lunch meat, chips, bread, milk, canned goods, etc.

I had planned on buying my green beans there too. But as I mentioned, I walked right out the door without my list and in Crystal fashion, forgot to get the green beans. Either way, buy that one thing elsewhere will still allow my Christmas dinner to be less expensive than in years past. Thanks to ALDI!

If you have an ALDI store near you, I HIGHLY recommend shopping there for your Holiday meals and everyday groceries!

Here is an ALDI Holiday Entertaining Tip:

Unexpected Centerpieces. To update the typical floral centerpiece on the table this year, fill a large glass vase or a few small vases with ornaments, seasonal produce or holiday candies such as the Choceur Imported Chocolate Figurines or Choceur Peppermint Sticks available at ALDI. For holiday seasonal produce, cranberries or layered red and green apples work well. ALDI carries approximately 60 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables at the lowest prices, so you can fill even your biggest vases without overspending.

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Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for ALDI. I received a gift certificate to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.”



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