Well, this year is going to be different! I have some great neighbors and we want to throw a little adult/kid friendly New Years Eve Event. Now are we going to make it to the ball drop? I doubt it. However, we are going to have some great holiday refreshments thanks to me! I was picked to take $50, head on over to my local Aldi grocery store and pick up some holiday party refreshments.
So off I went supplied with my shopping list that I was provided with. I was surprised to see WINE at the top of my list. Yes, wine!! I didn’t even know Aldi sold wine. I’m a big wine fan so I couldn’t wait to try it out. We all know that Aldi is famous for having awesome LOW prices so I couldn’t wait to try out a low price wine and see if it lived up to all the hype! So I picked up three wines, one red, one white, and one to use for this awesome Baked Brie recipe (see recipe below) that I am going to make. Along with the wine and the ingredients for the Brie I also picked up a ton more! $50 goes a super LONG way at Aldi. I got everything on my list and more! I picked up a few kid appropriate snacks including some sparkling cider.
In case you are wondering how much I was able to get then check out my picture and list below (the second picture is of the 3 bottles of wine and the 1 sparkling cider):
- Gonfalone Chianti
- Burlwood Chardonnay
- Villa Malizia Pinot Grigio
- Red Grape Sparkling Juice
- Savoritz Pita Crackers
- edenVale Brie Cheese round
- Southern Grove Dried cranberries
- Savoritz Entertainment crackers
- Belmont Premium Petite Cheesecake sampler
- edenVale Honey Goat Cheese
- Port wine cheese ball (recommended by a customer)
- Berryhill Blackberry fruit spread
- Crescent rolls
- Rice Krispie Holiday house treats (for kids)
- Savoritz Cheese crackers (for kids)
- (2 paper bags because I forgot to bring my reusable ones inside)
- 1 wheel edenVale Brie Cheese
- 1/2 cup Southern Grove Dried Cranberries
- 1 cup Burlwood Cellars Chardonnay
- 1/2 cup Berryhill Blackberry Fruit Spread
- 1 can of crescent rolls (optional)
Meanwhile, bring dried cranberries and white wine to a boil in a small saucepan. Add fruit spread, reduce heat to medium high and simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring often. Sauce is ready when liquid has thickened and coats the back of a spoon.
To serve, pour over warm brie. Can be eaten alone or spread on crackers.
Enjoy! And stay tuned for my post on how our Aldi inspired New Year’s party went!
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of ALDI and received a gift certificate to facilitate my review.”