Sunday, November 17, 2013

The wonderful thing about tiggy

I knew yesterday, when I was exiting Albrecht Discount and saw a free Happier Holidays Recipe Book, that the recipes in this book would be classic, just classic.

And sure enough.

This book is a celebration of Aldi brand names.

Today in the middle of going over stuff related to Leonard Pennario's "Rhapsody Under the Stars," I remembered it downstairs and took a quick break to check it out. Pennario would not mind. He loved to eat.

There are things called Party Poppers, on page 3. They call for Southern Grove Pitted Dates and Special Selected Thick Sliced Hickory Bacon.

Goat Cheese and Cherry Latkes, on page 5, call for Happy Farms Cream Cheese and Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt. I am always attracted to Hanukkah recipes, you know? I think it is because Jewish food and German food have so much in common. This is stuff I grew up with. And even the recipes that do not remind me of home, the way potato pancakes do, sound interesting. Often they are Mediterranean or Israeli. I have been noticing when the cooking magazines send their December issues, the Hanukkah article is always one of the first things I go to.

Where was I? How did I get onto the subject of healthy food? Fie on healthy food, fie. Back to the Aldi Christmas cookbook.

The best recipe is on Page 6. It is Tiggy!

Beneath it, in small print, the explanation:

"Turkey stuffed with piggy."

That is Tiggy pictured above. It must be made. I will be purchasing Appleton Farms Pork Sausage Roll as well as Kirkwood Boneless Turkey Breast, thawed.

I am going to have a merry Aldi Christmas!

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