Saturday, February 15, 2014

Good Deal Alert: Onions


Aldi has onions on sale this week in the 3 pound bag for 99¢. 

The last time I stocked up on this sale was back on October 22, 2013. 

You can read my post about it here. 

I have one onion left from that sale, so the timing for this sale is perfect for me. 

I bought 5 pounds this time hoping to make it to the next sale on onions. 


In my last post, reader Mama P asked me the following question,


"Does putting them in those pantyhose knots really extend the life of the onion? I'm so tired of my onions going bad so quickly."

At that time, I told her this was the first time I was trying this storage solution and that I would have to get back to her and let her know. 

Out of all 28 onions, I did have one with a bad spot inside of it, but I cut around it and used the onion anyway. 

I think having the onions exposed to the air around them helped to preserve each one until I was able to use it. In the past I've had an onion go bad and then the ones next to it go bad as well because they were right next to it. I did not experience that with this batch of onions, so I will definitely be storing my onions this way in the future. 

While I was shopping it seemed like everyone had onions in their shopping cart, lol. This is a great deal and hopefully you'll be able to get in on this one. :)

Belinda
CFO ~ Chief Frugal Officer
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4 comments :

  1. Thanks! I'm going to pick some up next week!

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    1. You're welcome, Shara. Enjoy this great deal!

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  2. I sometimes get onions in bulk. I then chop them up (not all at once, it stings toooooo much) and then lay them on a try in the freezer. When frozen I store them in a freezer container or a zippy bag. Then use as needed. No need to blanch onions and no going bad.
    Carolx

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    1. That is a great way to preserve onions, Carol. I have a friend who dries them and grounds them into powder. I've not done that before.

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