you know pictures of half-naked men, oiled down, with a steamy look in their eye does NOTHING for me...........that smoker thar'! that does it!
If i had the time, i would definitely do something like making sausage. Sounds really good, and i am all for making your own things at home. You know what is going in, and you can make it to your liking. Plus it is usually cheaper for a better end result.
side note: i went to aldi's, took my mom as well. There is a definite savings there. Quick calculations everything is about 0.10-0.25 cents cheaper, which adds up in the end. Tomatoes were way cheaper and looked very nice, cucumbers cheaper, onions cheaper, eggs 0.89, the big one for me: Milk $1.49
! I dont know if that is a sale price or not, but it is a great price. We go through so much milk in my house that i am willing to go there just for that.
My mother liked it as well. She needed a lot of staples and bought everything there. She liked the store because it is small and not crowded. She has medical problems and needs to be in a motorized cart at the big stores, but here it was easy for her to shop and a lot faster. I know i will be taking her there more often and i will be picking up a few things as well.