The best lunch: Priano Marinated Mozzarella, Specially Selected Baguette (now non-GMO!), and fresh tomatoes

The best lunch: Priano Marinated Mozzarella, Specially Selected Baguette (now non-GMO!), and fresh tomatoes

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One of my favorite ALDI finds this week is a seasonal buy that gets me every time it’s in store: Priano marinated braided mozzarella! This is priced at $3.89 for 8 oz, and is just fantastic in a Caprese salad or as part of a light lunch. When their braided mozzarella is in stock, I often have a little of the cheese along with part of a Specially Selected French baguette and a fresh tomato or two as a simple but filling lunch.

Priano Marinated Mozzarella + Tomatoes + Baguette = Awesome

Priano braided marinated mozzarella often makes another appearance towards the end of the summer or early fall, when it pairs beautifully with fresh garden tomatoes. Since we don’t get a lot of those in Chicago in February, though, I made do with Roma tomatoes from ALDI today. (Got a nice batch, though, especially for winter-time grocery store tomatoes!)

Who says you can’t eat well for less, right? I could feed four people a light yet lovely lunch here, for a total of $6.42 out the door.

And just a note on these baguettes…

Specially Selected French Baguettes are now non-GMO?

This is interesting! When I picked up my Specially Selected French baguette in store yesterday, I noticed new packaging on these — and they are now non-GMO Project verified. This must be a super recent change, since there were still a couple of older packages left without this label. This is good to know, for those of you avoiding GMOs.

GMOs or no GMOs, though, these take-and-baked baguettes are delicious, and the packaging change has not affected the flavor. You get all the goodness of warm, fresh-baked tasting bread right out of the oven — I just have to break the baguettes in half before warming them up, since they don’t fit well on my baking sheets.

Who else is a fan of Priano Marinated Mozzarella?

Anyone else grab Priano marinated braided mozzarella every time it reappears on the shelves? What do you make with yours?

What’s up with ALDI Finds?

ALDI Finds are limited time special buy items that are available in stores only while supplies last. So if you spot something you like, be sure to grab it while you can! Anyone else a fan of the marinated mozzarella? If not, what caught your eye among this week’s ALDI limited time special buys?

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