Aldi specialbuys are amazing! I love the exciting bit of getting to aisles in the middle of the store to see what is on offer, sometimes if I am very lucky I'll get a heads up from the lovely PR team that look after Aldi and invited to try out one of the special buys and feature it here on my blog. I am always very happy to say yes because I am a genuine Aldi customer, I buy their offers, shop in the store and am continually amazed at the quality goods at incredible prices.
So what's in store at the moment? Kitchen appliances mentioned available from 22nd October.
There are loads of amazing kitchen appliances available right now. I have been sent the Crofton soup maker, if you don't fancy that how about a lovely new Slow Cooker or a Panini maker? They are all pretty tempting and would make good Christmas gifts too.
As soon as I saw there was a soup maker on offer I opted for it because it's something I've wanted for ages and having my own soup maker makes me feel really grown up (as silly as that sounds) I'll be needing a bread maker next! I did wonder before it arrived if I would be able to make the soup in its entirety in the soup maker or if I'd have to dirty a pan and fry off the onions first, but the soup maker does it all!
It is very easy to make any type of soup at all. A lot of recipes for soup start off with frying some onions (the soup maker has a function for this) and then adding the other ingredients and some liquid. Most soups are cooked within about 30 mins and the soup maker blends it until you get the consistency you like. It really is that simple!
This will be invaluable to me for using up all the leftover veg in my fridge and making a healthy and nutritious meal. I can't stand food waste and so for me this is a must-have kitchen gadget.
I was so keen to test it out that I basically just chopped up what I had in the fridge and chucked it in! Here is the recipe but you could adapt it to whatever you have at the time.
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 potato, chopped
2 sticks celery, chopped
Flesh from half a pumpkin (recently carved for Halloween!)
1 litre of vegetable stock
- Add chopped onion to Crofton Soup Maker and fry for 1 min
- Add in all other veg
- Add stock
- Cook for 30 mins and then blend to desired consistency.
- Garnish with a little cream and chopped parsley
It really is the quickest and most fool-proof way of making soup I have ever tried. You will love it if you get one, but be quick because I am certain they will sell out! Check out the Aldi site here to see all the specialbuys.