Over the weekend Jude and I took a trip to our local Food Lion to check out the newest updates. Food Lion has been making some big changes in their stores and we had to check it out. I grew up shopping at Food Lion and have fond memories of shopping with my mom at our local store. However, over the years we’ve hopped around to different stores and it’s been awhile since I shopped in a Food Lion.
Food Lion provided me with a $150 gift card to do my shopping which is exactly how much we budget for our bi-weekly shopping trips (we shop for perishable weekly but do a big pantry stocking every two weeks). I try very hard to be conscious of how much I spend, and pay extra close attention to items that are on sale. My total is often pretty close or just over the $150 mark but at Food Lion I was able to get all of our regular purchase for less than $150 (plus a few fun extras!) I was thrilled.
To celebrate our great savings we made a delicious dinner of Jerk Chicken, Cuban Beans and Saffron Rice.
Here is Joe’s Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Recipe:
Ingredients: 2 Chicken Breasts 1 Jar of World Harbors, Jamacian Style Jerk Sauce 1 Medium Diced Onion 1 Jar Pineapple Chunks
Directions: Place Chicken, Jamacian Jerk Sauce and Onion in Slow Cooker at cook on low for at least 6 hours. When there is 1 hour left add the pineapple. Serve over rice
What I like best about the store redesign is the Organic section. We try to buy many organic products and I was pleased to see that Food Lion has a pretty good section specifically for organic products. I was a little disappointed with the produce department. The strawberries we purchased were pretty much all bad when I got them home. But sometimes you just pick out a bad batch I guess. But overall, I was very pleased with out experience and we will certainly be going back, especially because they carry the brand of ginger-ale that Joe loves!
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