Miss MoneyPenny's friend from Seattle came over this weekend and there was great panic because this guy is a serious clean eater. As in organic, so we headed for the food co-op. I was really glad he was buying because the chicken that we bought was $15!! I usually stock up when the price hits 69 cents a pound from the super market, so I really experienced sticker shock.
We took that chicken home and roasted it up with some carrots and potatoes. It was delicious! It really did taste better than the chicken that I usually eat. Maybe the Michael Pollan types are on to something. But I ain't gonna pay $15 for a chicken, unless it comes with a complimentary bar of good chocolate. So check this out...QFC has this exact Ranger Free Range Chicken on sale for $1.59 a pound this week. My calculations indicate that this chicken would be around $5 to $6. Quite a savings, don't you agree?
Speaking of QFC, here are the deals that I'm looking at this week:
New crop Fuji's - $1/lb
Haas avocados - $1/each
Broc/Cauli - $1/lb
Tomatoes on the vine - $1/lb
QFC butter - 2/$5
Ranger Free Ranger chicken (whole) - $1.59/lb
Tillamook cheese - $3.99/lb
Millstone coffee - $6.99/12 oz bag - $2 coupon =$4.99 (RP/10/23)
I figure that this basket of groceries will be about $30, unless I buy extra chicken for the freezer. I did hit up Costco for bananas and butter lettuce this weekend. I also have Dave's Killer Bread and Dianna's beautiful home grown chicken eggs, so I am set.
I am curious as to what your grocery basket looks like, so leave a comment. Although -- I tried to comment on a comment on MY OWN blog and it would not let me. Go figure.