Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Grocery Basket 1/25

Miss MoneyPenny is pretty certain that this is the earliest that she has gotten her butt in gear and got the grocery deals out.  QFC is running a pretty good sale this week along with the Buy 10/get $5 off deal.  Good time to think about the food bank.  Last week the guy from Seattle was buying the groceries at QFC so I stuck six cans of tuna in the cart for the food bank.  He's pretty easy going.

Here is what I'm looking at:

Tillamook cheddar - $5.99/2 lbs
Wild Alaska True Cod - $6.99/lb
Broccoli/cauliflower - .78/lb
Strawberries - $2/16 oz
Asparagus - $2.49/lb
California Navel oranges - 44.99/8 lb bag
English cucumbers - $1.50/ea

I'm not sure where strawberries are growing this time of year, but I'm hoping for California.  It is a concern with produce from out of the country because they can legally use the American made chemicals that our growers are not supposed to use on our food.  Why should they be able to use it on anybody's food, even if we don't like them?  Why produce it in the first place?  Calm down, Miss MoneyPenny!!

Food prices are going to continue to rise and you will really notice it with meat.  I would stay away from the Buy one/get one free deals on meat and poultry.  It looks to me like they jack up the price per pound when they run this one.  We've pretty much just been buying local organic meat and not very much of it.  Guess what?  It tastes much better and is so tender.  Something to think about.

Food waste update:

Half can of Mexican Duck Sauce - .50  (I found this in the dark reaches of the fridge covered in a protective coating of mold.)

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