Wednesday, November 28, 2012

QFC Grocery Basket 11/28


Yep, it's true!!  The Full Beaver Moon is tonight.  The MoneyPenny Research Department did some digging to see what is going on with this moon.  This moon is an apogee full moon which means that it is at its most distant from the earth, being 252,522 miles out there.  Since it is so far away it will look like our smallest and dullest moon.  It is sometimes called The Full Frosty Moon.

Here is the official version of why this moon is called The Full Beaver Moon:

The U.S. Naval Observatory’s Geoff Chester offers the reasoning behind the name: “[The] name comes from Native American skylore reminding trappers to set their final traps for the season before the beaver ponds freeze up for the winter,” Chester writes.

Huh.  Not very friendly, is it??  Miss MoneyPenny thinks that it is obvious what is going on here.  The beavers are getting on their bikes and heading for Florida to their winter digs.  Who wants to deal with frozen beaver ponds and cold hearted trappers, anyway??  That's a no brainer.

Enough fun.  We gotta go shopping.  I look at these sales prices and just cringe.  Grocery prices just keep going up and it scares me.  I've been doing a lot more grocery shopping at Costco these days but you really have to be on your toes there.  One mistake can wipe out your savings, easily.  Here are what I consider to be the deals this week at QFC:

Orowheat Bread - $2.50/loaf
C&H Brown/Powdered Sugar - $2.99/2lb (coupon for $ .50 off RP/11/4)
Gold Medal Flour - $2.50/5lb
Tully's Coffee - $5.99/12oz or 12ct
Hunt's Tomatoes - $1/can
Darigold Butter - $2.50/lb
International Delight - $2.79/32oz (coupon for $1 off 2 S/11/11)
Boneless Top Round Roast - $4.49/lb
Fresh Wild Dover Sole - $5.99/lb
Nature Sweet Cherry Tomatoes - BOGO/10.5oz
Eggplant - BOGO
Fuji Apples - $ .99/lb
Bartlett Pears - $ .99/lb
Medium Hass Avocados - $ .99/ea
Purina Dog Food - $10.99/16-18lb bag (coupon for $1 off S/11/18)

This list is not very exciting but there are a couple of possibilities here.  One is to pair the eggplant and tomatoes with zucchini, onions and a red pepper and make ratatouille.  I love that stuff and it goes on everything, including toast.  And since we are talking toast, I make my own bread and I am totally out of flour, so will be picking up both white and whole wheat Gold Medal flour.  I'm going to buy at least three pounds of Fuji apples in case they need to become applesauce.  I hate to bite into a mushy apple but love applesauce, especially on my yogurt.

This is a picture that I snapped yesterday morning in the sun at 28 degrees.  These white headed frozen sedums (Autumn Joy) show that there is beauty in the garden almost all year.


  1. So once they are settled in Fla., do they lay their eggs?

  2. Do beavers lay eggs?? I thought that they gave live birth to baby beavers.