Sometimes, no matter how well I plan, things go bad in the MoneyPenny kitchen. For example: last week QFC had eggplant, peppers and zucchini on sale and they just spoke to me of summer and ratatouille, a vegetable stew that I really like. After I finished my morning cup of coffee (more like a tankard) I started chopping and throwing veggies into the crockpot. My last veggie was the beautiful purple eggplant. I lovingly washed and dried it. Then I cut it in half and to my dismay it was rotten!!
What to do??!! I decided to add the odds and ends of leftover veggies from the refrigerator. How could that be bad?? I love vegetable stews. But in this case I was wrong because after cooking most of the day, it looked like this:
Doesn't look too bad. Tastes awful. I'm letting it cool out in the fridge for a few days to fix itself. If it doesn't, it will go for a ride out to the compost. And, yes, I will be talking to the produce manager at QFC. He will give me a refund for the eggplant but I still pretty much wasted about $7 in produce. Maybe the moral of this story is I should have waited until summer to cook ratatouille as it is a warm, summery dish.
I'm just not feeling the love for this week's QFC ad and if you want produce, forgetaboutit. Here are the highlights:
4 Day Ad - Thursday thru Sunday -
Coffee Bean Coffee - $4.99/12oz
Chobani Greek Yogurt - $ .80/6oz
QFC Milk or Orange Juice - $1/1/2 gal
Regular Ad -
Mission Flour Tortillas - $1/10ct
General Mills Cereal - 4 for $10 (free gallon of milk when you buy 4)
Rosarita Refried Beans - $1/16oz (I'm thinking Mexican this week)
QFC Sour Cream - $1/16oz
Draper Valley Whole Chickens - $ .88/lb (this is the star of the ad)
Anjou or Bosc Pears - $1.49/lb
Jazz Apples - $1.99/lb
Medium Hass Avocados - $1/ea
Fresh Cut Daffodils - $2.50/bunch
Primroses - $1/ea
I was going to buy primroses last week but they only had white. I like white but just to set off the beautiful jewel colors of the others. I'm definitely springing for the daffodils because nothing says, well, spring, like daffodils. I had to memorize and recite the poem Daffodils by William Wodsworth when I was in ninth grade and almost passed out from stage fright but I still love daffodils and don't hold it against them.