Monday, March 4, 2013
March - Best Month to Buy
Yippee skippee!! We are definitely on the countdown to spring and Miss MoneyPenny is ready for it, even though we have had a mild winter. A mild winter is not really a good thing because the bad bugs do not get taken out, especially the fleas. I'm just now getting a handle on the pesky devils after just about going broke buying both kinds of the major flea controllers, and switching them out every two weeks.
As you might have noticed by the above graphic, March is National Frozen Food Month. This means that we should see more coupons and store ads featuring frozen foods this month. I'm not real excited about frozen food except, of course, ice cream. I prefer to get my food fresh and freeze it myself so that I will know what is in it, although, I do buy frozen fruit at Costco. Not that I'm a conspiracy theorist or anything, but I just don't trust the big "food" guys, however organic they say they are.
Here is a list of seasonal produce that we should start seeing in the stores, with, hopefully, a good sale:
Asparagus, artichokes, broccoli, carrots, chard, citrus fruits, Haas avocados, peas, radishes, rhubarb, and spinach
QFC has a good sale this week (ending tomorrow night) on asparagus ($1.88/lb), avocados ($.88/ea), and oranges ($ .99/lb). I picked up all three and I'm having the asparagus tonight, sauteed in butter and then steamed in the pan until tender. Then I hit it with a squeeze of lemon, salt and pepper. Simple, pure and delicious food. What more could you ask for??
March is also a good month to take a look at:
I did notice last time I was at Costco that they are carrying Sluggo again. They have the best price and it will last all gardening season. I first start out by sprinkling the whole perimeter of my place with it because I have world class snails. I'm the only organic yard in my neighborhood, so they all come to my house. This little trick enables me to actually have a garden.
Carpal Tunnel Surgery Update:
I took off the bandages this morning and this is what was underneath. I really enjoyed my shower this morning but my hands really ached afterwards, so will slow it down and put them on ice and watch a Mariners spring training game after lunch. Friday the stitches come out.