Wednesday, May 22, 2013

QFC Grocery Basket 5/22

I saw this little lady at the feeders this morning and didn't have a clue who she might be.  According to my guide, this is a female Black-Headed Grosbeak and this picture doesn't really do her justice because she is a looker.  Not like her old man, of course, but better looking than most female birds.  The guide says that they migrate up from Mexico in May, and here she is.  I look forward to seeing more of her and the rest of her tribe.

Are you ready for the long holiday weekend??  Snuck up on me this year but I welcome it - the first weekend of our summer season and high gas prices.  I noticed that they are over $4 a gallon when I was in town today.  That is just not nice.  Raise the price of gas just when it is time to go on vacation.  Very mean spirited.

Anyway, QFC has a decent ad this week, with lots of things for grilling.  Miss MaggieMay commented on the lack of "real" food in the ads when we were on a walk today.  Now you know that Miss MoneyPenny agrees and really hates that and has made it her mission to help you find "real" food at a good price every week.  Here are my suggestions for this week:

Coffee-Mate - $3/32oz
Starbucks Coffee - $6.99/12oz
Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt - $1/5.3oz
QFC Sour Cream - $1/16oz
Draper Valley Split Chicken Breasts - $1.47/lb
Fresh NW Cooked Shrimp Meat - $3.99/lb
USDA Ribeye Steaks - $5.99/lb
Fresh Dover Sole - $5.99/lb
Driscoll's Strawberries - $6.99/4lb (time for jam)
Organic Fuji Apples - $1.99/lb
Red Tomatoes on the Vine - $1.49/lb
Vidalia Sweet Onions - $1/lb
Green Beans - $1.99/lb

If you are grilling this weekend, the split chicken breasts are the best deal at $1.47 a pound.  My surefire way of grilling chicken is a little unorthodox but always turns out good chicken that is not burned on the outside but bloody in the middle.  I marinate it and then bake it halfway done, then throw it on the grill and start basting.  Perfect every time, and this is a biggie - no food poisoning!!

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