Wednesday, January 22, 2014

QFC Grocery Basket 1/22

Miss MoneyPenny had to dig really hard through the ad this week for real food at a good price.  Weeks like this we have to rely on our pantry and freezer to put food on the table but that is why we put things up.  Right??  In the olden days our grandmothers put food up so that they could feed their families during the winter when fresh food was scarce.

In reality, especially here in the Pacific Northwest, fresh food is scarce during the winter but we can easily buy fresh produce at the market that has been grown somewhere else.  Now we are learning that this isn't the planet-friendly way to eat.  So - what to do!!  Put up food during the summer just like Grandma.  And let me tell you...this food is way more delicious that those January raspberries which came from who knows where and have God only knows what sprayed on them.

So this is what I came up with this week in the ad:

Lean Ground Beef - $2.49/lb
USDA Choice Boneless Chuck Roast - BOGO
Hormel Spiral Slice Ham - $1.88/b
Tully's Coffee - $6.99/lb
Dannon Greek Yogurt - $1/5.3oz
Simple Truth Cage Free Eggs - $2.50/doz
Large Navel Oranges - $ .68/lb
Colored Bell Peppers - $1.50/ea
English Cucumbers - $1.50/ea
Tomatoes on the Vine - $1.99/lb
Large Hass Avocados - $1.99/ea
Organic Fuji Apples - $1.99/lb
Organic Bunch Beets/Carrots - $2.50/bunch

I didn't put up as much food as I wanted to this past summer because of my rotten hip, but I did make applesauce and pesto.  Once you make your own pesto you will never go back to store bought.  It is so easy to make your own and you don't have to use just basil.  Try kale, if you have a bumper crop, or roasted red peppers.  Use your imagination and I can guarantee that it will be delicious on your pasta.  Click here for my easy peasy basic recipe.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks again for the Pesto recipe. I especially liked clicking on the link and seeing my garden again! :-) Never thought about Kale in the pesto... Good idea!