Wednesday, March 5, 2014

QFC Grocery Basket 3/5

Check out my pretty bouquet!!  Instead of buying my Territorial seeds from the local garden center this year I decided to order direct for better selection.  I placed my on-line order on Thursday and received my little Christmas package on Monday - which is pretty fast.  The shipping and handling was $7.50 which seems a little high but the service was great and the shipping bag is biodegradable.  Says so right on the bag.

I've been cleaning out my strawberry patch this week.  Last fall I mulched the whole thing with the small leaves from my Red Maple.  Nothing fancy.  I just dumped them on and called it good.  I was worried about whether my berry plants would survive the brutal cold that we have had this winter but the leaf blanket worked like a charm.  I didn't lose one plant and there are several more shooting up all over the place.  Once I've got the patch cleaned up I'm going to spread a mixture of my compost and steer manure.  That should do it.

Next month the CutiePies will be welcoming their first child, Cooper.  Look at what his grannies did to his room.  Just beautiful!!  This will be one well-loved little boy and that includes Miss MoneyPenny.

Okay - let's take a look at the ad this week.  Not bad.  QFC is having a three day sale within their normal sale and I will be stocking up on bark and soil at 4 for $10.

Here are the highlights:

Franz Bread - $2.50/loaf
Spice Island Spices - 33% off
Gevalia Coffee - $5.99/12oz
Starbucks Coffee - $6.99/12oz
Starkist Chunk Light Tuna - $1/ea
Fage Greek Yogurt - $1/7oz
C&W or Birdseye Frozen Veggies - 3 for $5/ea
Boneless Chuck Roast - BOGO
Fresh Dover Sole Fillets - $6.99/lb
Barilla Pasta - $1/ea
Broccoli or Cauliflower - $ .99/lb
Grape Tomatoes - $3/10oz pack
Jumbo Artichokes - $2.50/ea
Large Lemons - $ .88/ea
Whole Pineapples - $2.99/ea

3 Day Sale - Friday thru Sunday:

Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese - $4.99/2lb
Tomatoes on the Vine - $1.48/lb
Bark or Soil - $2.50/ea 1-2 cu fit

When my sister, Miss SmartyPants, was pregnant with her first child, Jessie Lee aka Miss SarcasticPants, she had a crazy craving for artichokes.  We ate tons of them.  We just trimmed them up and boiled them upside down until they were done.  When they were cool we ripped off the leaves (?) and dipped them in lemon mayonnaise.  Mush tastier than lemon butter, in my opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Miss Smarty PantsMarch 5, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Crazy craving for artichokes! I remember one time you had to wait for me to finish my artichokes before we could go to Coos Bay for our weekly fresh fish/shopping trip. YUM!!