Wednesday, April 30, 2014

QFC Grocery Basket 4/30

Finally!!  Cooper was born Monday morning at 5:25 coming in at 9.5 pounds.  Probably just bypassed all of his newborn clothes but we don't care because he is so beautiful!!  I can't wait to get my hands on him.  Congrats to the CutiePies for a job well done.

Can you believe this crazy weather??  Looks like we are gonna get close to the 80s for a couple of days before turning back to our normal spring weather which is cool with a mixture of bright sunshine and black skies with hail.  Oh, yeah...and throw in some wind while we are at it.

I'm resisting planting my deck pots because they are out there in the open and will surely sulk or die once this freakish warm weather passes.  I usually wait until at least the 15th of May before I perform that risky business because it is pretty cool up here on the Peninsula until then...and even beyond.

Okay, on to the ad.  May 5th which is next Monday is Cinco de Mayo.  That came up quick.  Anyway if you are having a party you can find deals on cheese and avocados which as far as I'm concerned are the most important part of Mexican food, along with sour cream.  QFC is also having a four day sale running Thursday through Sunday with some good deals.  I hate these sales within a sale thing.  Just put it on sale, for crying out loud, or not.

These are my suggestions for this week:

Dave's Killer Bread - $3.99/loaf
Mission Flour Tortillas - $1.50/10ct
Pace Picante Sauce or Salsa - $2.50/16oz
Boneless London Broil Steak - $4.99/lb
Draper Valley Whole Chicken - $ .99/lb
Fresh Cooked NW Shrimp Meat - $5.99/lb
Fresh Dover Sole - $5.99/lb
Fresh Wild-Caught Steelhead Fillets - $8.99/lb
Anjou Pears - $ .99/lb
Driscoll's Strawberries - $2/16oz
Greens - $2/bunch
Medium Hass Avocados - $ .99/ea
Roma Tomatoes - $ .99/lb
Sweet Vidalia Onions - $ .99/lb

4-Day Sale (Thurs - Sun)

Seattle's Best Coffee - $4.99/12oz
Kroger Cheese - $4.99/2lb loaf
Simple Truth Cage Free Eggs - $2.50/doz
Colored Bell Peppers - $ .99/ea
English Cucumbers - $ 99/ea

This morning Tina and I were talking over the fence and dreaming of all the fresh strawberries and raspberries that we both will be eating soon.  One of the fun things about gardening is talking to other gardeners and sharing seeds and starts.  I had extra seed potatoes from Mr Super Genius so I passed them over to Tina for her garden.

Last year I was worried that her first try at gardening wouldn't turn out and she would give up.  Wrong!!  Her garden was fabulous and beautiful because she started out with Magic Dirt from Short's Farm.  The two beds pictured are the only ones that I have Magic Dirt in and you can see how crazy they are.

My best gardening advice??  The soil is everything.  Last fall I covered all my beds with the small leaves from my Red Maple and you can see the result.  Not only did the leaves protect the soil and plants they also fed them over the winter.  I just mixed what was left of them into the soil when I cleaned up the beds this spring.  Somebody said the other day that I even farm the tree.  Well, yeah.

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