Wednesday, September 10, 2014
QFC Grocery Basket 9/10
I'm waiting for my sister, Miss SmartyPants, to show me up with pictures of her dahlias. She is the dahlia growing queen and people actually come by her office just to look at them. I'm just so-so at it but you got to admit that this one is a real beauty and way too heavy for her stem.
You can tell that the seasons are changing when Miss MoneyPenny drags out her crock pots. On Sunday I had dueling crock pots - one with apples and the other with a chicken carcass. Miss Tammie waits on the Thursday Ladies Who Lunch and she brought me a big bag of apples from her trees and I made applesauce. I always make it in the crock pot and then run it through the food mill.
I ended up with a quart for Miss Tammie and her boys and four half pints for the freezer.
Look at that rich broth!! I let it go all day and night and it turned into liquid gold.
I used one of these quarts for a big pot of soup and froze the other two for later. I bought the chicken so why not use every bit of it. The QFC ad has Simple Truth Chicken Broth on sale this week for $2.50 a quart. It looks like I saved $7.50 from something that most of us just throw in the trash.
Okay - let's look at the ad for this week. I talked to the world's best fish lady the other day when I was buying the King salmon that was on sale and she said that the season is almost over for fresh and wild salmon, so take advantage of it. Another sign of the changing seasons is that the hard squashes are showing up in the ad so look for Acorn, Butternut, etc.
Here are my suggestions for this week:
Seattle's Best Coffee - $4.99/12oz
Simple Truth Organic Beans $1/15oz can
Valley Fresh White Chicken - $1/5oz can (good to have in pantry)
QFC Large Eggs - 3 for $5
Fresh Wild King Salmon - $16.99/lb
Simple Truth Organic Ground Beef - $6.99/lb
Fresh NW Shrimp Meat - $3.99/lb
Barilla Pasta - $1/12-16oz
Bartlett or Red Pears - $1.49/lb
Eggplant - $1.50
Hard Squash - $ .79/lb
New Crop Gala Apples - $ .99/lb
NW Yellow Peaches or Nectarines - $1.49/lb
Tomatoes on the Vine - $1.99/lb
Red, Green, Black Seedless Grapes - $1.99/lb
I noticed that Poppy, the Boston Terror, was sleeping in the cat bed which is way too small for her.
And this was the reason why. The cat was on her special blanket so turnabout is fair play. Look at that cat looking all fat and innocent.