Wednesday, March 25, 2015

QFC Grocery Basket 3/25

When Miss MoneyPenny finally goes bankrupt and is drug off to debtor's prison it will be because of this old girl.  Remember how Miss MoneyPenny told you that the wild card in your budget is either your health or your pets??  I've been proving it to you for the last three years.

Two years ago I spent a tenth of my income on her vet bills and got pretty close last year, but what are you gonna do??  Pici is still a wonderful little girl as long as she gets her meds and an occasional steroid shot which isn't bad for a 15 year old schnauzer.  Yesterday morning I set her on the floor and she took off after the cat.  What could be better than that??

I've been doing a lot of planting in my veggie gardens.  We have had such a warm winter and spring that it is perfect for getting in the cool weather crops that love to bolt in the heat we have been having for the last few summers.  I remember, back in the day, when I grew lettuce all summer long.  So far I've got my lettuce, carrots, radishes (already coming up) and parsley in.  The beets are next for my pickled beets.

I noticed that the purple clematis hasn't shown its face yet.  Maybe I finally killed it, or I should say Poppy, the Boston Terror, when she was fence fighting the neighbor's pit bull.  Anyway I had a pack of sweet peas so I decided that they would look great on that trellis and smell wonderful along with the climbing Lucia rose and the lilac.

I haven't planted sweet peas since I lived in Portland.  We lived in a duplex that had a six foot fenced in small yard and patio.  I promptly dug up the little yard and planted it in veggies.  I cleaned up the sweet smelling old rose along the fence and planted sweet peas.  It smelled like heaven.  On hot summer nights I would get home from waiting tables and discover my favorite ex husband and his buddies sitting out there drinking beer and smoking dope.  They called it the arboretum.

Okay - let's look at the ad for this week.  Remember when we wrung our hands and gnashed our teeth at paying $16.99 a pound for fresh halibut last year??  Well, that was nothing!!  Get ready to pay $19.99 if you can't live without it this year.  Man, I never knew how lucky I was to have a husband who loved to fish.  Of course, there was the expense of the boat and all that beer.

Also, QFC is running their Buy 10/Save/$5 promo again so if there are any canned or packaged goods that you need check it out.

Here are my suggestions for this week:

Best Foods Mayonnaise - $2.99/30oz
Kroger Frozen Vegetables - $1/ea
QFC Large Eggs - $1.79/doz
Starbucks Coffee - $6.99/12oz
QFC Milk - $ .99/1;2gal
Boneless Chuck Roast - $3.99/lb
Fresh Wild Dover Sole - $6.99/lb
Fresh Wild Halibut - $19.99/lb
Pears - $ .99/lb
Driscoll's Strawberries - $2.50/lb
Fugi, Gala, Braeburn Apples - $ .99/lb
Large Navel Oranges - $ .99/lb
Tomatoes on the Vine - $1.99/lb
Colored Bell Peppers - $1.25/ea
English Cucumbers - $1.25/ea

Buy 10/Save $5 items:

Land O'Lakes Butter - $1.99/lb
Marie Callender/s Pot Pies - $1.78/ea
Del Monte Tomatoes - $ .69/ea
Barilla Pasta - $ 69/ea

The above picture is what I get up to every morning and sometimes, it is worse.  Poppy, the Boston Terror, drags everything out every night including her toys, cat bed, dog blanket, and always the couch blanket.  She usually ends the evening with herself all wrapped up in the couch blanket.  The KnowItAlls have a huge dog toy box and when she stays there she drags everyone of them out.  They left it one time so I could appreciate the mess when I picked her up.

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