Now, that's what we're talking about. We finally get to write about summer fruit - without mentioning the rain. We can focus on the BBQ and the patio umbrella, and put away the rain umbrella. Summer - or maybe it's just spring - has arrived.
Here's what we like:
Raley's has boneless, skinless chicken breasts and thighs for $1.99lb; BOGO baby back ribs and Jennie-O ground turkey or Italian sausage for $3.99 a package.
Red cherries are $2.97lb; hot house tomatoes are 97-cents a pound; 2lbs of strawberries are $3.77 and corn on the cob is 5/$2. Baby Bella or white mushrooms are 2 packs for $3.
General Mills products (cereal, fruit snacks and cereal bars) are 2/$5. If you buy six, you get a free movie voucher. Coupons worth clippin' include a case of Aquafina water for $2.99; Gatorade for 78-cents; Marie Callenders dinners for $1.89 and 12-packs of 7-UP or A&W for $2.99.
Dreyer's Fruit Bars are 2/$6 and Skinny Cow ice cream treats are $3.99. Kozy Shack pudding is 2/$5.
If you haven't tried Calidad tortilla chips, you must. They are a bargain at $1.49 a bag.Ronzoni pasta is $1 and a giant jug of Minute Maid OJ is $3.99.
In the bakery, apple pie is $3.99 and croissants are buy 2, get 1 free.
Safeway's got that Mix & Match thing going again. Save 50 cents when you buy 8 or more products. This week's favorites include: Prego pasta sauce for $1.39; 7-UP and Pepsi for 79-cents; DelMonte diced tomatoes for 79 cents and a case of Arrowhead water for $3.49.
Summer produce has arrived with seedless grapes at 79-cents a pound; BOGO mangos and cartons of berries and personal-sized watermelon for $2.99.
The weekly, 4-day sale includes Lucky Charms for $1.88 a box; BOGO Buddig lunchmeat and fresh strawberry pie for $5.
Fresh Alaskan salmon is $7.99lb; Farmer John Bacon is BOGO and Saag's smoked sausage is $3.99.
Safeway apple juice is $1.99; Rosarita refries are $1 a can; and Hummus is BOGO in the deli. The Friday Only $5 specials include a pound of sliced turkey or Black Forest ham; Tide detergent and a 24-pack of Pepsi.
Save Mart has a 3-day weekend sale that has red seedless grapes for 77-cents a pound; beef backribs for $1.29lb; Ragu pasta sauce 4/$5 and Rice A Roni for 88 cents.
Fresh, whole Foster Farms chickens are 99-cents a pound; London broil is $2.49lb and ground turkey or turkey patties are BOGO.
In produce, Roma tomatoes are 47-cents a pound; peaches and nectarines are $1.97lb fresh green beans are $1.47lb and berries are 2/$5.
Minute Maid OJ is 2/$5; Sunny Select jugs of soda are 4/$5; apple juice is $1.79 and Martinelli's sparkling cider is $1.88 - time to stock up.
Chicken of the Sea solid white tuna is $1 a can; Sunnyside Farms bread is $1.59 a loaf and Barilla Pasta is $1 a box here, too. Quaker Quakes are 5/$5 (but you must buy 5); Newman's Own Dressing is $3 a bottle and Peet's coffee is $8.99. If you're clippin', Oscar Mayer bologna is $2.49; Farmer John ham steaks are $1.29 and Johnsonville chicken sausage is $2.49