I enjoyed the Monday off ... worked out in the morning and then did a Costco stop and then came home, put away the food, cooked the chicken, chopped up 4 heads of lettuce, toasted some croutons and said I was D O N E for the day.
Off I went to Pinterest. Lovely way to spend a perfectly good day, don't you think? Uggg. Time Sucker.
Fortunately, I did eat most of the shrimp and finished it Tuesday ... just a simple shrimp cocktail with cocktail sauce and a squeeze of fresh lemon. That was lunch at 2pm. Dinner ended up being Chicken Caesar Salad ... which Princess was home and I had to remind her that her father might like some of that when he got home from the gym ... doh.
Do you want to know what I picked up at Costco? I KNOW YOU DO! :-) I love Costco ... but it's no longer the $200 store ... prices are really starting to creep up there even and it pains me to see that ... because I know it means the regular grocery store prices are creeping up too ...
2 pkgs of boneless thick cut pork chops $16.10 less $3 and $16.38 less $3
80 pack of Donut House coffee $37.99 (the Kirkland brand was MIA ... associate told me they were sold out...of course, 100 cups AND about $10 cheaper and it taste just like the Newman coffee)
2 x 3 dozen xlarge eggs $4.69 each (30 cents cheaper than last time I purchased)
6 pk romaine lettuce $4.29
2 twin pks of ultra thin hillshire farm turkey (lunch meat) $8.39 each less $2 each
3 pk deodorant (Secret Clinical) $14.99 less $4
6 lbs Protein Powder (Musclemilk) $48.99 (for Hubby, NOT me)
24 pk Protein Shakes (Musclemilk) $29.79 less $6 (again, for Hubby)
8 pk toothbrush $13.99 less $4
2 Krill Oil $19.99 less $5 each (by the way, this is the BEST place to buy the stuff)
8 pack of Kirkland tuna $14.99 (not that long ago, these were $8.99, CHEAP ... now they are the same price as the other, name brand stuff. I still buy it because it's the best tuna I've found)
92 pk Tampax $13.99 less $3
Always Pads $11.99 less $2.50
4 pk (lbs) butter $7.79 (oh joy, the price went down!)
LARGE bottle olive oil $11.99
1 gallon 2% milk $3.19
Boneless spiral ham $21.24 ... $2.89/lb, this was a request from Hubby as he really enjoyed the stuff at Christmas
2 pkgs of black forest ham (lunch meat) $7.22 and $7.54
2 pkgs of cooked bacon $11.99 each
large bottle of black pepper (coarse ground) $5.39
large tub cottage cheese $4.59
Grand total? $345.86. $150 more than I wanted to spend ... so let's evaluate where I went over:
$48.99 protein powder
$29.79 less $6 for protein shakes
$10 more for the coffee (since the MIA)
$26 total for spontaneous purchase of chops as that was a good price
Ah, theres about $110 right there. Only thing is, even though I'm against the protein stuff, they have the best deal, although I should look on amazon ... coffee was the primary reason I went and the chops were something that I could easily put in the freezer for later date (they already are) ... regardless, I still LOVE Costco!
How about you ... love, hate or don't care about Costco?