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…Amazing how quickly time goes by. I swear it was just Thursday and from there we rocketed to Monday, ummm…What happened to Friday, Saturday and Sunday? I mean, I know what I did for the most part but it really just went by so fast! Which bring me to a few sales that piqued my interest this week, more-so for nostalgia reasons than any but now you have to listen to it… Or skip ahead if you’re just interested in the sales! As I was walking the isles I passed by the HTH Chlorine pucks and, while I do not have a pool or any other foreseeable reason to purchase these I noticed the smell and was immediately transported back to Swimming lessons at the YMCA near the Scarborough town center. I can’t quite remember how many years I went for swimming lessons there, but It was quite a few, and that smell of chlorine really brings me to that time. Being dropped off by my Mom, getting changed in the locker room and walking out into the pool area and that smell just hits you. Funny how smells can do that. ( www.thoughtco.com/olfactory-system-4066176 if you want to know more on how that system works) Also brings me to the Drumsticks (ice cream cones, not the musical implements of awesome!) and Freezies that were on sale. While I probably wouldn’t buy a case of either (I have no room for that much of something I wouldn’t use very often, delicious as they may be 1 freezie a month doesn’t justify a case of 70.) but couldn’t help being filled with memories of being in that same time of my life. Living on Verne Cres. in Scarborough, going to the Beckers on the corner with some of the other kids on the block for freezies in the summer, running around the block like we owned it, playing man-hunt, wrestling on our lawns, chasing down the ice cream man, making up scary stories about the bloody Mary ghost that lives in the mirror (anyone remember that???) backyard B.B.Q.s, sleepovers that always seemed to end with histarical laughter for some reason… I’m guessing kids and sugar late at night don’t mix well. But again, I’m just always blown away by the vivid memories that can be triggered by a smell, just amazing!
So, Grills. I need a new one, so I took a few pics here at Costco. Trying to figure out a balance between a grill big enough to cook for 4 or possibly 6 (on rare occasions) and saving space in a small downtown backyard. Obviously I love the idea of a large grill, who doesn’t?! But there is an appeal to a nice, small grilling space…Enter the Master Chef Elite 2 burner grill. less room for things to go wrong- yup. less things to break down- well yup. less propane used- obviously, yup. Grill 2 steaks, some chicken and/or a plank with salmon and veggies- nope! There-in lies the problem. I don’t know if that space is needed all the time, technically you should always rest your meat for 5 minutes (at least) to allow the juices to redistribute and you could grill your veggies in that time. I just don’t know… Cooking space vs. extra back yard room? Our old grill didn’t take up that much room, but we only used the 3rd burner when we had company. Does that make it worth it? Ugh…Choices!
Last week (due to some keen eyes from a member) I managed to mix up Kirkland Mayo and Hellmans Mayo in my photo. Evidently someone had placed a Kirkland mayo jar on the display and I just obliviously took a photo of it (hey, similar colors/size…I’m no expert, nor do I use my eyes when I take pictures evidently) and edited it together and posted it. This week however, I managed to get it right! However I missed 2 things. Budweiser Prohibition brew is on sale (I somehow didn’t take a picture of the product) as was cashmere toilet paper (sold out, display empty – No cashmere for you!) So there you go… I can make mistakes too. Thankfully I have lots of toilet paper at home, so no mistakes in that area… Always look at the roll beforehand, no excuses!!!
Oh, some exciting news! In the coming weeks my work schedule will be changing slightly. I will have Mondays off meaning I will be able to get to Costco way earlier (though fight the monday morning crowds) and get this post up WAY earlier. I hope that makes things easier for everyone, I know that (as witnessed now) somedays I don’t get out of work till later on, don’t get home from Costco until after 8, need to make dinner and catch up, then get loading pictures, editing them and writing… hopefully this way I can get this done much earlier for you all!
Ok, Good night! Thank you all for putting up with my ranting, and most of all thanks for reading and for your support!
The price at your local Costco takes precedent over the prices listed on this blog.
Costco liquidation/Manager’s Special items (ending in .97) vary from store to store.
An asterisk (*) on the price tag means the item is not being re-ordered.
If there is something you really want, ***double check the expiry date*** as some Costco sales items do end mid-week.
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