English Laundry Men’s Twill 5 Pocket Pant

Quick. I have to tell you this before the sale ends on May 2, 2022. ($5 off)


These pants may be one of the best pants I have seen. They fit modern style in slim straight. They are a little stretchy (I like). They come in gray, brown, and green. I bought 3 pairs of each color.

Important: Costco may bring back these pants in the future. The next batch may have the same product number, same name, and the same description. BUT.. the pants may be different. They may use different materials, or they may use a different manufacturer. That’s why you often hear people saying “They are not what they used to be”

So, I can only review these pants for April 2022. And they are fantastic.

Gourmia Air Fryer – GAF798

Air fry, bake, & dehydrate

I spent 2 weeks with a Gourmia Air Fryer, GAF798 (Costco item #5232432). I focused on frying fish and chips. But it does more than frying. It can bake and dehydrate as well. 2 weeks was not enough time to learn about a new kitchen appliance. I shall spend more time with it. So far, this opened a door to a new world. I didn’t know there were so many frozen fish, fries, and such… that I can fry on my own.

I will definitely use this air fryer often for onion rings, fish, and fries. My only problem is that I need to reframe myself from using it too often.

Gourmia’s air fryers are available at Costco. They are currently on sale for $39.95 in-store until April 10, 2022. The online price is $49.99 (shipping & handling included), also through April 10. Costco’s regular price is still the best you can find.

Below is a quick video – from unboxing to trying out some recipes. I ate a lot.

Key features of Gourmia’s 7-quart digital air fryer are:

  • Pre-set 10 One-Touch Cooking Functions
  • Guided Cooking Prompts with optional Preheat and Turn Food reminders
  • FryForce 360° Technology
  • 90°F to 400°F temperature range, up to 24 hours with auto shut-off
  • Air frying uses up to 80% less fat than deep frying – so enjoy those French fries!
  • Includes dishwasher safe basket, crisper tray, and multi-purpose rack, for easy clean up
  • Digital Dual Time/Temperature Control
  • Cord Management System
Gourmia 7qt Digital Air Fryers on Sale

One of the items on this month’s Costco savings book is Gourmia‘s 7qt Digital Air Fryer (Model GAF798, Costco item #5232432)

Some of my friends enjoy air fryers. They make steaks, onion rings, and more. A few people told me to try it. Gourmia’s air fryer is only $39.99** this month at Costco (compared to $80 at Walmart).I think it’s a pretty good deal. Costco is selling them, so they must be of good quality.

I saw some videos on air fryers, and I am interested.

Maybe I will…

** $39.99 in-store. $49.99 online (shipping & handling included for online purchase).

Gourmia 7qt Digital Air Fryers on Sale at Costco. March 2022
How I make Snapdragon’s Vietnamese Pho

This is how I make Snapdragon’s Vietnamese Pho. Costco item #1529692

I have absolutely no idea how the real deal Vietnamese folks eat pho. This is how I eat it.

First of all, I don’t eat off the plastic bowl like a savage. I use a nice bowl I bought from Costco 10+ years ago. I add some garlic and onion. And I use hoisin and sriracha sauces for extra yum.

This stuff is so bad for you, but they are so good. I don’t eat like this all the time.

Making Costco Hotdog at Home

It’s Sunday night (Monday morning) 1:30 AM. Since the pandemic, I have always stayed up super late on Sunday night. If I stay awake, it’s still the weekend. I shall go to bed around 3:30 AM. I have 2 more hours to enjoy.

For my weekend fun, I put together a quick video of me making a Costco hotdog at home this weekend. I am not a YouTuber, and I don’t plan to be one. I had some free time this weekend, so I took videos instead of taking photos. Also, I wanted to learn a video editing program for fun.

It was another glorious weekend. Good times.

Vacuum, freeze, and enjoy~!!

FYI: I thaw the buns and the dog before cooking. I did not put the frozen buns in the microwave oven. Everything else is self-explanatory.