Kirkland Signature Ultra Plush Microfiber Towel
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John

I am healthy and still have a job.

Kirkland Signature Ultra Plush Microfiber towels (#713160) are for auto detailing. I bought them 7 years ago in June 2013. And they set in the garage for seven years. I didn’t like the towels.

Seven years later, earlier this month, while I was fixing my house from water damage, I saw the professional guys cleaning and dusting my house with these towels. They praised its superior performance on picking up dust. “Hey! I have those towels, too”, I said.

So, I started to use the towels around the house for dusting & cleaning. They work like magic. The towel will pick up a lot of dust and not let go. I would then walk outside and shake off the dust. Sometimes I wet the towel to wipe down the kitchen counter. And I would toss them in the washer.

These towels are Costco’s staple item (#713160), you see these towels in your warehouse and online. If you already have some in your garage, try using it around the house. My kitchen, right now, is immaculate.

The only place I don’t use these towels is in my car. For car wash, I use better towels.

Left, June 16, 2013. Right, April 28, 2020.

Quick one-handed demonstration. Not a very good demo, but you get the idea.

Costco Shopping – February 14, 2020
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John

10th Costco Shopping in 2020 – $40.69 today / $654.91 this year
Member Only Savings – $5 today / $130 this year

Happy Valentine’s Day. I went for a quick Costco shopping after work. Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is when we see St. Patrick’s Day items at Costco. The most popular St. Patrick’s product at Costco is Bill Bailey’s Irish Brand Corned Beef Brisket. I found the briskets today… but there was a twist.

Costco now sells fully cooked corned beef briskets and the ready-to-cook version we are familiar with. Fully cooked briskets are $5.59 per pound, whereas ready-to-cook briskets are $3.99 per pound.

But… pre-cooked brisket? Do you really want to microwave your special meal? St. Patrick’s Day dinner has to be more than just nuking a packaged meat for 10 minutes and turning it over once. We only have a handful of special days where cooking is part of the tradition. It’s sad to think that St. Patrick’s Day is becoming the day we microwave our dinner. I am already taking a shortcut because I don’t season the brisket myself. Perhaps, in the future, I will succumb to the concept of pre-cooked holiday meals. Perhaps I will celebrate the change of the season by opening up my microwave oven. Maybe, in the future, we will all have multiple microwave ovens in our kitchens so we can prepare meals for special family gatherings. That sounds grim and dystopian.

This Saint Patrick’s day (2020) I will proudly slow cook my corned beef brisket for ten hours. I will pay respect to Irish history and tradition as I put my body into a ritual.

Bill Baily Corned Beef Brisket, Ready to cook. Costco
Bill Bailey's Fully Cooked Corned Beef Brisket, Costco
Kirkland Signature Atlantic Salmon
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John

9th Costco Shopping in 2020 – $153.38 today / $614.22 this year
Member Only Savings – $35 today / $125 this year

Kirkland Signature’s Atlantic Salmon (#46340) is a handy food item that I wish to keep in my freezer all the time. A 3-pound bag is currently on sale for $5 off (Feb 2020). They are individually wrapped and frozen to accommodate people like me who don’t live next door to a fish market. For the next several months, I will have salmon whenever I want. I always buy them when they are on sale. One bag has 7 portions of salmon. So one piece of salmon is $3.12. Now, steam up some vegetables, and you have a good meal. It’s Kirkland Signature quality, money-saving, healthy, and you can avoid going to the restaurant.

FYI: I HATE restaurants, mainly because they give me bad tables. I will eat out more often if they stop sitting me by the toilets. Don’t get me started.

They recommend us to thaw frozen salmon by unwrapping it first and place it in the refrigerator for 8-10 hours. But I often put it in cold water while it’s still in the wrapper for a quick thaw. Personally, I cannot tell the difference in how I thaw it.

Below is cooking instruction from the package.

Bake: Heat oven to 400 F. Place in a well-oiled baking dish. Bake portions for 10 to 12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145 F.

Grill: Heat grill to medium-high. Place on a well-oiled grill and cook for approximately 5 to 7 minutes, turning once, or until internal temperature reaches 145 F.

Microwave: Remove thawed salmon from packaging. Place in a microwave-safe dish that has been lightly coated with oil or cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap and peel back one corner to allow steam to escape. Microwave at high power 4 to 5 minutes, turning once. Make sure the internal temperature reaches 145 F. Remove from microwave and let sit for 3 to 4 minutes before serving.

Kirkland Signature Atlantic Salmon, Costco
Costco Shopping – February 4, 2020
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John

7th Costco Shopping in 2020 – $9.83 today / $344.88 this year

My favorite colleague came to work really late today. I figured she was not having a good day. So I made a Costco run and got an Acai Bowl for her. This made her feel better.

I worked 11 hours today. So, I treated myself to a Caesar Salad. Costco’s Caesar salad is a guaranteed good meal. The trick is to eat the least amount of dressing possible or completely avoid the dressing. The chicken seemed to contain a lot of salt. And I don’t see anything good about croutons.

iPhone picture. Not good.
San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee
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I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
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Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace

I received two types of coffee to review:

  1. Fog Chaser
  2. French Roast

We brought the two flavors up to the mountains, 90 minutes from Seattle last week and had multiple trials with friends and family. We all favored San Francisco Bay’s gourmet coffee, Fog Chaser.

Opening the package, you get a sweet aroma. Tasting our first cup was silky smooth sipping. Found it well balanced and medium bodied. Notes reminded me of sipping hot chocolate. I think it is our new favorite. I had more cups than I usually have, it was that good.

My family actually prefers San Francisco Bay as buyers already so I was happy we were presented the opportunity to receive samples from a representative. We compared it to the blend we already previously purchased from Costco “organic rainforest blend”. It is very close.

Smooth Sipping in the Cascade Mountains
Cheez-It Snap’d at Costco
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John

My coworker introduced me to ‘Cheez-It Snap’d’. She bought it at Costco. So I took a few. Then I took a handful and took another handful. Before I knew it, I was driving to Costco for my lunchtime. They are very good. It’s cheesy and I taste a hint of tangy flavor.

Their TV commercial doesn’t do justice. I don’t like the commercial, to be honest.

MED Massager
Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace

My husband came with me to Costco on a weekend a few weeks ago, when he does, we usually end up buying higher end things he likes. The guys were there demoing it. I sat down, he sat down and I was like yeah. Husband was like heck yeah. Brought it home and we’ve been using it. It is intense but does the trick if you have sore muscles and can handle a really good vibrating style massage. We like to rub our salves in, do a heat treatment and then put a T-towel on and use this. He fell asleep to this last time 😉