Everything Bagel Seasoning
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Olde Thompson’s Everything Bagel Seasoning – 11.5 OZ. At Costco

I knew nothing about Everything Bagel Seasoning until now. I bought it because it looked interesting. I have limited knowledge on this topic, so correct me if I’m wrong.

It’s called “Everything Bagel Seasoning” because there is a bagel called “Everything Bagel”. Somebody put all kinds of seasonings on top of the bagel and called it “Everything Bagel” and it became popular. It turned out, the seasoning worked with all kinds of food. So, the seasoning (without the bagel) became popular as well.

I don’t think Olde Thompson is the original creator of “Everything Bagel Seasoning”. There are many versions of Everything Bagel Seasonings out there. Mainly people associate Everything Bagel Seasoning with Trader Joe’s.

On the container it reads “Try on salads, avocado, toast, eggs, veggies, everything!” – so I tried it on both fried eggs and scrambled eggs. And yes, these are very good on eggs. It’s a game-changer. It gives me a totally different experience of eating eggs. I like it a lot. I will buy it again if I see it at Costco. I am not sure if I’m willing to pay the non-Costco price.

I can be wrong, but this is my educated guess: This product is likely to go “on and off” at your local Costco warehouse. You will find them if you find them. Some of you may have a hard time finding it at your local Costco locations. They are not available on the Costco website. They were available on the Costco Business website, but they have disappeared from the website.

Mine has an expiration date of 10/22 -16 months shelf life. Since it’s a dry good, I guess I can stretch it for 2 years if I don’t finish it sooner.

Talk to you later. Take care.

Costco Shopping – June 9, 2021
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John

10th Costco Shopping in 2021 – $246.63 today / $1828.31 this year

My friend was having a bad day. Death in her family was only a part of it. So, I suggested that we go for Costco shopping and I could take her anywhere she liked for dinner. She said she would like sushi. I said “OK”.

I haven’t been to Costco for over a month. I had a growing Costco shopping list. I quickly filled the shopping cart. And she picked up a cat litter, bagels, and a pair of stretchy pants.

“I’ll pay for everything, ” I said. That would make her feel better.

As we walked out, she changed her mind and told me she would like a slice of Costco pizza for dinner. I think she changed her mind because I paid for her Costco shopping. Maybe she couldn’t resist the smell of Costco pizza (?). Who knows.

At least in California, tables are back at Costco food court. So, we took off our masks and ate at the table.

I went to her house, drop off her stuff, and watched some stupid movie on TV. I don’t know what it was… the movie was stupid, but she liked it. So, that was good.

I hope everyone is having a good day. No bad day please.


Costo Shopping. June 9, 2021

I will vacuum pack and freeze hot dog buns and franks. Now I can enjoy Costco hot dog whenever I want for the next 6 months. The BBQ baby back ribs are also going in the freezer. I can thaw this whenever I want some baby back ribs, so I don’t have to go to a restaurant for it. My visitors know how much I hate restaurants. But, I will not criticize restaurants during the pandemic. I hope the business will pick up.

Reynolds aluminum foil will be on sale next month. I shall buy it again and return it with this receipt.

The coupons saved $17.50

Costco Face Mask Policy
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John

CDC relaxed mask rules considerably. You can now stop wearing the mask inside your Costco warehouse ONLY IF your state government allows. For example, in California, a mask is required.

It’s very simple: if the store says “Mask Required”, then the mask is required

Updated May 14, 2021: Visit Costco website for more information regarding Covid

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U.S. locations with no state or local mask requirements – revised policy
In Costco locations where the state or local jurisdiction does not have a mask mandate, we will allow members and guests who are fully vaccinated to enter Costco without a face mask or face shield. We will not require proof of vaccination, but we ask for members’ responsible and respectful cooperation with this revised policy. Face coverings will still be required in healthcare settings, including Pharmacy, Optical, Hearing Aid. Costco continues to recommend that all members and guests, especially those who are at higher risk, wear a mask or shield.

U.S. locations with state or local mask requirements – no policy change
In those Costco locations where the state or local jurisdiction does have a mask mandate, we will follow the state or local regulations and continue to require members and guests to wear a face mask or face shield. Children under the age of 2 are exempt. If a member or guest has a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask, they must wear a face shield.

Salmon and Pasta Dinner for One
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John

Total prep & cooking time: 15 minutes.

Ingredients used:

  • Salmon – Kirkland Signature
  • Pasta – From Costco.
  • Basil Pesto – Kirkland Signature.
  • Mixed Vegetable – Kirkland Signature
  • Seasoning (garlic pepper & seasoned pepper) – From Costco.
  • Lemon & Rosemary – From the front yard of my house.

This is one of my favorite quick dinner. It takes so little time, and the meal is fantastic.

I put the pasta in boiling water, microwave the vegetables, and fried the fish – all at the same time.

Fish and vegetables were ready when the pasta was done (about 9 minutes). So the entire cooking time was about 10 minutes. I put them on a pretty plate and enjoyed them. This was an excellent dinner.

This is yet another example of how buying food in bulk benefits single people living alone. Costco is not just for people with big families. Frozen foods and dried pasta last a long time. You buy in bulk and enjoy them for a long time. It’s like… you are almost glad nobody loves you.

The table looks empty. I should have used a placemat.

Costco Chicken – Single Man’s Dinner
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This is how some single men cook. Below is my dinner from last night. The prep time was about 15 minutes.

Chicken was from my August 2020 Costco Shopping (9 months ago). I thawed it overnight in the refrigerator. I also thawed some tortillas (I vacuum packed them in single serving size). I used a Soup Mix from World Market I purchased about a year ago. It’s a dry food with long shelf-life.

I boiled the soup mix with chicken for 1 hour. I topped the soup with shredded tortillas. And seasoned it with oregano, peppers, and Tapatio (hot sauce).

It was an excellent dinner. The chicken was tender and tasty. I always keep these Costco chicken breasts in my freezer. Once I make a soup like this, I will eat this for three days.

As a single person, buying bulk from Costco works for me. I save money and time. Also, Kirkland Signature products are high quality.

Vacuum, freeze, and enjoy.

Vacuum packed and frozen tortillas – single serving size

Costco Shopping – April 16, 2021
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John

8th Costco Shopping in 2021 – $17.31 today / $1497.79 this year

I went to Costco for a hot dog lunch. I had nothing on my shopping list.

Duke’s Original Recipe Smoked Shorty Sausages is enjoyable. It has a classic (typical?) smoky taste. I love salty meat treats like these, but I can’t eat these too often, mainly because of the salt content. Don’t get old.

I used self-service checkout, so it printed my receipt on a blue ribbon.

After quick shopping, I ate a hot dog in the back of my station wagon. I saw other cars and trucks nearby, eating their hot dogs and pizzas. This is why I went to Costco today, to enjoy this lazy moment in the Costco parking lot. I live for little moments like this. Most people living alone should understand.

Costco Shopping – April 8, 2021
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John

7th Costco Shopping in 2021 – $62.24 today / $1480.48 this year

I wanted to drive my convertible, so I went to Costco after work. I recently bought a car battery a few weeks ago. Today I turned in my old car battery and received $15 back in cash.

The season for Costco Garden Products

Costco still stocks garden products such as water hose, Ortho weed killer that also kills crabgrass but doesn’t kill your lawn, and slug bait. You should hurry before they are gone. They are all excellent value; I mean the best price. I picked up a 5lb jug of slug bait. I had blind faith that $27.99 was the best price I can find anywhere. I came home and check the price online to confirm that my guess was right.

Kirkland Signature Bath Mat

Since the water damage to my house 13 months ago, I needed a bathroom rug for my guest bathroom. I waited 13 months because good bathroom rugs are expensive. Today, I finally found a Kirkland Signature bath mat. It was only $9.99, and it was beautiful. Their quality easily equals $30-$50 mat from elsewhere. Most bath rugs are one-sided, and their rubberized bottom side mash will break apart after a few years. So, you will have no choice but to buy a new rug. These Kirkland Signature Bath Mat are double-sided and high in quality. I don’t think they will ever break apart. I really think I will use this one until I die.

I took some detailed pictures so you can appreciate the quality of it.

Notice the blue color on the receipt. I used the self-checkout system for the first time. I believe they use blue paper on self-checkout machines. I think I still get the white paper if I use a conventional checkout. And, of course, the food court will give you the yellow receipts.

After the shopping, I bought a hotdog. Then I parked my car in the corner of the parking lot where nobody will accost me (just in case) and enjoyed the hot dog.