BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Cheese at Costco

BelGioioso’s Fresh Mozzarella cheese was enjoyable.  Check out the big plate.  I seasoned it with salt, pepper, & olive oil (all Kirkland Signature brand).  I shall make it one more time.  I have one more pack left.  Costco sells 2 pack of 16 oz cheese for $7.29.  I bought it when there was $2.30 instant savings on it.  So, I paid $4.99 for 2 pack.  FYI: Walmart sells them at $5.78 each. I believe Costco has the best price.

My Mozzarella cheese salad was very good. My friend loved it.  It was such a good relaxing time.

Basil costed more than the cheese.  I thought that was ridiculous.  I shall grow my own basil.  I still have basil seeds from 7 years ago.  I wonder if they are any good.  Anyone remember that blog?  I had so much fun back then. I didn’t have much money, I had a 9 inch TV in my living room, but it was a magical time. I was so excited about buying a packet of basil seeds and a little pot.  Sometimes I worry that magic may be fading away.. 7 years ago I was aware that someday I would look back and wish I could go back to that time when I was poor and happy… and younger.

I’m gonna go look for those seeds.   Good times… good times….

Costco Shopping – May 9, 2018

27th Costco shopping in 2018 – $73.00 (today) / $1603.92 (this year)

I need to stop buying pants.  But, these looked nice.

I didn’t buy anything special except for the sliced fresh mozzarella cheese.  I bought it because of the tiny picture on top of the packaging (see below).  It was weird.  When I saw that picture… I don’t know… I had to buy it so I can make that plate for myself.  I guess I was hungry.  I was there at 8pm after work – I had a long day.

Oh, there was $2 off on Kirkland Signature’s Tuxedo Chocolate Mousse Cake.  I may come back Friday for it.  We’ll see…

Costco shopping cart

Glorious Sunday Morning Costco Shopping

26th Costco shopping in 2018 – $26.47 (today) / $1530.92 (this year)

Sunday morning is my favorite time of the week.  I like to start Sunday morning with a load of white laundry.  Sound and smell of laundry (bleach) make my house feel cozy and homey.  It’s fun to iron a few shirts and pants, too.

I also enjoy Sunday morning Costco shopping once in a while, especially when I need car wash.  My goal is to come back home before noon, so I can start my laundry.  Today, I went for a glorious Sunday morning Costco shopping.

First, I did my car wash.  Then I pulled up to a far empty corner of the parking lot to wipe down my car.  There were already several folks doing the same thing… quietly wiping down their cars on Sunday morning.

I bought a bag of power greens and a rotisserie chicken. A can of peanuts was an impulse buy (yum).

Back at my car, at the parking lot, I saw a tiny lady loading her car.  I asked her if she wanted hands with her 40 pack of drinking water.  “Yes, yes, please…” she said.  I put my stuff in my car as well. Then I went back to the food court.

I set in the shade and took my time eating a hot dog.  I came back home before noon and started my laundry.

I love Sunday morning.  Costco shopping was glorious.

Sunday Morning Costco Shopping, Car Wash, Hotdog

Costco Car Wash Receipt

Costco Hotdog Receipt

Why some people hate Americans. Shame on me

Oh boy. This is why some people hate Americans. Shame on me.

I have a good diet, but I get a special craving once in a while – I need some serious eatin’.  Once I ate 2 pound steak and won a t-shirt.  And I set my own sushi eating record almost 10 years ago (Dec 16. 2008).

Last week, I went to an all you can eat place.  Below is a picture of what I ate.  It was satisfying and I felt no guilt.  God bless America.

*I am 5’7″ 155lb.  Sorry about bad pictures.  The restaurant was dark.

I think it started way back when I was growing up poor.  I would visit my rich relatives once in a while and they would have unlimited food… good food.  I remember how overwhelmed I was, and how committed I was to eat as much as I could.

Mm… maybe I think too much. I like to pig out once a while.. we all do.

New Air Conditioner

I did it.  Now I have a central air conditioner like rich people do.

I remember about ten years ago.  The thermostat inside my apartment would pass 100 degree mark… and it would stay up there for 3 days straight. Now I have a house with better insulation, but I didn’t have a central air conditioner.  Last year alone, I spent about 40 days feeling miserable in my hot living room.

Finally, my suffering is over. I’ve been planning and saving for years for central air conditioner.

But, I feel strange, though. I feel little empty inside now that this is done.  I need to find another hobby, save for a convertible, or something.  If I had a family of my own I would not feel this weird after buying a dang air conditioner.  I think living alone has a lot to do with my emotional ground.  I now have nothing else to look forward to.  I need to come up with something to keep me excited.

All and all, I am enjoying my new life style.  There is more life to live.  More to come…


Costco Shopping – April 25, 2018

25th Costco shopping in 2018 – $53.43 (today) / $1504.45 (this year)

What you don’t see is 2 Take and Bake Pizzas at the bottom of the cart. These are for air conditioner installation guys. There will be 4 people working in my house for 2 days. I will give them a complete kiss ass (turning on my “John Charm” if you remember), so they will do a good job. There will be donuts, cold water/soda, burgers, etc…


Earth’s Best Organic Infant Formula Now Available at Los Angeles-area Costco Stores

Starting this week, for the first time Costco shoppers in the Los Angeles-area can purchase a value size can of the #1 selling organic infant formula – Earth’s Best Organic Dairy Infant Formula with Iron.

The new 44-ounce version of the formula is USDA certified organic and contains no added corn syrup solids. It’s fortified with iron, contains DHA and ARA for brain and eye health, lutein for eye health and prebiotic fiber for immunity.

The best part? By purchasing a value size can of infant formula from Costco, Los Angeles-area parents can expect to save more than $10 a month on formula.

Earth's Best Organic Dairy Infant Formula with Iron

Costco Shopping – April 23, 2018

24th Costco shopping in 2018 – $255.93 (today) / $1451.02 (this year)

I finally bought something interesting. Nest is a smart home thermostat that can communicate with smart phone.  I am about to put in a new central air conditioner (3 ton unit) at my house.  I will also replace existing old heater and duct system. This is a huge purchase (mucho dinero).  This is exciting.  I am taking 2 days off from work to oversee installation process.

I didn’t get my air conditioner from Costco.  I didn’t consider Costco as a possibility because there is no such thing as Costco HVAC Center.  We have Costco Tire Center and Costco Optical Center.  But, when it comes to HVAC, we only have a third party sales person standing by the exit.  Mm… anyway…

HVAC – Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

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Costco Shopping – April 20, 2018

23rd Costco shopping in 2018 – $68.56 (today) / $1195.09 (this year)

I cannot use bleach on most of my white clothes.  For example, most decent dress shirts, including Costco shirts, call for non-chlorine bleach.  I’ve been seeing Oxi Clean commercials for many years.  So, I finally decided to give Oxi Clean a chance.  I hope this is the product I was looking for.

Energy shots are on sale, get them now. When on sale, they cost $0.56 each shot  I often get so sleepy, it’s pathetic. $0.56 is super cheap, especially compared to 5-hour Energy ($1.50 each when on sale).

What you don’t see is 40 pack of drinking water on the bottom of the basket.