That’s it. That’s all the ingredients. Mary’s Gone Crackers are super seeds that are molded into crackers; so you can carry, store, and eat at your convenience. They are organic, vegan, gluten-free, and none-GMO. Besides being a good snack, I also think they are good food. I see people can lose weight by snacking these for lunch – compared to a cheeseburger, it’s a clear winner. And they taste good. If you like the taste of seeds you will also like Mary’s Gone Crackers.
You can find Mary’s Gone Crackers at Costco. Of course, they come in extra-large boxes like the below picture.
Mary’s Gone Crackers shine if you compare with crackers of other brand names. Most crackers are bad for you, you see. It’s better that you don’t eat them. I rarely eat crackers for that very reason. I think Mary’s Gone Crackers are my only exception. If there are any other crackers like these, please let me know.
I don’t get paid for this blog. I like these crackers and I wanted to hold a raffle. Mary’s Gone Crackers will send a grab bag variety of crackers to a raffle winner. Enter below.
I arrived at Costco Sunday morning at 10 AM as they opened, and I hurried to the turkeys. I always get 20-pound turkey, and I didn’t want to miss out on the big turkey this year. I heard on the news that, due to the pandemic, stores would sell small turkeys. That could mean big turkeys might be hard to come by.
But… why small turkeys?
This is my 10th year baking turkey alone. I cook for one person and I eat alone. And I can tell you without a doubt that bigger turkeys are much more satisfying and enjoyable compared to small turkeys. Remember, turkeys are cheap, less than a dollar per pound. Bigger turkeys are fun to bake. Big turkeys look impressive, also in the picture. I enjoy extra long hours of baking a big turkey. Finally, when I take out my turkey from the oven, I would like to feel that heavyweight. I have to tighten my stomach muscles and be very careful. The pan is heavy, hot, and full of juice at the bottom. If you cook Thanksgiving dinner, that moment is the highlight of the day. To me, there is no comparison. Even if I eat alone, I will always bake a big turkey. Turkeys are like women. No turkey can be too big for me.
Back to Costco – The turkey area was busy with people. I squeezed my way in and quickly looked over all the turkeys. There was only one turkey that looked obviously bigger than the rest. I quickly put that 19 pounder in my cart and looked at the rest of the turkeys carefully. All the remaining turkeys were 13 pounders. So, I was lucky.
I walked away briskly from the poultry section. The warehouse was starting to get packed with the shoppers.
I bought a can of Kirkland Signature salted peanuts and a bag of Hampton Farms unsalted peanuts in shells. Both peanuts are absolutely amazing good. My God! they are so enjoyable. But, sometimes peanuts from Costco are disappointing. Costco used to sell Hoody’s Peanuts. I wasn’t too excited about Hoody’s Peanuts. I often bought bad batches. I also remember buying a bad batch of Kirkland Signature’s peanuts on July 12, 2013. The peanuts were small and not very tasty.
Maybe peanuts are good during certain months, including November. Maybe it’s totally random. I don’t know. For now, I have some very good peanuts at home, and my life is a little tastier.
Kirkland Signature European Cookies
These cookies are the best. I bought 4 cans of Kirkland Signature European Cookies. Costco sells these cookies during the holiday season. I’ve been buying these cookies for the last 10 years or so. I call them “Christmas Cookies”. Every holiday season I buy 3-4 cans of these cookies and keep them cold. I only eat them on weekends with my weekend coffee. With this, I get to enjoy a little bit of Christmas throughout the year.
I was in and out of the warehouse in 30 minutes. I wanted to look at Christmas items and spend more time shopping. But with the pandemic and waves of Sunday shoppers coming in… I got in the checkout line while they were still very short.
*I am too tired to think about Cable TV for now. But, I will do my research and update you in a month or two. My goal is to enjoy TV in moderation and save money.
I understand why some people must have cable TV. For example, if I had a son who enjoys NBA (basketball), even if he has a little interest, I will get sports channels for him. I will enjoy watching my son following his favorite players. That alone will be worth of paying big bucks. Or, if I had a father who likes to watch news channels, it will be money well spent.
For now, I live alone and I have my financial priorities.
Hulu is increasing No Ads + Live TV bundle price from $60.99 to $70.99 starting 12/18/2020.
So, I dropped my TV subscription within 5 minutes from receiving that notification email. I will take this as God’s way of making me more productive (play guitar, enjoy hobby, work around the house, personal fitness, etc, etc…). Let’s see if I will ever miss live TV.
I will now pay $11.99/mo for basic Hulu. I may check out Philo ($20/m)
It’s disgusting… I don’t think it’s normal for us to pay $80 a month for TV. Am I wrong? That’s $850 a year. If you add DVR and ability to skip commercials, it quickly becomes thousand Dollars a year. I can no longer justify that much money for TV.
The only thing I will miss on live TV is 4th of July Nathan’s hot dog eating contest. It’s the greatest TV moment in history. George Shea’s introduction needs to be watched live, not recorded.
Darigold is a dairy company with over a hundred years of history. They produce dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, butter, etc…
Their milk, FIT organic milk, is now available at select Costco locations. FIT Organic Milk is special because…
14 Grams of protein (compared to 8-9 Gram)
40% less sugar
Long shelf life.
(personal note) Good taste. Rich and creamy. It’s something else.
FIT organic milk is ultra-filtered. Ultrafiltration, also known as diafiltration is what makes FIT milk special. It filters in some molecules while it filters out unwanted molecules. The process is fairly complicated, but there is more information on ultrafiltration on Wikipedia or on Darigolds Instagram.
Somebody correct me if I’m wrong, but as far as I know, Darigold milk is the best milk available to regular consumers. And I even like the taste. I understand the taste is subjective. But, to me, FIT milk tastes rich and creamy. I find myself drinking it at random and unusual times.
If you live in Washington or Oregon area, you can catch their road show and taste them yourself. Check out the show schedule below. (*schedule subjected to change)
Hi. I just wanted to write a quick blog to say hi and let you know I am doing OK. I think I will skip this month’s Costco shopping. I will go next month to pick up a turkey. Below is my chit chat. I will keep in touch. Be safe.
Ladies in Lavender (2004)
I don’t have Amazon Prime. I refuse to pay for Prime membership. I am currently on 30 day trial membership, so I checked out their movie library. I enjoyed Ladies in Lavender (2004). I like this kind of movies. Judi Dench and Maggie Smith are two of my favorite actors. You can’t go wrong with any movie with them.
The movie was based on a 1908 short story by William J. Locke. The online book is available from gutenberg.org for free. I guess the copyright had expired.
Anyway, in the movie, the sisters appeared to be old – in their 70’s. I mean, they looked like they were at death’s door. I was smelling Bengay with my eyes. But, in the book, two sisters were 45 and 48 (who had grown grey with waiting for the prince who never came). So, instead of Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Nicole Kidman should have taken the part. The sisters were supposed to be juicy… you know… they were supposed to be MILFs.