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Everything Bagel Seasoning

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

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

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.

Still Working From Home

I’ve been working from home since last March (2020). After 15 months, my body is so used to being at home. I cannot imagine going back to work.

Finally, the words came down from the management. We are going back to the office on September 2021. We are currently collecting survey data to decide how many days in a week we should work from home… or not.

As much as I enjoy office work, working from home is the king. My dream is to retire and work part-time in an office environment, preferably as an entry-level accounting clerk. My current job is heavy-duty, which is OK because that means better pay.

I’ve been working from home for 61 weeks now. I now have 16 more weeks left for working from home. It’s been a scary time. God bless everyone. But working from home was sweet. I can listen to Johnny Guitar Watson as loud as I want.

For now, I am enjoying working from home.

Talk to you later. Time for a coffee break.

Deisy is a colleague at work. She’s 15 years younger than I am, and we are buddies. “Taca” is the term we use exclusively between us. We say “Taca” as a greeting, expression (happy, anger, fear, frustration..), and we call each other Taca. Office work is fun.

Salmon and Pasta Dinner for One

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.