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  • I will buy the pillows – possibly two sets.
  • Charmin toilet paper is not on sale. They are long overdue.

Charmin toilet paper on sale

After writing this blog I checked the Costco website and saw Charmin bathroom tissues on sale. They were on sale for 9 days only (the sale ends June 16, 2024). I happened to drive by a Costco warehouse today, so I picked up two 30-packs and saved $13. They were $23.49 each after savings. This reminded me to visit the Costco website occasionally.

If you are budget-minded, the Kirkland Signature brand gives you a better value for money. You get more for money with KS toilet paper at a regular price, compared to the sales price of Charmin. I had used KS toilet paper for many years. I bought a pack of Charmin a few years ago to see why they cost more. I’ve been buying Charmin since then. Kirkland Signature is good. Charmin is fancier.

Making Costco Hotdog at Home

It’s Sunday night (Monday morning) 1:30 AM. Since the pandemic, I have always stayed up super late on Sunday night. If I stay awake, it’s still the weekend. I shall go to bed around 3:30 AM. I have 2 more hours to enjoy.

For my weekend fun, I put together a quick video of me making a Costco hotdog at home this weekend. I am not a YouTuber, and I don’t plan to be one. I had some free time this weekend, so I took videos instead of taking photos. Also, I wanted to learn a video editing program for fun.

It was another glorious weekend. Good times.

Vacuum, freeze, and enjoy~!!

FYI: I thaw the buns and the dog before cooking. I did not put the frozen buns in the microwave oven. Everything else is self-explanatory.

Costco Shopping – November 21, 2021

23rd Costco Shopping in 2021 – $84.99 / $2,597.65 this year

I went to Costco Sunday morning at 10 AM as they opened the door. All I wanted was a 20-pound Butterball turkey, which I found one quickly. Then I picked up some miscellaneous items and holiday treats. They still didn’t have Kirkland Signature Shampoo. So I picked up a Pantene 5 in 1 Shampoo that was on sale ($7.99). It’s a good price. This big container will last me about 6-8 months. The warehouse quickly became busy, so I left in a hurry.

Outside, there was no onion crank at the food court. Some people reported onions are back. But that’s not what I see.

I picked up a Cold Brew Mocha Freeze and hit the road.

This will be my 11th year baking turkey alone. Baking turkey is fun. But, lately, I’ve been thinking maybe it’s time I stop baking turkey and visit my friend or family. We’ll see what happens next year.

The peanuts are good. The Salame Trio is a guaranteed good time (x3). All the good stuff you see in the picture is for my personal enjoyment on Thanksgiving weekend and for the rest of the year. I have officially started my annual massive eating ritual. I put a cap on 4-pound weight gain in 6 weeks. I will panic if I reach 163 lb. Eat everyone, don’t be shy.

Still no onion
Thanksgiving Gourmet Turkey Brine


I love this. I’ve been making my own brine mixes for decades and thought I’d give this one a try about 3 years ago. You use 2 cups of brine to 1 gallon of water. You add the brine to boiling water to re hydrate the fruit etc. It call’s for an additional gallon of water after the brine has cooled to cover the turkey. I use a mix of ice and water.

It has a real smooth blend, nothing is over powering. As I am not usually a fan of spices; cinnamon, cloves of the sorts in my savory food. This is perfect. I love doing one roasted oven turkey and the other smoked. There is always a huge debate on to brine or not. To me its simple, you want a moist turkey, brining helps and adds flavor to the meat. I additionally add butter, garlic and herbs under the skin before cooking. Happy Thanksgiving. Give it a try.

Ground Coffee vs Whole Bean Coffee

Peet’s Organic French Roast. Costco item #1471986 – Purchase price $11.49 (instant savings $4.50)

I slowly became a coffee snob in the past 13 years. I am picky about my coffee. I use 2 coffee grinders so I don’t mix flavors. I used to have 4 coffee grinders. I cannot enjoy Starbucks Coffee because I find it inferior to my taste. I like strong coffee that’s not acidic.

I favor whole bean coffee over ground coffee. I assume I get a better coffee experience if I grind the coffee beans just before I brew it. Whole bean coffee seems superior overall.

On my August 2021 Costco Shopping, I picked up a ground coffee by mistake. And I thought I would try it.

And you know what? This coffee is just as enjoyable. I cannot tell the difference. Maybe if I taste both whole bean coffee and ground coffee side-by-side, I will know the difference? But, this is not a competition. I enjoy this coffee a lot. And that concludes my experiment. Only the evil people go through a war to decide which coffee is 1% better than the other. And if you are hell bent on enjoying the coffee, that’s 1% better? More power to you. I used to be like you.

From this point, I will look at ground coffee and coffee beans as equal. If I see a (good) ground coffee on sale, I will buy it.

Peet's Ground Organic French Roast Coffee
This morning – August 30, 2021
Costco Coffee Pumpkin Spice
2008. My first coffee grinder and a pot – $15 for both.
I remember buying these at Riteaid. I was excited about grinding coffee for the first time – just like rich people (that’s what I thought).
Coffee Grinders
2013. I used to enjoy 4 varieties of coffee.
All 4 coffee grinders were from Costco