Costco Shopping – November 15, 2020

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Why small turkeys? (get a big one)

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.

Spacial snacks for Thanksgiving weekend, everyday chocolates, toys for my friend’s dogs

Good peanuts

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.

** Coupon (Instant savings) saved $14.50

Happy holidays. Please be safe. Keep in touch.