Yesterday, I braved the summer crowd and went to Costco. I try to avoid Costco on the weekends at all costs and definitely avoid it on Sundays after church (people love some free samples). I had to pick up a boston butt (which is really a pork shoulder–why it is called a butt is unknown to me) and of course found numerous other finds. Costco is fairly close to my house which makes it convenient to purchase items that I know we will eat/use daily.
My top things to buy at Costco:
- Coffee: Charleston Coffee Roasters is my favorite coffee and Costco carries it! The coffee is smooth and not too dark/not too light–it is perfect and a bonus it is organic. We grind our coffee at home as it stays fresher longer, but if you don’t have a grinder Costco has a large one in the front of the store that you can use. Charleston Coffee Roasters is a client of my husbands so we have been long time fans–but they seriously know how to make a cup of coffee.
- Lettuce/Organic Spinach: I always buy romaine lettuce in bulk at Costco. For some reason the lettuce stays fresh for a while and has quickly become a staple in our household. I also get organic spinach at Costco–it is a lot less expensive than anywhere else I have been.
- Seasonal fruit: I purchase seasonal fruit at a huge discounted price and end up freezing what I don’t use (in theory at least). This trip I picked up raspberries for 2.99.
- Organic Frozen Vegetables: Costco has a huge selection of organic frozen vegetables for less than 10 dollars. When I was in law school, I would purchase a big bag of vegetables and use them for meals for weeks (if not months).
- Dog Food: Costco makes an organic, gluten free dog food that Scout loves. Bonus the dog food usually runs right around 30 dollars for a bag!
- Laundry Detergent/Dish Washing Detergent: If you use it everyday you probably can buy it in bulk for a cheaper price. I wait until it is on sale (if possible) for the bigger savings. Right now, ALL detergent is on sale (great for sensitive skin).
- Paper products (toilet paper and paper towels): Again, using it everyday it’s a good idea to stock up especially when on sale. Right now, Bounty is on sale 🙂
In other news, I attempted to finish my painting project yesterday, but had a slight issue based on my height–I couldn’t reach the top even with a 6 foot ladder (which I had to buy because our 4 foot didn’t cut it)!! #shortpeopleproblems Fingers crossed that with Drew’s assistance and extra 2 inches I will have the room finished by today.
Last night, being inspired by Wedding Crashers–I made MEATLOAF. For some reason despite the 100 degree temperature both Drew and I were craving the comfort food of meatloaf. Meatloaf is about the simplest dish to make and is so dang delicious even though it gets a bad wrap. Meatloaf sandwich for lunch, I think so!
Have a happy Tuesday 🙂