Friday, June 27, 2008

costco -- why I love her so ...

  • Less than a mile from the house is that beacon of American gluttony. That oh, so marvelous place that serves our desire to have everything all in one place (aka ... laziness) -- Costco! I don't know what I did before Costco. Really. I can't remember ... it's all a blur.

    There are so many reasons to regularly head down Bunker Hill to Costco ... let me count the ways:

  • Their GAS PRICES! Need I say more?

  • As part of my ongoing summer project (scrapping), I just ordered over 300 pictures for development. They were ready for pick-up an hour later, for less than $30! Costco will also mail them out to you for FREE, if you so desire. Can't beat that with a stick!

  • Their wine section is top-notch. Our local Costco has a super-knowledgable and friendly sommelier who is always willing to lend a helpful opinion or suggestion. Three bottles of La Crema chardonnay for $29.99?! C'mon! That's a steal!

  • Fruit. Always fresh. Always yummy. I especially love their raspberries, blueberries and limes. You can get a ton for very little money.

  • It*se*bit*se panties by French Dressing -- they're awesome! And no creeping up! :)

  • Books, books and more books.

  • Scrapbooking paper (who knew?!)

  • Gorgeous flowers

  • Spinach salad with poppyseed dressing

  • Fresh feta-stuffed filet migon

  • Tortilla-crusted tilapia

  • And my personal FAVORITE -- their huge wedge of parmigiano reggiano. You seriously, seriously, SERIOUSLY can't beat the price anywhere. We always have a big chunk in the refrigerator for cooking, or just nibbling on with some wine in the evenings before dinner. Amazing.


The Roaming Bilderbacks said...

hmm, thats got me hungry now! I wish we had a Costco near us, but I guess BJ's will have to suffice.
So far, my class is focusing on positive youth development, and how communities and programs can focus on helping the whole youth become successful rather than trying to "fix" a problem (such as drug use). Its pretty interesting, especially reading the examples of programs that have been implemented.

Beverly Alford said...

One of the few things that makes College Station less than perfect: the absence of Costco.

Thank goodness for Mom's obsession ... I'm consequently able to benefit from her frequent purchases (bags o' 140 yellow onions, 2 packs of monster Nutells jars, etc.).

Costco: So great, you'd think it was from Texas.