(Photos filched from the internet.)
WHY HAS NO ONE TOLD ME ABOUT COSTCO?
I mean; I knew about it. It’s been here for a couple of years, after all. But no one actually took me to see it. Until yesterday.
Jess, one of my Thermomix team, took me on her Costco shop along with her 15 month old daughter. I was pleased to be finally seeing it. For those who don’t know, you can only go if you’re in the company of a member and the only friend I have who’s a member kept promising to take me but it never eventuated. So we drove into the bowels of the building to park and then the adventure started.
My first clue that things were a little different was the size of the trolleys. They were slightly larger than I was used to driving, but undeterred, we marched onward, along with the steady stream of other shoppers to the warehouse beyond.
I have to say for the first half, I wasn’t convinced that it would save my family money. We wandered through the aisles and the variety was good, but I already source a lot of things cheaper. (I love Aldi still…) Then we hit the zombie apocalypse aisles.
Tins! Tins! And more tins! Bulk flour and dried goods! Big jars full of STUFF. I wandered around, doing my sums while Jess toddler-wrangled and shopped, and thought to myself, ‘Yep. I’ll save money here.’ So in a cool, logical manner I decided to purchase a membership when we reached the end.
A little later we rounded a corner and I saw these:
Bulk Aldi gummy bears. I looked away and saw huge packets of Skittles. That was it. My fate was sealed. Even as I was squealing and exclaiming that I’d just found heaven in a supermarket, I knew the awful truth.
Everything I’ll save will be spent here.
Thermomix Recipe: Carrot Pesto I cooked this a while ago and last night I needed something quick, easy and with all the ingredients in our pantry. I raced onto here, sure I’d put it on the list of recipes, but sadly…. I did not. Now this situation is rectified. This recipe is not as nice as basil pesto… seriously, what could be?… but it’s a very nice, light alternative. The boys aren’t totally convinced, but I like it.