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  • Post #1051 - June 15th, 2020, 10:58 am
    Post #1051 - June 15th, 2020, 10:58 am Post #1051 - June 15th, 2020, 10:58 am
    Ram4 wrote:I went to Costco Mettawa and the Prime steak was back! They had sirloin, ribeye, and filet. Guess what else was back - the Charmin Ultra Soft so you know things are getting better. :lol: I bought two packages, portioned them and vacuum sealed around 18 of them for the freezer.


    I really need to get a chest freezer to accommodate bulk buying of toilet paper.

    :idea:
  • Post #1052 - June 15th, 2020, 11:22 am
    Post #1052 - June 15th, 2020, 11:22 am Post #1052 - June 15th, 2020, 11:22 am
    Ram4 wrote: I bought two packages, portioned them and vacuum sealed around 18 of them for the freezer.

    You vac sealed and froze toilet paper?
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #1053 - June 15th, 2020, 12:22 pm
    Post #1053 - June 15th, 2020, 12:22 pm Post #1053 - June 15th, 2020, 12:22 pm
    gastro gnome wrote:I went to Costco Mettawa and the Prime steak was back! They had sirloin, ribeye, and filet. Guess what else was back - the Charmin Ultra Soft so you know things are getting better. :lol: I bought two packages, portioned them and vacuum sealed around 18 of them for the freezer.

    Ram4 wrote:I really need to get a chest freezer to accommodate bulk buying of toilet paper. :idea:

    G Wiv wrote:You vac sealed and froze toilet paper?

    Well, if you eat lots of super hot peppers, frozen toilet paper helps, or so I hear.
    The thing about quotes on the internet is you can not confirm their validity. -- Abraham Lincoln
  • Post #1054 - June 15th, 2020, 1:20 pm
    Post #1054 - June 15th, 2020, 1:20 pm Post #1054 - June 15th, 2020, 1:20 pm
    Ram4 wrote:I went to Costco Mettawa and the Prime steak was back! They had sirloin, ribeye, and filet. Guess what else was back - the Charmin Ultra Soft so you know things are getting better. :lol: I bought two packages, portioned them and vacuum sealed around 18 of them for the freezer.


    You do know at first I read that as you vacuum sealed the Charmin Ultra Soft. I was all like, hmmm,what does that do to TP?
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #1055 - June 15th, 2020, 1:48 pm
    Post #1055 - June 15th, 2020, 1:48 pm Post #1055 - June 15th, 2020, 1:48 pm
    Ram4 wrote:I went to Costco Mettawa and the Prime steak was back! They had sirloin, ribeye, and filet. Guess what else was back - the Charmin Ultra Soft so you know things are getting better. :lol: I bought two packages, portioned them and vacuum sealed around 18 of them for the freezer.


    I'm laughing cause I read this as you vaccum sealing and freezing your tp stash! :)
  • Post #1056 - June 15th, 2020, 1:55 pm
    Post #1056 - June 15th, 2020, 1:55 pm Post #1056 - June 15th, 2020, 1:55 pm
    Ram4 wrote:I went to Costco Mettawa and the Prime steak was back! They had sirloin, ribeye, and filet. Guess what else was back - the Charmin Ultra Soft so you know things are getting better. :lol: I bought two packages, portioned them and vacuum sealed around 18 of them for the freezer.


    I have a hilarious image in my mind now of a freezer full of vacuum-sealed toilet paper :D !!!!
  • Post #1057 - June 15th, 2020, 2:47 pm
    Post #1057 - June 15th, 2020, 2:47 pm Post #1057 - June 15th, 2020, 2:47 pm
    Of course I freeze toilet paper! Doesn't everyone? I use the steaks in the bathroom. :twisted:
  • Post #1058 - June 15th, 2020, 3:07 pm
    Post #1058 - June 15th, 2020, 3:07 pm Post #1058 - June 15th, 2020, 3:07 pm
    Ram4 wrote:Of course I freeze toilet paper! Doesn't everyone? I use the steaks in the bathroom. :twisted:

    TMI! I don't want to know.
    The thing about quotes on the internet is you can not confirm their validity. -- Abraham Lincoln
  • Post #1059 - June 15th, 2020, 6:08 pm
    Post #1059 - June 15th, 2020, 6:08 pm Post #1059 - June 15th, 2020, 6:08 pm
    Ram4 wrote: I bought two packages, portioned them and vacuum sealed around 18 of them for the freezer.


    The steak or the Charmin???
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #1060 - June 16th, 2020, 12:07 pm
    Post #1060 - June 16th, 2020, 12:07 pm Post #1060 - June 16th, 2020, 12:07 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:
    Ram4 wrote: I bought two packages, portioned them and vacuum sealed around 18 of them for the freezer.


    The steak or the Charmin???
    The Charmin. I put the steak in the linen closet.
  • Post #1061 - June 16th, 2020, 3:13 pm
    Post #1061 - June 16th, 2020, 3:13 pm Post #1061 - June 16th, 2020, 3:13 pm
    Ram4 wrote:I went to Costco Mettawa and the Prime steak was back! They had sirloin, ribeye, and filet. Guess what else was back - the Charmin Ultra Soft so you know things are getting better. :lol: I bought two packages, portioned them and vacuum sealed around 18 of them for the freezer.

    I needed to quote this post so that Ram4 can win the prize for most quoted post.
  • Post #1062 - June 16th, 2020, 3:46 pm
    Post #1062 - June 16th, 2020, 3:46 pm Post #1062 - June 16th, 2020, 3:46 pm
    :lol:

    I'm going to tenderize the Charmin for dinner and throw it on the grill.
  • Post #1063 - June 16th, 2020, 3:49 pm
    Post #1063 - June 16th, 2020, 3:49 pm Post #1063 - June 16th, 2020, 3:49 pm
    Ram4 wrote::lol:

    I'm going to tenderize the Charmin for dinner and throw it on the grill.

    I hope you will find room to roast some asparagus!
    Cathy2

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  • Post #1064 - June 16th, 2020, 6:39 pm
    Post #1064 - June 16th, 2020, 6:39 pm Post #1064 - June 16th, 2020, 6:39 pm
    Ram4 wrote::lol:

    I'm going to tenderize the Charmin for dinner and throw it on the grill.


    I’d sous vide first, but i’m fancy like that.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #1065 - June 16th, 2020, 9:13 pm
    Post #1065 - June 16th, 2020, 9:13 pm Post #1065 - June 16th, 2020, 9:13 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:
    Ram4 wrote::lol:

    I'm going to tenderize the Charmin for dinner and throw it on the grill.


    I’d sous vide first, but i’m fancy like that.
    I normally do sous vide, but I've been grilling the last 5 days in a row. I accidentally grilled a steak tonight.
  • Post #1066 - June 17th, 2020, 7:03 am
    Post #1066 - June 17th, 2020, 7:03 am Post #1066 - June 17th, 2020, 7:03 am
    Ram4- It's super hard to come by some genuine levity for me these days.

    I appreciate you.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #1067 - June 17th, 2020, 4:16 pm
    Post #1067 - June 17th, 2020, 4:16 pm Post #1067 - June 17th, 2020, 4:16 pm
    pairs4life wrote:Ram4- It's super hard to come by some genuine levity for me these days.

    I appreciate you.
    Thank you, that's very kind. And don't worry I'll be here all week. Try the Charmin.
  • Post #1068 - June 20th, 2020, 6:32 pm
    Post #1068 - June 20th, 2020, 6:32 pm Post #1068 - June 20th, 2020, 6:32 pm
    Ram4 wrote: I went to Costco Mettawa and the Prime steak was back! They had sirloin, ribeye, and filet. Guess what else was back - the Charmin Ultra Soft so you know things are getting better. :lol: I bought two packages, portioned them and vacuum sealed around 18 of them for the freezer.
    Has anyone tried this with the 27-pack of Scott 1000 tissue? :shock: :lol:
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  • Post #1069 - June 27th, 2020, 4:55 pm
    Post #1069 - June 27th, 2020, 4:55 pm Post #1069 - June 27th, 2020, 4:55 pm
    Crushed! The Sheet Cake is discontinued.


    The company first announced in a video on Facebook last month that it was discontinuing its half-sheet cake, prompting an online outcry from customers. Several commenters said that sheet cake was the only reason they had splurged on a Costco membership. One customer said she had served the cake at her wedding and had bought it every year for her anniversary.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/busi ... inued.html


    UPDATE: I went to the Lincoln Park Costco yesterday and the order forms were out.

    So I ordered one and picked it up.

    Images at the link. https://www.instagram.com/p/CDC61Dbj26E/
    Last edited by pairs4life on July 24th, 2020, 7:10 pm, edited 4 times in total.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #1070 - June 27th, 2020, 7:22 pm
    Post #1070 - June 27th, 2020, 7:22 pm Post #1070 - June 27th, 2020, 7:22 pm
    pairs4life wrote:Crushed! Cake is discontinued.


    The company first announced in a video on Facebook last month that it was discontinuing its half-sheet cake, prompting an online outcry from customers. Several commenters said that sheet cake was the only reason they had splurged on a Costco membership. One customer said she had served the cake at her wedding and had bought it every year for her anniversary.




    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/busi ... inued.html

    They add and remove products all the time, I bet it'll be back once gatherings that justify a big cake are common again.
    It's good cake, not just for the price.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #1071 - June 27th, 2020, 8:26 pm
    Post #1071 - June 27th, 2020, 8:26 pm Post #1071 - June 27th, 2020, 8:26 pm
    Hi,

    Some years ago, you could choose the sheet cake's filling and there was an option for a carrot cake.

    May favorite combo at the time was carrot cake with apricot filling and cream cheese exterior frosting. I was upset when that went away.

    The cake they sold for $19.99 was a third of the cost from other outlets.

    I will miss this cake, too.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #1072 - June 28th, 2020, 4:37 pm
    Post #1072 - June 28th, 2020, 4:37 pm Post #1072 - June 28th, 2020, 4:37 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    Some years ago, you could choose the sheet cake's filling and there was an option for a carrot cake.

    May favorite combo at the time was carrot cake with apricot filling and cream cheese exterior frosting. I was upset when that went away.

    The cake they sold for $19.99 was a third of the cost from other outlets.

    I will miss this cake, too.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    Whenever I had the time and wasn't baking I would order the sheet cake, even if it was for 4 people. It just seemed celebratory!

    I recall the carrot cake but I don't think I ever ordered it.

    I also grew up associating sheet cakes with birthdays. I am not big on icing so the smear on the outside always seemed like enough and their sheet cake reminded me of the neighborhood bakery when I was a kidlet. My parents even shipped that baker's sheet cake to me all through undergrad.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #1073 - June 29th, 2020, 10:39 am
    Post #1073 - June 29th, 2020, 10:39 am Post #1073 - June 29th, 2020, 10:39 am
    I've had the cheesecake and the chocolate mousse cake. Both are pretty good but not extra special. Costco has broken our hearts plenty. Unless you are loyal to a Kirkland brand product and even then - nothing is guaranteed to be there forever. They had an awesome frozen pizza (from Italy) years that I never saw again. One item that I only buy there is Wild Planet albacore tuna. It's $5 a can at the grocery store but you can get 6 cans for around $15 at Costco but it's been in stock every year. I also love Rao's marinara sauce and you get two big jars for $10. 16 Rosen's hot dog buns are the same price as an 8 pack at the store. Rosen's is another item worth freezing. :wink:

    The other frustrating thing is seasonal rotation which I am sure everyone has been a victim of at some point. They are typically months ahead of the season which is good to prepare for, but does no good in the middle of the season and you need something. I went to get another director's chair with a side table (we use ours constantly and take them on trips) plus a second beach umbrella since we are doing more things outside than usual and that's going to be the majority of our summer activity. No chairs left, no umbrellas left anywhere. Glad I grabbed a soft cooler and outdoor waterproof blanket last month. We use both all the time.
  • Post #1074 - June 29th, 2020, 12:03 pm
    Post #1074 - June 29th, 2020, 12:03 pm Post #1074 - June 29th, 2020, 12:03 pm
    The following article https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/29/business/costco-half-sheet-cake-coronavirus/index.html reports that Costco has stopped selling its half-sheet cakes with no immediate plans to bring them back. Covid guidelines have a lot to do with it. These cakes have been a long time staple at church functions. There will be a lot of disappointed people.
    Ms. Ingie
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  • Post #1075 - June 29th, 2020, 12:52 pm
    Post #1075 - June 29th, 2020, 12:52 pm Post #1075 - June 29th, 2020, 12:52 pm
    Ms. Ingie wrote:The following article https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/29/business/costco-half-sheet-cake-coronavirus/index.html reports that Costco has stopped selling its half-sheet cakes with no immediate plans to bring them back. Covid guidelines have a lot to do with it. These cakes have been a long time staple at church functions. There will be a lot of disappointed people.


    We'll see if they ever come back, but at the moment no one should be hosting any event large enough to need one of those in any case.
  • Post #1076 - June 29th, 2020, 1:31 pm
    Post #1076 - June 29th, 2020, 1:31 pm Post #1076 - June 29th, 2020, 1:31 pm
    chicagojim wrote:
    Ms. Ingie wrote:The following article https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/29/business/costco-half-sheet-cake-coronavirus/index.html reports that Costco has stopped selling its half-sheet cakes with no immediate plans to bring them back. Covid guidelines have a lot to do with it. These cakes have been a long time staple at church functions. There will be a lot of disappointed people.


    We'll see if they ever come back, but at the moment no one should be hosting any event large enough to need one of those in any case.

    Wait . . . they're meant for sharing?! :P :lol:

    =R=
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  • Post #1077 - June 29th, 2020, 2:09 pm
    Post #1077 - June 29th, 2020, 2:09 pm Post #1077 - June 29th, 2020, 2:09 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    chicagojim wrote:
    Ms. Ingie wrote:The following article https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/29/business/costco-half-sheet-cake-coronavirus/index.html reports that Costco has stopped selling its half-sheet cakes with no immediate plans to bring them back. Covid guidelines have a lot to do with it. These cakes have been a long time staple at church functions. There will be a lot of disappointed people.


    We'll see if they ever come back, but at the moment no one should be hosting any event large enough to need one of those in any case.

    Wait . . . they're meant for sharing?! :P :lol:

    =R=


    Ronnie nailed it!

    That's why I love them. I admit I took them for granted. But serving after any meal on any day with a bit of fresh fruit just makes even a "Hamburger/Tuna Helper meal seem special.

    And furthermore, how dare Costco, of all places, decide what I am going to do with any of their products. I mean those 20# apple pies also suggest a crowd during a pandemic if we are playing these games. And don't get me going on the packs of hot dogs and patties. :D
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #1078 - July 1st, 2020, 2:57 pm
    Post #1078 - July 1st, 2020, 2:57 pm Post #1078 - July 1st, 2020, 2:57 pm
    Was in Costco today and the round cakes were on sale, so I bought one of the chocolate ones. Just tried it. Not what I want. It has a ganache icing instead of the butter cream and just isn't hitting the spot for me.

    Also, Costco's old folk hour is changing from 5 days a week to 2 days a week starting July 13th. Just Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Not sure about your neck of the woods, but here in the Salem Oregon area, Costco has masks, a box of 50 for $20 or $25, can't remember which.

    Take care.
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  • Post #1079 - July 1st, 2020, 3:55 pm
    Post #1079 - July 1st, 2020, 3:55 pm Post #1079 - July 1st, 2020, 3:55 pm
    Xexo wrote:Not sure about your neck of the woods, but here in the Salem Oregon area, Costco has masks, a box of 50 for $20 or $25, can't remember which.
    Yep - 50 for $20 here at the Mettawa Costco. Many of them are still out of Kirkland bacon (the regular bacon - plenty of the thick cut).
  • Post #1080 - July 2nd, 2020, 7:21 am
    Post #1080 - July 2nd, 2020, 7:21 am Post #1080 - July 2nd, 2020, 7:21 am
    Yeah, Bacon at the Bollingbrook Costco was out, got some other (smaller) version of uncured bacon, that wasn't the Kirkland brand. Also no Kirkland toilet paper.

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