Friday, March 2, 2007

My Husband and Costco or... A Chicken in Every Pot

My husband loves Costco. LOVES Costco. Like many people out there with half a brain, he loves to save money on necessary purchases. Costco is a wonderful place for this and I've benefitted greatly as a result. For example, the man bought me a Dyson vacuum for an anniversary.

(Let me just say that I was thrilled with this. Really. I did a little dance right there in the living room. And then I had to fight my teenager over who was going to use it first. What can I say, we're really weird.)

Costco is faaaaaaaaaaaaabulous for baby-related necessities, too. Being able to score more than 200 diapers for $30 or less makes me fall to my knees and give thanks. And their meat is just awesome.

However, the man's love of a bargain is also paired with random moments of impulse purchasing, which occasionally presents a challenge.

I have four whole fresh chickens currently sitting in my refrigerator. Why? It was Buy One, Get One Free. And said chickens came in a 2-pack. He COULDN'T pass that up. He placed the poultry onto the counter and beamed like a little kid at Christmas. I just stared.

What the hell am I going to do with 4 fresh 8-lb chickens??? I have a freezer not much bigger than the 20 year old microwave - two chickens will fit IF I take everything else out, including the hard-won stash of frozen milk, which will be needed in two weeks anyway. And that will still leave me with two chickens. Thatsalottabird.

I admit I was little irked, since I'd just had to throw out my incredible homemade chicken soup (chicken, potatoes, celery, spaetzle & carrots) that I'd made because nobody "felt like leftovers". Same with the meat pie that they claim to loooooooooove. (this is actually unusual behavior. Normally everything gets devoured). So now I have to cook up 4 chickens.

Add to this the fact that both my husband and older son aren't even going to BE here this weekend, my daughter will be working all weekend and is a vegetarian anyway and Jacob doesn't even have teeth. So I guess that means I'm gonna get to eat chicken.


Do you think Homeland Security would consider poultry suspicious???

Scratch that. If you hear news reports of random chicken abandonment in the area... it wasn't me. Really.


velocibadgergirl said...

HA!! Chicken abandonment. :D

You could always drop one from the roof onto the head of your annoying neighbor ;)

Or go hunt down that guy who left all those deer parts in your rental house and hide the chickens under the back seat of his car...see how he likes it after they've had time to get good and comfy back there.

M said...

OOOOOH! G-homie's wise! I vote deer part man gets some chickens for christmas ( lights savings time dearly? no other nearby holidays)

cod bless your wonderful little husband but, erm, yeah. head pets.

That Chick Over There said...

I love you all so much it makes me physically ill.

Catwoman said...

I'll trade you your freezer full of chicken for my freezer full of deer meat.

Sigh... men and meat. What's the deal exactly?

Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

CostCo Rocks!

Sounds like it's time for a major block party bar-b-que!

Nuthin' but chicken!

Real Life in South Carolina said...

I thought my husband was the only one who'd buy something because it was a "great deal" or a "steal!" He's actually getting better, but he did buy about 20 packages of chicken breast because they were on sale. What is it with men and chicken?