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.