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Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Day At Sam's Club- And A Chili Cook-off Saturday!


My son and I went to Sam's Club today... something takes you over and you buy in quantities that the U.S. Government would envy! Suddenly, 24 rolls of toilet paper doesn't seem like a lot.. 8 large cans of black olives is a deal! 5lbs. of Italian sausage is a bargain..etc. $177 bucks later(before filling gas tank!) you ask your self- what was I thinking!!!! They must have subliminal messages playing over the piped in music! The guy in front of me was buying two old Jimmy Buffet CDs for 8.88 a crack! What possessed him? His 50ish wife had the blank look of a brain-washing...The Hispanics skip the cart and go for the flat bed cargo haulers..I guess they are buying for the neighborhood.. I did get a clip on pair of sun glasses, which the girl in the eye care department said they don't carry..cheerful, yet stupid...
I am making a ham and Havarti melt, on an English Muffin (broiled) for supper tonight, and it should be simple and good!
We still have to pick-up a few things for the chili cook-off Saturday, and it's supposed to rain. Oh well- welcome to my world! Wish me luck- I'm cooking my Wicked White Chili.. 3 1st place trophies in three years at this one!

34 comments:

doggybloggy said...

good luck on the chili -

Kate said...

Sam's Club is where I like to look at cheese. It's like ALL THERE and it's SO BIG and I drool.

Chef E said...

What is the address of the chili cook off? Ummm chili...

The Good Cook said...

Good Luck this weekend! Rain and Chili sounds like a great combination, you have to admit.

buffalodick said...

DogB- I hope they run it fair and square..that's all I want!
Kate- Their cheese selection is great!
ChefE- Alto, Michigan...good luck finding it!
GoodCook- Cook in the rain for about 4 hrs., then tell me it's great!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

LOL. You have described a trip to Sam's perfectly! I still have that 55 gallon drum of pepponcini taking up all the room in my fridge. Bought last summer and I think I've used about 15 of them. BUT, they were fifty cents cheaper than a small jar at Safeway. I will go on record that I have never, EVER chosen a flat bed cart.

Brian Miller said...

sam's club means free samples...mmm...would love to go to a chili cookoff...good luck and have a great weekend

Marjie said...

Everything in my life is Sams Club size! You should know that I have toilet paper shipped in by the case every 2 months. Thank you Amazon Subscribe and Save. And if I don't order something in the number 10 cans (5to 6 pounds) my restaurant supply house asks if half the household is missing. I went to Sams Club once, and got out for only $392. My only other trip was close to $700. I want more of those giant boxes of cheese-its now!

Good luck with the chili, Buff!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Luck!

Jen said...

I think the Mexicans are buying for the neighborhood and have the right idea. That's the only way I could shop at Sam's...because I don't need a gallon of mayonnaise...

Heff said...

Nothing like a trip to Sam's Club, eh.

That reminds me - I need another 500 pack of popcorn. Off I go !

I expect some AWESOME Chili photos, mister !

buffalodick said...

Highlander- Ain't it the truth! I love the place, but try to go there as little as possible!

Akelamalu said...

I'm a sucker for the BOGOFs (Buy One Get One Free) I just can't resist. :(

buffalodick said...

Brian- you would love it! 20 chilis, red and white!
Marjie- You are my volume cooker.. Many bodies- much food!
Fingers- I need good judging, I know how to make good chili!
Jen- I don't mean to sound racist, but they buy huge amounts of stuff!
Heff- If I remember camera- you got it!

Sook said...

I go to Costco and buy certain things there, like toilet paper, ziplock, shrimp, scallops, and tomato sauce. :)

buffalodick said...

Ake- My wife cuts coupons, they expire, and cuts more...

buffalodick said...

Sook- We have both stores here, but Sam's is closer..

UBERMOUTH said...

OH ! MY ! GOD!
I love chili!!! How much are you making and will it keep 5 days in the mail?

buffalodick said...

Uber- My chili has the half life of radium..nothing from this planet could grow in it!

Gloria said...

Buffalo all sounds yummy and I love chili too, have a nice weekend , huggs, gloria

Pam said...

Good luck!!! I tried to come up with something creative after your rub my boobs luck comment, but it's late, and I've got nothing.

sage said...

I don't know if I can get to Alto before 4, but if I can, I'll look for the wicked white chili.

buffalodick said...

Gloria- I'll be posting about it Sunday...
Pam- I was expecting a retort!
sage- Supposed to rain all day- yahoo..

UBERMOUTH said...

Good luck with your Chili Cook Off. I wish I could be there. I so love food that bites me back when I bite it.

otin said...

I make a pretty mean chili myself...no recipe, lust very hot!

G-Man said...

Today is the perfect day for Chile!
Good Luck....

Ily said...

That wicked white chili sounds delicious! I hope you WIN!!

Barbara said...

I feel the same way in Costco. The saving grace for me is...I have no space!

Good luck with the chili cook-off...my sister is driving back to Grand Haven today from Leland and the word is the rain will hold off until tonight. Hope she's right for both your sakes!

Realliveman said...

Sam's Club, BJ's, Costco. Proving bigger IS better!

tattytiara said...

We trailer parkians know not of this bulk shopping of which you speak. I can barely fit a family size box of cereal in the cupboard!

Martha said...

I love Sam's Club. I've learned over the years just how to shop there, what's really great bargains and what can be bought cheaper on sale at the grocery stores. Also even if the price is great what good is having mass quantities of something if it goes bad before you can use it? And it takes time to learn to shop there without going into that dream like state, LOL.

Good luck on the chili cook-off today! Can't wait to hear if you bring home another trophy!

buffalodick said...

Uber- Made 3 gallons, all of which got gone- didn't win..
otin- This had a great flavor, but a little thinner than my usual..
G-man- Rained off and on all day- kinda chilly too!
Ily- Mine was really good, but 1st place went to the organizers friend, who set up the tents- the fix was in!
Barb- Not a pleasant day- rained a lot where we were..
Martha- No trophy this year..the judging was a little suspect..
R.L.M.- Fun places, but bring a calculator!
T.T.- I've got a lot of storage space in kitchen!

John McElveen said...

Listen to the music- (BUY LOTS OF SHIT) that is playing in the (BUY LOTS OF SHIT) background, and you'll see why (BUY LOTS OF SHIT), why people who go in (BY LOTS OF SHIT) they don't need.

Then they leave and when they get home they say- man we sure ____ ___ __ ____!!!!

John

Chris said...

LMAO at John.