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I am going to line outside Costco tomorrow before 10am to buy............. their rotisserie chicken. I had posted before that my husband hates rotisserie chicken. I turned a rotisserie chicken last week into chicken vegetable soup and he is begging for more. While I am there, I may pick up a bag of TP, just for the fun of it. ;) Have to keep up with the Joneses...
No, you need to buy multiple bricks of TP. It's the new Costco business model. LOL! :)

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Saw these on Facebook, thought they were too funny and had to share.

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This is even worse than the corona virus but luckily Costco can help!

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Our home (north of Toronto ON) community Facebook group page now has people posting which stores in the area have toilet paper in stock! We don't get home from our winter south for another 3 weeks and I have no idea how much tp was in the cupboard at home when we left. I do know there is a jumbo pack of paper towels in the basement that was purchased just before we left. :eek:


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I do not know how much longer I will be able to control myself. I have the urge to go to Costco and load 2 pallets of TP into my Silverado.
 

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I do not know how much longer I will be able to control myself. I have the urge to go to Costco and load 2 pallets of TP into my Silverado.
Don't forget the water!
 

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I do not know how much longer I will be able to control myself. I have the urge to go to Costco and load 2 pallets of TP into my Silverado.
Good luck finding those items. I went yesterday and the paper goods/water area was bare floor space with a sign reading: Limit 2 only stocked for opening time. It was eerie, no TP, tissues, or paper towels. The only water was alkaline, over $10 a case.


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Don't forget the water!
Maybe I can stack them. Two pallets of TP on the bottom and two pallets of Water on top. I will have Patti ride on on top of the load to protect it.

Oh no it is TEOTWAWKI.
 

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Was at Costco yesterday morning. Needed to buy some TP and kleenex before I run out, but none to be had so I bought a case of paper towels and water instead :p. Water was limited to 2 per member but looking at some of the carts, the member apparently couldn't read :crash:. Paper towels were just about out. Will be so glad when this is over.

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I’m feeling good. Got my bidet thingy yesterday. Very little toilet paper need
I thought about one of those, but is the room-temp water an issue? Somehow cold water spraying 'there' seems like a deal killer. The fancy Toto deal we tried in a Japan hotel was warm and deee-lightful. So how 'bout a review?
 

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I thought about one of those, but is the room-temp water an issue? Somehow cold water spraying 'there' seems like a deal killer. The fancy Toto deal we tried in a Japan hotel was warm and deee-lightful. So how 'bout a review?

LOL! I thought the same but now that I have used it it really isn't that bad at all. That said, they do make one that has a line for a warm water hook up. You would have to have a sink close by to your toilet for it to work because it would tap off of that.

I just use it on low pressure or a little above because any stronger and the water can spray out from under you on a small bowl like ours. If you have a higher/larger toilet I assume that would not be an issue. Just make sure you are always sitting on the bowl when you turn it on or you will be showering the entire bathroom. Ha! Ha!

It does have another knob you can turn on to clean the nozzle. When you register it on line you get a 2 year warranty.

This model I got is called the Luxe Bidet and is $34 on Amazon.
 
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I am going to line outside Costco tomorrow before 10am to buy............. their rotisserie chicken. I had posted before that my husband hates rotisserie chicken. I turned a rotisserie chicken last week into chicken vegetable soup and he is begging for more. While I am there, I may pick up a bag of TP, just for the fun of it. ;) Have to keep up with the Joneses...
Can you share the recipe for this yummy soup?
 

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In our house, my grandparents house and a lot of other peoples houses when I was growing up you had a sponge or dishrag, a hand towel and a dish towel in the kitchen. If there was a big spill then you grabbed all of them to deal with it. When I married and was in charge of my own shopping, meaning I could buy whatever I thought we needed and could afford, I thought that paper towels were a somewhat recent thing and something many people saw as an unnecessary expense. I did buy them but wasn't excessive or wasteful in my use of them and am still that way.

When I married a second time to my now husband of 42 years as of St. Patrick's Day next week, I'd never seen one person use so many paper towels. Previously I had only bought a roll about once a month and was now going through a roll a week for just two people. He never reached for the sponge, dishrag or hand towel to do anything but always the paper towels and worse if one or two paper towels would do he used four or five. I was appalled at the wastefulness and had my work cut out to get him to not automatically reach for the paper towels every time and use fewer when he did. I like to think that I've been instrumental in saving at least several trees over the years. Lol.
 

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Can you share the recipe for this yummy soup?
It is just something that I throw together on the fly, based on what I have in the fridge and freezer. Here it goes.
- One medium yellow or white onion, diced
- 8 tablespoons of pre-cooked bacon, Costco sells them in large bags, found on non-refrigerated shelves
- 5 large cloves of garlic, diced
- 2 boxes (32 oz each) of organic chicken stock - I normally get them at Trader Joe's. You can use the regular or low sodium ones. With low sodium stock you may want to add a bit of salt to the soup if you find that it needs salt at the end of the cooking process.
- 3 medium carrots, diced
- 4 stalks of celery, diced
- 8 oz of roasted halved brussel sprouts (leftover from prior meal)
- 1 red/orange bell pepper, diced
- 1 or 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1 cup shelled edamame, found in freezer section (skip this if someone is allergic to soy)
- 4 to 6 cups of 1-inch sliced napa cabbage
- 1 jalapeno diced or 1 teaspoon of dried red chilli flakes (optional)
- Ground black pepper to taste
- 1 Costco rotisserie chicken, deboned, skin and fats removed, and sliced to bite size

1. Stir fry onion, bacon and garlic until onion starts to turn transparent, about 5 minutes.
2. Add carrots, celery, tomatoes, jalapeno, edamame and chicken stock. Let it boil, cover and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes.
3. Add brussel sprouts and bell pepper for boil/simmer for another 10 minutes
4. Add chicken, napa cabbage and black pepper to taste, boil for another 10 minutes.

If you want some rice, you can scoop chicken vegetable soup over rice in a bowl. I normally use Costco's pre-cooked brown rice and have 1/3 bowl of it with the chicken vegetable soup. If someone prefers potatoes, you can add to the soup. My husband is diabetic and he eats it without additional starch.
 
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Regarding Costco returns, I really hope they demand that anyone returning TP or water stand in a separate line. Our store's return line is always out the door in normal circumstances.
 
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