Artisan rolls, dress shirts, and olive oil — these are just a few of the items that filled Bossy’s BJ’s Wholesale Club shopping cart over the Memorial Day weekend.
Bossy has written before about the benefits of wholesale club shopping, where benefits equal Bossy isn’t sure if there are benefits or not, but they sell her addiction in a jar the size of a fishbowl, for cheap.
For the next eight days, Bossy’s daughter has performances in The Sound of Music, and many friends and family will be attending the show and then coming over to drink and eat at Bossy’s house, although not necessarily in that order.
BJ’s, with its bulk packaging of items such as limes and pork tenderloins and baby new potatoes proved a perfect fit for Bossy’s holiday weekend store list, even if it is still terribly disconcerting to purchase tube socks and goat cheese under the same roof.
Jamie saysMay 23, 2009 at 6:35 pm
we don’t have bj’s where i live…we do have sam’s club, and i do have a membership to that…there is a costco about an hour north of here, but that is just TOO far to drive, and in my opinion sam’s and costco is about the same…we drink aquafina bottled water…i can get it at sam’s for $2 less, and 16 bottles more than the closest grocery store…the membership (a whole $40 a year) pays for itself RIGHT THERE, especially as we get water at least every other week, and in the hot summer months, EVERY week…not to mention all the super size frozen goods and dairy goods (like yogurt tubes, cheese, pizza rolls, and corn dogs to name a few), huge containers of peanut butter (my kids LIVE on peanut butter), and big reuseable containers of animal crackers….i really think it is a MUST HAVE for every family….
Grandma J saysMay 23, 2009 at 6:57 pm
I know I have bad night vision, and my day vision isn’t much better, but are those baby food jars at the bottom of Bossy’s shopping cart?
Cactus Petunia saysMay 23, 2009 at 8:29 pm
It is a little disconcerting, but I could get past it as long as the tube socks don’t smell like goat cheese. (Or is it the other way around?)
JK saysMay 23, 2009 at 8:42 pm
Nope, I disagree. It’s not disconcerting AT ALL. It’s mandatory. And affordable–so to speak. Oh, AND A WORKOUT! Strength training to be specific, IF you purchase enough–as if you wouldn’t. (No personal jab. We ALL are subject to over-purchase at BJ’s. By the way, socks are JUST as neccessary as olives, Missy.) And my local BJ’s sells alcohol…for cheap $$$, mind you! Oh Lordy, I love the Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc & Ravenswood Zinfindel!!! So JK says, Go Bossy! Go Bossy’s Brigitta. Enjoy the shows. Cherish the get togethers and…break a leg! 😉
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysMay 23, 2009 at 9:47 pm
Pork Tenderloin is my default for feeding hordes. I hope you’re using fresh rosemary with those fingerling potatoes.
BOSSY saysMay 23, 2009 at 10:29 pm
Grandma J: not quite baby food jars. In fact, they are pimento-stuffed olives, for the inevitable martinis.
Amber Star saysMay 24, 2009 at 2:53 pm
Our daughter gave me a membership to Sam’s and last year my husband felt left out and bought a Costco card. I’ve calculated how much we would have to spend to save a lot at these stores, but I love the bulk size for when we have guests coming and you know…a whole bunch of bananas is like $1.50 and that’s good enough for me.
Grandma J saysMay 24, 2009 at 5:15 pm
It warms my heart to know that Bossy cares enough to remind me that even though she loves her babies, she no longer has to feed them baby food.
Now if Bossy can remember that those pimento-stuffed olives are for the martinis and not finger food, the bash should be a smash!
jen saysMay 24, 2009 at 6:32 pm
Who needs cocaine when there’s COSTCO?
It’s difficult to describe the high one gets from walking into this Super Store on a Saturday morning and finding that NOT ONLY are there Tiramisu samples the size of a baby kitten, but also cheesecake, smoked salmon, mushroom ravioli AND dark chocolate truffles. Whole ones.
Oh, and tube socks.
sevedra saysMay 25, 2009 at 3:24 pm
I love BJ’s too. I actually have a trip planned there tomorrow. In the meantime, I got my most recent credit card statement:
Renee in Seattle saysMay 25, 2009 at 11:23 pm
yes, but… isn’t it also nice to not have to drive to one store for your vitamins and ANOTHER for your salami and yet ANOTHER for your summer swimsuit and STILL another for your liquor?
MariaV saysMay 26, 2009 at 5:05 am
I love one stop shopping. Saves time.
foolery saysMay 26, 2009 at 2:41 pm
Whether it’s BJs or Costco . . .
Raincoats and roses and Whiskas for kittens
Jugs of tequila and warm woolen mittens
Wild rice and fly spray and Always with Wings
These are a few of my favorite things . . .
Break a leg, Miss Bossy Daughter, and have fun all this week, Bossy family. : )
the cheap chick saysMay 26, 2009 at 5:27 pm
See, now, I live alone. So there is very little that I need to buy in bulk. Except, you know. Vodka and the like…
Jamie saysMay 27, 2009 at 11:42 am
We just got a Costco membership yesterday. I haven’t tried mine out yet so I have no idea what the inside of a Costco looks like yet. Time will tell that’s for sure.
Jamie saysMay 27, 2009 at 12:11 pm
I just posted my first poverty post. It’s about trying to make my pets more budget friendly.
Reeb saysMay 27, 2009 at 7:14 pm
GREAT JOB, foolery/13!
It rhymes, it runs, and how can a person not like a verse with a line that juxtaposes “Always with Wings” and “my favorite things”?!
Shannon saysSeptember 10, 2009 at 6:09 pm
Is that the BJ’s in chicopee MA?