Thursday, February 24, 2011

This is why we quit the first time

We just re-joined Costco after a long absence.   
This was one of Matt's recent purchases.
I just noticed how dirty my wine glass it.  Blech.
Lest y'all think I drink freakishly small glasses of wine (in which you have clearly not been paying attention), that is a two pound jar of garlic.  TWO POUNDS.  I have mixed feelings about this. 

Pro:  Costco is exceedingly dangerous to both pocketbook and waistline.  Be grateful this was the only questionable purchase.

Pro:  Your husband stops by Costco on his way to work.  There is no expectation you need to go instead so shut yer yapping already.
Con:  TWO POUNDS?!?!

Pro:  Garlic Shrimp, Garlic Bread, Cheesy Garlic Bread, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Escargot and a baguette, Lemon Garlic Chicken with mashed potatoes, Garlic Fries, Cheesy Garlic Fries, Garlic Ice Cream
Con:  Mommy's waist.  Garlic tastes better with butter and carbohydrates.

Pro:  Super-mom!  Able to knock down muggers and burglars with a single breath.
Con:  Collateral damage.  Innocent passers by will be flattened.

Pro:  Economical!  No need to ever buy garlic again!
Con:  Food Poisoning.  By the time we get to the half way point, we'll have grown a nice colony of botulism (botulii?)

Pro:  No vampires.
Con:  [Insert funny Edward/Jacob reference so people will think you're cool.]

Pro:  According to the inter-webs, this much garlic will stave off mosquitoes, acne, whooping cough, cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol,  and will cure a variety of intestinal ailments I am much too kind to describe here except to say worms were mentioned at one point. 
Con:  It's doubtful whether the medicinal benefits of the garlic would overcome the health problems triggered by eating an entire loaf of bread and stick of butter daily, for a year, which would be necessary to facilitate the eating of said garlic.

Pro:  My kiss-ee will also have garlic-breath. 


  1. I thought for a moment you were going to say your Costco sells wine and I was going to be VERY jealous.

  2. Oh! But they do! (sell wine, that is) You can't be living in a dry state, can you? The horror!