Tuesday, December 23, 2014

またコストコに行った

今日は12月23日でクリスマス直前の為コストコ店内がすごく混むかと思ったけど、以外にそうでもなかった。面白い事にクリスマスの商品が全部なくなっていたから、先月買った上記の写真のクリスマスマットを買ってよかった。2300円は安かったと思う。
今年のコストコクリスマスロールケーキ (1.5キロで)
今日は上のクリスマスロールケーキを買いに行ったんだけど、2400円で思ったよりも高かった気がして、下記の写真の常にコストコで置いている大きいケーキを買うのを考えていたけど、やっぱやめた。。。。。。。
通常の大きいコストコケーキ(3.6キロのケーキが2400円。安い!)

下記のリンクはコストコ通のブログへのリンク

http://costcotuu.com/20141223/post_45836.html

玄関マットがセール中だった!
半年前に上の外用の玄関マットを買って、教室のドアの前に敷いて、スナも同じマットを一階の玄関用のほしかったから今日はもう一枚を買った。今日は運よく、ちょうど同じ商品が400円引きで、1300円で買えた!ラッキー!^0^
角に置ける猫用の爪とぎポール。いいね!
このねこの爪とぎポールをセナとニコに買ってあげたかったけど、6000円じゃちょっと高い。
今日はベーカリーで沢山買って来た。今日はマフィン、クロワサン、チョコクロワサン、クッキーとピザを買った。買いすぎたかも。^_^;
今日の夜ごはんはコストコピザだった。

Sunday, December 21, 2014

長男も猫が病気。(-_-;)汗

先週火曜日と水曜日が寒かったせいか、今日、うちの長男、シュンとうちの猫、セナが病気。多分シュンは最近流行しているインフルエンザだと思う。セナは嘔吐下痢で大変だけど、セナは吐く時にちゃんとカーペットがないフローリングの所に行って吐くから、助かる。^^

皆さんも風邪を引かないように。

Sunday, December 14, 2014

気になる!

先週二トリで新しいクリスマスツリーのライトを買いました。今までのライトは17年前に長男が生まれた時に買ったライトを使っていて、捨てるのがちょっと悲しかった。当時はまだLEDのクリスマスツリーのライトがなかった時代だから50発のライトが5000円だった。高かったね!でも昔のライトの方が奇麗だと思う。でも昔のライトの電気代がすごいから、時代に合わせて今年からLEDに変えました。
今回はニコ初めてクリスマスツリーを見るからすごいクリスマスツリーのオーナメントが気になっていて。。。




Sunday, November 30, 2014

今月のキッズレッスンのお菓子!

いつもレッスンの終了後に子供達にお菓子(飴)を上げているけど、12月はクリスマスだから、飴の他にハーシーズキスもあげる事にする。だから、今日はコストコで3600円で3キロ以上のハーシーズキスチョコを買った。やっぱコストコは安いよ!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

“Yoshida’s Sauce”・“グルメのたれ”

I bought this bottle of this popular “Yoshida’s Sauce” at Costco last month, and some were wondering how it was. I recommend cooking chicken with it in a frying pan with vegetables. When cooking with this sauce in a frying pan the chicken tasted more like yakitori.

In the picture above, Suna had grilled chicken with the sauce in the oven. This was also very good because the meat was very soft.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

My New Friend

I saw this black cat outside my house today for the first time.
I fed him some cat food and he decided stay around a little longer.
I then sprayed a cardboard box with catnip
He loved it!

Hope to see you again soon!^0^

Jack o Lantern Pies

My student made these "Jack o lantern" sweet potato pies for me before Halloween. I really enjoyed them and promised to write about it on my blog, but I had completely forgotten. Sorry.........
They were very good and cute! The "stem" is crushed nuts.
The eyes and mouth are chocolate.

Thank You!^0^

Sunday, October 26, 2014

My Kids Made Cupcakes for My Birthday

My kids made cupcakes for my birthday yesterday. I think the chocolate chip ones were the best. If you look carefully you can see in the picture above, it reads “HAPPY BIRTHDAY 37 OTIS”
These big Costco containers are really useful for reuse. We can put a lot of things in them. In this case we were able to keep all the cupcakes in this one container.

Otilia baked cookies too, but they were a little dry……^_^

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

授業中のプレッツェルとチップス

今日のレッスン中に先週コストコで買って来たプレッツェルとチップスを食いながら行ったよ。量は多かったけど、なかなか止まらないんだよね。。。。。
今日食べたプレッツェルはキッズレッスンの子供達にあげている、かためのハロウィーンタイプじゃなくって、もうちょっとやわらかめのだった。個人的に俺はかためのクラシックタイプが好きだけどね。
コストコの人気商品

Friday, October 10, 2014

ハロウィーンのプレッツェル・Halloween Pretzels

こういう時にまたコストコが本当に助かるよ。教室に来ている沢山の子供達みんなにお菓子あげたいから、コストコの安いお菓子をあげられる。
レッスン終了後に子供達に毎回お菓子あげているし、その上、レッスン中のゲームで勝った子供はご褒美としてお菓子をもらって大喜び。^^
10月31日がハロウィーンだから、2週間前にコストコで1、150円で70個のプレッツェルの小袋入りの箱を買った。今月からはいつものお菓子をもらえる上にプレッツェルのおやつももらった子供達はうれしそう。今週またさらに二箱を買った。最近円高だから、コストコのアメリカ産食品が4・5年前程安くない。これからコストコの商品の値段がちょっと心配だよ。12月にクリスマスの同じような商品があるといいな。。。。。。
jack o lanternのプレッツェル
 コウモリのプレッツェル

Monday, August 4, 2014

A cicada stopped on our balcony wall

It had been raining for three days, so the cats were eager to get outside on the balcony, when it finally stopped raining today. The cats were relaxing when a cicada decided to stop by. Then the cats lost it. Especially Senna. The cicada was a little too high for him to catch it though.


Shopping at Costco・コストコ久山

I went shopping at Costco last week. My students enjoyed my previous entry about going shopping at Costco so I thought I would write another one. There were so many things I needed. Although shopping is really cheap at Costco, I always end up paying more than 20,000 yen. WTF! Whenever I just look at each individual item, it is very reasonably priced, but since I can’t get any of the products I like near my house I always end up stuffing my shopping cart full over there.
I got two new doormats. 1,780 yen each, one for the main entrance and one for the class entrance.
I got a pack of colored pens for the children’s classes. 50 colored pens were 1,338 yen. Not bad. The kids loved them.
Three new chairs for the class at 1,580 yen each. The quality was very good for a fold-up chair, compared to those I used before. The students were glad with the new chairs because they were so much softer. I think it was a great deal.
One of students asked me to get her some cheese and wine. I think the one bottle was not enough for her. I should have gotten three or four. It was really cheap, only 568 yen. Perhaps I should have gotten some white as well. I’m afraid the bottle will be empty real soon. The block of cheddar cheese was really cheap. I got one for myself too. 1 kilo of cheddar cheese cost only 1,198 yen. My family loves cheese so after just one week the whole block was gone………….
I got Nutella for the kids. They love it. It was really cheap here. This huge jar was only 738 yen. 
Unfortunately, they didn’t have the peanut butter I like…….
I got four jars of pickles! They were only 548 yen, so I had to get lots! What else was I supposed to do?
I really want to make brownies again, so I got a box of brownie mix for making four batches. The box of brownie mix was 1,198 yen.
I regret buying the two huge bags of chips. One 1 kilo bag cost only 598 yen, but I and my children ended up eating two bags in one week. Not good……
They didn’t have my favorite last week, a huge American apple pie. I was a little glad, because otherwise I would be eating too much of it in just two days. However they did have the usual muffins. I had to get the muffins. One pack of 12 huge fresh muffins for just 838 yen is irresistible. I put most of these in the freezer so I could enjoy them for over two weeks.
Suna loves to get lots of ketchup. Ketchup is so cheap here. Three 1.25 kilo bottles cost only 998 yen. That’s super cheap.
I have to get the mustard for when I make hotdogs at home.

Speaking of hotdogs, I had to have one of Costco’s pork hotdogs and a slice of pizza before leaving. 
We couldn’t finish the chowder though…….......

Below is a link to my previous about shopping at Costco

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/otis_eikaiwa/e/abf3305dc233b6513e2f94e160d9ae5a