Here’s a budget fail story. We had the Sam’s Plus membership and I think it was $100 per year plus, through Vince’s employer, we got some kind of discount. When it was time to renew probably in October, Vince decided we don’t use it enough to keep it. I didn’t think that was true but figured if we decided we needed it, we could always get it again.
Today when we were in Abilene, HE wanted to go by Sam’s so he decided to renew our membership. We got just the basic membership which was $45 and we had a $10 credit for having spent something so we got the membership for $35.
There isn’t a Costco around here and the closest Sam’s is in Abilene so we don’t go a lot but I do think it’s worth the membership costs. So, we’re back to having a membership and I’m happy about that.
This was my big find today. Hatch Valley Flame Roasted Green Chiles. For dinner, we had okra cooked with garlic, and leftover pork chops and collard greens from yesterday.
We both used the chiles on to of everything and it made the food so good. For breakfast tomorrow, we’re going to have the leftover quiche and I’m sure we’ll use the chiles on that too.
We also got tuna and salmon at Sam’s. We’re going to grill the tuna tomorrow so I can hardly wait for dinner. We’ll smoke the salmon in a few days . . once the temps warm up a bit. Tomorrow is going to be near 70 but after that, it’s going to be cold. I think our high on Sunday or Monday is going to be in the low 30’s. Chad just told me that one night this weekend they have a low of -2. Brrrr! That is not helping with my attempt to convince Vince to move back there.
Oh . . another funny story. Addie had a dentist appointment today and Nicole said everyone in the dentist’s office, all at separate times, came to her to tell her they had heard we were moving back and wanting to know when it was happening. She said she kept saying “They were looking for a place to buy or rent here so they’d have a place to stay when they visit but so far that hasn’t happened.” They all were sure we were moving back. Dang . . I hate to disappoint the folks at the dentist office so we should just go ahead and do it, right?