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….Enough to drop $335.


ECK!  In my defense, that includes booze for the rehearsal  dinner.  When I booked the restaurant, I got them to agree to a $100 flat corkage fee so we could bring our own alcohol.  They agreed — not knowing what big drinkers our friends and family are!  🙂


We got loads of different whites and reds, including merlot, malbec, riesling, shiraz, chardonnay, and pinot grigio.


And six bottles of Korbel champagne, which is what we drank after Future Husband proposed. 🙂


There’s going to be about 30 people at the rehearsal dinner, but I’m a firm believer that it’s better to have extra booze than not enough.  Plus, some of that champagne will likely be drunk for breakfast before the wedding (by me, I’m going to need it).


Going back to breakfast, I made oatmeal (of course) with pumpkin granola and coconut.


I intended to go for a run after my oatmeal digested, but Future Husband wanted to get shopping over with, so we went to Costco.  Since it’s Sample Sunday, I tried LOADS of cheeses, crackers, spreads, pastries, ham, etc.  It probably totaled up to 300 calories or so.  Yay for free snacks!


When we came home, I made a turkey deli meat sammie.


The *star* of this sammie was Cabot Private Stock cheddar cheese.  I’m pretty obsessed with Cabot (we got 1.5 lbs for $8 at Costco!!).  The alfalfa sprouts were a nice addition, too!


OK – once my food digests, I’m going to go on a LONG, LONG run! I need to pile on the miles! 🙂



  • Shannon November 23, 2008, 12:28 pm

    Gotta love Costco– especially sample day! Hope you enjoyed your amzing looking sammie!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! November 23, 2008, 12:30 pm

    love sample day!!! hhahaha…I even try food that I’d never buy, just because it’s free!!!!!
    have a great afternoon!!

  • VeggieGirl November 23, 2008, 12:34 pm

    Love the oats!!

    Hooray for Costco!! 😀

    Have a nice run!!

  • Justine November 23, 2008, 12:44 pm

    Looks like you got some good stuff at Costco 😉
    “Plus, some of that champagne will likely be drunk for breakfast before the wedding (by me, I’m going to need it).” LOVE this! Haha! Are you afraid you’ll be a nervous wreck?! It’s getting sooo close!!! I can’t wait to see your pictures and hear alllll about it!

  • carolinebee November 23, 2008, 12:49 pm

    what a jackpot! Have a good fun run 🙂

  • HangryPants November 23, 2008, 12:53 pm

    You are brave. Costco on a Sunday is crazy! Have a fun run. 😀

  • girlrunningaround November 23, 2008, 1:12 pm

    Wow! What a great deal!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 23, 2008, 1:15 pm

    justine – i know im going to be a nervous wreck. im going to get some sleeping pills to make sure i can actually sleep the night before. 🙂

  • Meghann November 23, 2008, 1:59 pm

    I really need to abuse your Costco membership sometime! 🙂

    I hope you knock out a killer run, it doesn’t matter what time of the day you get the run in, all that matters is you run 🙂

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 23, 2008, 2:03 pm

    I need to try alfalfa sprouts in my sandwiches!

    Have a nice run!

  • Nellie November 23, 2008, 2:09 pm

    Yay, free samples!

    Korbel champagne = love.

  • Tami November 23, 2008, 2:29 pm

    we were in vermont today, i thought of you when i saw all the cheese everywhere!

  • Tammy (A Wedding Story) November 23, 2008, 3:00 pm

    Wedding planning and running . . . sounds like a picture-perfect day to me. 🙂

  • Tammy (A Wedding Story) November 23, 2008, 3:02 pm

    Oh, and speaking of sleeping the night before. I was so, so worried about not being able to sleep. I actually was up until 3 in the morning writing my vows, and I woke up naturally at around 7 or 8. I took a nice hot shower before I went to bed and slept really well! And despite only getting a few hours of sleep, I’ve never felt more refreshed or awake in my life! You’ll be great!

  • Sharney November 23, 2008, 3:02 pm

    OMG!! Your sandwiches always look killer delicious! I want to eat one right now 🙂

    Yay for getting all the booze for the rehearsal dinner!! Now you can scratch one more thing off your list-hooray!

    Hope you have fun on your long run! Let us know how it went!

    Happy Sunday, Caitlin 🙂

  • seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) November 23, 2008, 3:43 pm

    I heart Costco. Great savings, great price, everytime. Do I sound like a commercial yet?

    Can’t wait to catch up on your posts. Have a wonderful evening!!

    (love the booze photographs!!!!!)

  • inmytummy November 23, 2008, 4:05 pm

    Considering you got all that alcohol, $335 is a pretty good deal. Have you ever tried their hummus? The brand is called Hannah’s and it’s definitely my favorite hummus by far.

  • Sharon November 23, 2008, 4:17 pm

    Free snacks at Costco are a meal in itself. Great choices of wine. I love Hogue!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK November 23, 2008, 4:27 pm

    I love costco runs, and I could easily drop 1,000 dollars there!!! lol keep POTM!!!!

  • Jordan November 23, 2008, 6:42 pm

    Why do you think they pay us so well? We all end up spending our entire paychecks there =P

  • Bridget November 23, 2008, 6:57 pm

    Costco has a great wine selection! Enjoy your run!

  • magpie November 23, 2008, 9:00 pm

    $335 actually seems reasonable for Costco!!!

  • Jen November 25, 2008, 9:37 am

    I love Costco enough to shop there on Saturdays, too! You got a great haul of wine; I would err on the side of too much (for a party, of course) also! 😉

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