Tex-Mex Guacamole and Shopping at BJ’s Wholesale Club

Love #guacamole? This Tex-Mex Guacamole #recipe is the perfect summer party recipe! I found all ingredient items at BJ's Wholesale Club! #ad #BJsSmartSaver

As you probably know by now, I’ve done some cross country moving in my life!

When I lived in San Francisco, after 26 years in New Jersey, I missed so many comforts of home from living in the northeast. When we moved back together to start a family two years later, and settled in Massachusetts, one of the first places I visited was BJ’s Wholesale Club. I had missed my favorite store! Now we live sandwiched between two great locations – one way out in the country and one in a city. I love going to both locations, and being a satisfied member of BJ’s Wholesale Club.

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Here are five things I have loved about being a BJ’s Wholesale Club Member during my 3-month free membership:

1 – Convenience. They have EVERYTHING I want for my favorite recipes. I love the variety of products and how you walk from aisle to aisle, station to station – having food samples, checking out the bakery, deli, freezer, produce sections, etc. BJ’s biggest advantage is fresh food, and they have everything my family needs for our weekly shopping trip. They’re also the only major wholesale club to offer a full-service deli! I can go on! Members can have fresh meats cut to their specifications at the deli, and butchers will recut and repackage at no additional charge. BJ’s accepts all forms of payment, including EBT, and members can research, shop and install electronics with help from BJ’s Tech AdvisorsTM.

BJ’s has a Pick Up & Pay® program that allows shoppers to stock up by reserving items online and then picking up in-club. BJ’s gas prices are among the lowest around, and members can save time and money by filling up their tanks at BJ’s Gas®. Lastly, BJ’s members approved for a My BJ’s Perks® MasterCard® can earn up to 5 percent cash back every time they shop and earn 10 cents off per gallon at BJ’s Gas®. Check out their website for more info.

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2 – Family. I love to do my weekly shopping with my kids. There are so many wonderful kid products, and I love to stock up on food for their school lunches. Being a BJ’s Wholesale Club Member affords our family so many benefits.

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3 – Value. Did you know that BJ’s beats supermarket prices on national brands every day – saving families up to 25 percent off grocery store prices every day? And it’s the only major wholesale club to accept all manufacturers’ coupons, offering families another great way to save.

4 – Variety. So much variety! BJ’s has exclusive brands – Berkley Jensen and Wellsley Farms. BJ’s offers excellent value for seasonal needs, and has a great range of party ready items, like the tapas section in the photo above!

5 – One-stop shopping. Whether you’re looking for a grill or patio set, to garden and pool supplies, BJ’s Wholesale Club has it. Are you looking for gifts for the dad or grad in your life? Are you looking for toys or electronics? Find everything you need in one place for your summer cookout! Look at all these ingredients I found for my Tex-Mex Guacamole:

Love #guacamole? This Tex-Mex Guacamole #recipe is the perfect summer party recipe! I found all ingredient items at BJ's Wholesale Club! #ad #BJsSmartSaver

Check that out! I was so happy to have all these ingredients together to make this for my family and friends:

Tex-Mex Guacamole

Yield: 8-10

Tex-Mex Guacamole

Ingredients

  1. 4 ripe Avocados, pitted
  2. ¼ cup of frozen or canned Golden Corn
  3. ¼ cup of Black Beans
  4. Juice of 1 large lime
  5. ¼ cup chopped Red Onion
  6. 1 Roma Tomato, seeded and chopped finely
  7. 1 Jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  8. 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
  9. 1 tablespoon of Taco Seasoning
  10. ¼ cup of chopped Cilantro + more for serving
  11. Salt to taste

Instructions

  • 1. In a large bowl, mash avocados with a fork or potato masher until smooth, but a little chunky
  • 2. Add the lime juice, taco seasoning, minced garlic and salt and mix well
  • 3. Add the corn, black beans, chopped red onion, jalapeno, tomato and cilantro
  • 4. Mix well
  • 5. Taste and add more salt or lime juice if needed
  • 6. Serve immediately with tortilla chips
  • 7. Enjoy
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Love #guacamole? This Tex-Mex Guacamole #recipe is the perfect summer party recipe! I found all ingredient items at BJ's Wholesale Club! #ad #BJsSmartSaver

Love #guacamole? This Tex-Mex Guacamole #recipe is the perfect summer party recipe! I found all ingredient items at BJ's Wholesale Club! #ad #BJsSmartSaver

Sign up for a free 3 Month Membership with BJ’s Wholesale Club and watch the savings pile up!

Love #guacamole? This Tex-Mex Guacamole #recipe is the perfect summer party recipe! I found all ingredient items at BJ's Wholesale Club! #ad #BJsSmartSaver

Beach Days Jello Cups

Checking in here – this is the first day of gorgeous May weather for us. And I mean gorgeous.

These Summer Fun Jello Cups are the perfect #recipe for parties, summer gatherings and birthday parties. Watch out for sharks under the water! #DIY #recipe

Warmer than that and we’re already thinking about the beach. Although if you read my post earlier today, the beach is already on my mind. This recipe, though. It’s adorable. We can agree that sunny and 75 with low humidity and only puffy clouds in the sky is pretty amazing, right? And can we also agree that these are adorable. They’re almost too cute to eat.

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I’ll make do, though. Right now is a crazy month – with work being at its peak busiest. Then there are field trips and field days, preschool conferences and kindergarten buddy days. I’m feeling a bit overwrought. What I’m thinking about is relaxing by the beach. I’m thinking about cool blue water, slower breaths, and slower paces. I’m thinking it’s a goal to achieve.

There’s always time for the crazy. Let’s make time for the chill:

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Beach Days Jell-O Cups

What You Need:

2- 3oz. boxes Jell-O, Berry Blue Flavor
1 pkg. Honey Teddy Grahams
2 boxes Rainbow Nerds
10 Clear Plastic Cups
1 pkg. Gummy Lifesavers
1 pkg. Airheads Extreme Sourfuls
5 Drink Umbrellas
Black Edible Marker
Optional: Gummy fish/Gummy Sharks

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What You Do:

  1. Prepare Jell-O according to package directions.
  2. Pour about 3-4 tablespoons of nerds into 5 plastic cups.
  3. Place an empty cup into each of the cups with nerds, and place a gummy fish down in each cup if you would like.
  4. Pour Jell-O into each of the 5 cups, and fill within 1/2 inch from the top.
  5. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until gelatin is set.
  6. Use the Lifesavers and Airheads as floats to put on top of your blue gelatin water, and put the Teddy Grahams on the floats. (Make sure to put the Teddy Graham inside the lifesaver before you place it on the jello). Place an umbrella into each cup as well.
  7. The nerds resemble rocks in the ocean while under the blue gelatin cups, but they can be added to the Jell-O to eat or just by themselves.
  8. Use Black Edible Marker to paint “sunglasses” on the bears!


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Happy Beach Days!

These Summer Fun Jello Cups are the perfect #recipe for parties, summer gatherings and birthday parties. Watch out for sharks under the water! #DIY #recipe