Top Five: Costco Buys

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Okay, it's official. i'm old. Yes. I suddenly realized it just this past week, when I was chatting with my friend Tonya (who just happens to have the same name as me) when we launch into a full discussion on our favorite Costco buys. seriously? Remember the days when we discussed boys... and, well, boys.

Oh, and maybe shopping?

Now all the boys we talk about are under the age of 7 and the shopping is grocery shopping? yikes. I told you... we're officially old. But I digress... I love finding out about great finds that I can keep on hand to help delay the inevitable whine of what's for dinner, so I thought I'd share a few of them here with you:

1. Frozen Edamame - seriously nuke these babies for 3 minutes and Kate & I are in heaven. Such an easy thing to throw on the table while I'm scrounging for lunch.

2. Lemon Juice - I know you've seen those ridiculous jugs of lemon juice at Costco. And like me, you probably thought, who possibly buys this stuff? But, I'm not kidding... it's makes the best lemonade that tastes fresh squeeze and even better - the recipe is on the bottle!

3. Morning Star Farm Black Bean Burgers - Great on a bun... but even better chopped up and thrown on some tortilla chips with cheese for an easy, easy taco salad.

4. Alaskan Pollock Fish Sticks - I know... fish sticks? But these are tasty. And they make an easy meal if you just wrap them in a tortilla and add a little cheese & salsa. Viola... fish tacos in about 10 minutes.

5. Madras Lentils - I have to say, if they weren't offering this as a sample, I probably never would have tried it. {don't you love samples night at Costco? me too.} But these are delicious... they're perfect in the place of chili on a hot dog or poured on top of some Fritos for a quick Frito Pie.... an easy lunch.

*So, I know that this is not my typical recipe post, but I thought it would be fun for a change. I'd love to hear your top five Costco buys.

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  1. My family loves frozen edamame. I can't keep it in the house, they eat it up as soon as I buy it! I'll have to look for the pollack sticks. Fish tacos are my favorite and this would be such an easy way to make them.