I feel very confessional today.
I love Costco. Maybe even a little more than I love my family. Did I type that out loud? Seriously, I go to Costco at least once a week and always come home with all sorts of awesome things – and not just stuff that come in 400-pack boxes.
Here are some things I picked up yesterday:
Gluten-free, free-range, super easy-peasy, and pretty tasty. I threw one pack in the freezer and will use the other pack throughout the week. I packed a few meatballs with some leftover braised cabbage and brought it to work.
Ito-en makes my favorite bottled Japanese tea and I love having these bags around to make green tea on the fly.
I eat tons of guacamole so I’m happy this comes in a three pack.
Our Costco stocks some top-shelf cookbooks along with the crap. I spied signed copies of Michael Chiarello’s new Bottega cookbook but it was next to Sandra Lee’s latest cookbook. I guess you have to take the good with the shitty. Come holiday season, they bring out the really fancy cookbooks like Alinea, The French Laundry Cookbook, etc. I hope they stock Modernist Cuisine when it comes out…
Other products I regularly pick up at Costco:
- Grimaud Farms duck confit
- Large bag of Haas avocados (on the Clean Fifteen so I’m okay with them being conventionally grown)
- Large bag of bell peppers (yes, I know it’s on the Dirty Dozen list but sometimes I can’t help myself – especially when I want to roast off a bunch of them)
- Amylu Sweet Carmelized Onion Chicken Burgers
- Rosie Fully Cooked Organic Free Range Chicken Strips
*UPDATE 7/11: I don’t buy the chicken meatballs, chicken burgers, or free range chicken strips anymore because there’s sugar and/or bad oils in ‘em.
Plus, you can return almost anything (save some electronics) at anytime with no box or receipt – even years later. I’m sold.2