|This is on sale at Costco (online only) thru 4/20/14 -- 6 lbs for $39.99 (includes tax & shipping)!|
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Saturday's Costco Finds, Etc.
This morning we got up and ran a bunch of our errands since it was bright, sunny and beautiful out. There is rain in our forecast for the next couple of days so we wanted to get out today and get it done. Our pollen count was over 5,000 here yesterday (yuck)! I was so excited to find some beautiful wild Pacific halibut at Costco as well as a few other finds. I also picked up some skirt steak that I'm going to marinate overnight and all day tomorrow to grill for fajitas. It's a tougher cut of meat, but extremely flavorful and marinade is all that's needed to tenderize it a bit and infuse it with lots of flavor. I like to use fresh lime in my marinade so I picked up a big bag of limes. For whatever reason, limes have been harder to find here recently and when you do find them they don't look good...so I was excited to get a big bag of nice looking limes today. When we got home I made my lunch and had delicious turkey/cheese/avocado rolls that were super easy and quick and really good. I used Boars Head Ovengold turkey breast and placed some of the new "Five County" cheese I picked up today on top of the turkey and then placed slices of fresh ripe avocado and rolled it up "as is". It was so simple and so good. The longer I am wheat/grain free, the less I miss eating bread and the more I appreciate that it's the important stuff that goes INSIDE that "makes" a sandwich -- fresh, good ingredients! Wraps are nice because they are thin and don't detract from the filling. What I realize is that the majority of time, regular sandwich bread simply serves as a "holder" or a "filler" and doesn't really add much in the way of flavor (most of the time) -- and some of it is just "habit". I had a Bubbies dill pickle along with my turkey/cheese/avocado rolls -- they are naturally fermented and really good. Their label says "best pickle in the world". While I don't consider myself a pickle connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination, these were really tasty and crisp and I really, REALLY like the way Bubbies makes them (especially what they don't put in them). I haven't posted for the last couple of days because I am working on recipe projects (for others). I am functioning today on about 4 hours of sleep and so far, so good! One thing I've been wanting to say to all of you that are Costco members (if you don't already know)..."ATTENTION Costco Shoppers...Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour is on SALE!" :-) While Costco doesn't sell Honeyville's Blanched Almond Flour in most of their retail locations, they DO now carry it online! It just happens to be on sale (the sale began on Monday, 3/31/14).. You can buy 6 pounds (in two 3-pound bags) for $39.99 which includes tax AND shipping! That's what their regular 5-pound bag normally costs (so that's an extra pound of almond flour plus free shipping). Naturally, I ordered it the first moment I could (I waited until right after midnight on 3/31 to order it)...LOL. It's on sale through 4/20/14 if you are interested in checking it out (mine came in 2 days and I snapped a photo below). Here's the link: Costco Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour Sale. It's actually kind of nice having 2 smaller bags that are more easy to handle. Check out some of today's Costco and other food shopping finds below. Enjoy!