Just look at the crabs I was talking about!
Look at the meat!
And look at all those little white crockpots full of surprisingly high end nibbles.
Costco is Perfect for Big Party Prep, and that’s why it gets my “Sunday Best” Seal
What I loved the best is that Costco has changed their packaging. When I used to go, I would buy bulk poultry and beef, and then come home and spend another hour or so packaging them into smaller portions for the freezer. This warehouse retailer has figured it out. You can still buy 18 chicken thighs, but they come in 6 different packages all bundled together. It’s wonderful!
Yes, there are still long lines at the checkout counter, but the packagers are friendly and helpful. Luckily, I was on a schedule, or I would have spent the entire day shopping at Costco. I’m back home now, and getting ready to start preparing for my party. Here’s a sneak peek at the menu and a link to the item that I think will be my guests’ favorite: Chipotle Spiced Candied Bacon.
Mayan (Mexican Celebration for 40 guests) I had a little bit of fun with all the end of the world talk this December!
Merry Berry Margaritas
Chipotle Spiced Candied Bacon
Chorizo Hogs in a Blanket
Grilled Shrimp Mini-Tacos
Five Layer Mexican Dip n Chips
Ham and Potato Chip Tortilla
Latin Spiced Tenderloin Sliders
Chipotle Chicken Thighs
Pescado a la Veracruzana
Veggie Enchiladas with Mole Sauce
Chopped Salad with Peppery Thousand Island Dressing
Spanish Rice and Sherried Black Beans
Creamy Corn Bread
Cinnamon Pound Cake with Sangria Spiked Cherries and Lime SorbetPumpkin Tres Leche Cake
Chocolate Chipotle Brownies
Salted Caramel Brownies
Sunday is the day for food exploration—it’s also a golden standard; if I wouldn’t serve it Sunday, chances are I won’t serve it at all. Sunday is also the day for Sunday excursions – afternoons spent strolling through markets, galleries, and country fairs. The next time you are looking for a eye-opening food experience – check out Costco.
I look forward to raising my glass with you and toasting to a 2013 that’s filled with Sunday Best dishes.