Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Way

Everyone has their own way of doing things, and this is mine. I don't want to take away from other methods or insinuate that my way is the best, but it works for me. Let me know if you have any suggestions, I'm always looking to make things better and easier!

I'm a Costco fan. I'm not much of a bargain shopper, I just like having things in large quantities at my fingertips. Warehouse shopping has a bit of a bad rap because there is a tendency for people to go overboard. If you know what you are doing though, you can avoid this. Speaking strictly of food, here's my advice:

Meat. Buy your meat at Costco. And because my cooking leans toward the erratic side, I heavily utilize my freezer. For example, today I bought:

* 6lbs of Ground beef separated into 1lb patties which I later individually packaged and stored in my freezer (and while I was shopping I found a bag of frozen packages of groung beef in 1lb increments--made mental note for next time)

* 1 package of 2 beef roasts which I wrapped individually and froze

* 1 package of two pork tenderloins that were already individually packaged which I froze

* Salmon, Mahi Mahi, Halibut, and Tilapia that was already individually vacuum sealed and frozen in single serving portions

* Frozen Green Beans. These work well frozen, like peas, but other vegetables (try as I have in the past) really don't work frozen.

I also bought a few other things, but this is just an example of how you can have various types of meats available at all times for your meals.

Basically, my mantra for Costco shopping is: Divide and freeze. You can't lose.

And now I'm ready to start making dinner! (stay tuned)


Annalee said...

I love costco too!!