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Holiday food shopping at Costco. .

Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve, what are things you buy for the holidays...new item must haves?

Remember, the Friday after Thanksgiving is the free Costco cookbook that is fab.

Happy Holidays!

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  1. Just saw 3 pumpkin rolls for dessert around $12 that looked really good...could freeze one, eat one on Turkey day and the other for the weekend with turkey sandwiches..

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    1. re: Beach Chick

      Gee, hope the person in the "Home Cooking" thread who now has to make a pumpkin roll in addition to 3 other desserts sees this thread. Might be able to avoid making that 4th dessert...

    2. Galbani mascarpone

      Sticky toffee pudding

      Wine/bubbly - picked up Acacia Carneros Pinot on sale for $10.99 & Roederer Estate on sale for about $15

      Haven't bought LaMarca Prosecco but did taste it at a luncheon just yesterday & have to say, at $11 or so, it is one well priced sparkler. Not too sweet nor dry...could have used more bubbles but hey.

      1. Saw the whole prosciutto de parma for 8.99 per pound. Less than half the price per pound of a super market. They have lots of large format wines and higher end spirits. Don't forget their pumpkin pie.

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        1. re: treb

          Love love love their Pecan pie...not much of a pumpkin pie chick but others fave about it and they are reasonable in price.

          Brussel sprouts with maple syrup..bag is about $3.99
          Butternut Squash cubed for $4
          Pretzel rolls..$5.99..perfect for turkey sandwiches later
          Vueve Cliquot..$42.99

          Have you tried the Scalloped pots from Main Street Bistro?

          1. re: Beach Chick

            Those pretzel rolls rock. I did pick up the cookbook as well.

              1. re: JerryMe

                They discontinued carrying the pretzel rolls in PC, NY. Totally bummed.

                1. re: liza219

                  Are you sure they discontinued them?
                  They are a huge hit in So. Cal and I'm sure they are elsewhere in the US.
                  I would call admin office at your local Costco and find out whats going on and tell them you want them back!

                  1. re: Beach Chick

                    This is probably a vendor supply issue.

                    1. re: Beach Chick

                      Yup....hubs worms at Costco. Apparently, it didn't sell. I don't know how. We were buying 2 bags week, and everything lately comes on a pretzel bun. I loved them! Sniff, sniff

                      1. re: liza219

                        30 minutes ago. Santee, CA (San Diego). Full rack, still steam in the bags.

                        1. re: Cathy

                          So jealous. Hubs works at Costco.....doesn't worm there.

                          1. re: liza219

                            Maybe your DH can worm your Costco in to stocking pretzel buns!

                            1. re: treb

                              I've been working on it. Its not his department anymore, but I do nudge him to mention it wjjen he can. Even suprmarkets are starting to carry it. I saw it in a shoprite flyer yesterday! I always joke with him that I find out more about costco on chowhound, than he does from work!

                              1. re: liza219

                                Twice we've had favorite items discontinued. We immediately wrote one of those slips "tell us how we're doing," and whether that had any pull or not, both items magically reappeared. Hey, we gotta take power whereever we can!

                                1. re: pine time

                                  I'll give it a try....it can't hurt! Lord knows that's probably more effective than nagging my husband. You should see how annoyed he is that before he gets his foot through the front door, I ask, "anything new? discounted? did you find out which Costco carries Bone-in prime rib? Why not? Who else can find out? ",etc, etc.

                                  1. re: liza219

                                    Saw the 'bone' in standing rib yesterday.

            1. Prime (as in Prime grade) rib holiday roasts! Sometimes they get bone-in. Sometimes they're boneless. I put a couple in the freezer for the rest of the year.

              Their peppermint bark is addictive.

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              1. re: rainey

                I second the recommendation for the prime rib (or if you can't afford prime, I've seen the regular grade, its called a "standing rib roast" there was well). Shows up a few days before Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Father's Day as well, I believe. Those are the only times you can get it there, and its very reasonably priced.

                1. re: ePressureCooker

                  My Costco (Brick NJ) has boneless rib roasts all year long but not bone-in.

                  1. re: Jerseygirl111

                    Right. But do they stock Prime Grade all year? Lucky you if they do. Out here it's only a few times a year -- Christmas being one of them.

                    1. re: rainey

                      Look for beef items in BLUE foam trays. Those are Prime. I see those throughout the year.

                      1. re: rainey

                        I don't think they do. I never buy my PR there, because they usually only have the boneless and I want the ribs too.

                      2. re: Jerseygirl111

                        Lucky you, although I don't think I've ever made a boneless roast before...I think I've always had it bone-in...

                        1. re: Jerseygirl111

                          On a whim, my father bought a 7 pound rib roast (with bones) for Thanksgiving and my sister decided to just make beef instead of messing with turkey, too. We had talked about whether she should halve it and freeze half to cook for Christmas. Good thing she didn't listen to my advice and cooked the whole thing: she said the men in the family (my father, her husband, and 9 year old son) just descended upon it like cavemen who'd never seen roast beast before and ate the whole thing up. No leftovers. None. She said she doesn't know why she bothered making all these side dishes because the men basically ate the beef and potatoes, and very little else.

                          I told her next year, make your life easier and just throw raw steak and a bowl of mashed potatoes at them and be done with it.

                          1. re: ePressureCooker

                            That's awesome. The men in my house love Prime Rib also, but I get the Flinstone size ribs. Puts me in touch with my inner lioness.

                            1. re: Jerseygirl111

                              I just bought a double pack of those Flinstone ribs myself today along with Greek yogurt gauc, kale veg chips, avocado oil, PB 2 pkg, dim sum, zucchini patties, potato soup, spanish almonds, cheese blintzes, pierogies, lamb chops, hemp seeds, farro, canned salmon, rolls, cocktail olives, their cookie pack and a couple of books.

                              I almost left with another Christmas tree but I forgot the rack clips.

                              1. re: HillJ

                                I dare you to post a picture of yourself eating them! Lol

                                It's rare I ever leave there without their rugelach.

                                1. re: Jerseygirl111

                                  LOL!! I've never had Costco rugelach. I just made a batch of apricot but I ordered a few dozen from Zabar's.

                                  1. re: HillJ

                                    Really? They are not homemade of course and only have 2 flavors, raspberry and chocolate but they hit the spot.

                                2. re: HillJ

                                  They had avocado oil at your Costco??!!! You're in NJ, iirc, yes? Which store?

                                  1. re: ohmyyum

                                    The Hazlet, NJ store.
                                    eta: I just looked at my receipt, I paid $9.89 for the bottle. The pallet was on the left side of the oil, vinegar, jarred food aisle.

                        2. re: rainey

                          My costco (portchester, ny) doesn't carry bone-in. Does anyone in the nyc metro or northern nj know if their costco carries? I'm willimg ro drive some. Even lower Connecticut. Got itlast year from stew leonards, but o wanted treat my family to a prime-prime rib. We only want a bone-in though. We have a tradition of making pirozkhi with the leftovers. Last year they came out awesome....couldn't imagine with prime!

                          1. re: liza219

                            There was no Prime Prime Rib in Brick, NJ. there was only choice, many boneless, a couple of bone-in left. $12.99 lb, I believe. There were even 7 bone roasts.

                            1. re: Jerseygirl111

                              Both the Kirkland & Woodinville, Wa stores had prime bone in prime ribs today at $15.99/lb. They looked amazing and this time were much better looking than the choice which they also have bone in. They don't have a very large supply and I don't know how long they will have them - from past experience, not very.

                              1. re: FoodDee

                                The Redwood City store had Prime grade bone-in today. Also $15.99 a pound. They only had a few. I recall from past years that it was very hit and miss - people grab them as soon as they're put out.

                          2. re: rainey

                            Prime Bone-in Standing Rib Roasts in Woodinville (Seattle) yesterday at $11.99/lb. There were four whole ones in the case in the cryovac, but there were also some smaller cut ones in the blue trays in the case at the same price. Bought one whole one for our restaurant staff dinner and one more for the family. They're dry-aging now for Xmas Day(maybe we'll save one for New Year's Eve).

                            Magnificent marbling -- best I've seen yet from Costco.

                            1. re: acgold7

                              acgold - I just contacted the Woodinville costco about the price difference since I paid $15.99. They say the price currently comes up at $15.99 so you got quite a deal.

                              1. re: FoodDee

                                Just double checked mine in the fridge. $11.69, actually, and the cut ones were $11.99. Are you sure the $15.99 wasn't the boneless rib-eyes?

                                1. re: acgold7

                                  No, that was for the prime quality bone in. The store was actually surprised when I asked because $15.99 is what comes up in their system.
                                  You got a real deal, though the ones I got are so amazing looking I really don't feel too bad about paying $15.99.

                                  1. re: FoodDee

                                    Wow, then.

                                    I've been hesitant to go back into the store because it's been so nuts the past few days but I'll go tomorrow and see what they say on the tags.

                                    The quality of the two beasts I have dry-aging in the fridge is awesome.

                                    1. re: acgold7

                                      acgold7 Still $15.99/lb today. Not as nicely marbled as the ones I got before Christmas.

                                        1. re: FoodDee

                                          Yeah, they caught on, I guess. Cut Bone In at $15.99, Seasoned Cut Bone In or Cut Unseasoned Boneless at $16.99. No whole Bone-In in sight.

                                          Guess I got lucky. Lamb racks are up two bucks as well. Standing Pork racks at $3.99 though, not great but decent.

                                          But talk about lucky... those who are finding Iberico ham? I am so jealous.

                                          1. re: acgold7

                                            Wonder what stores have iberico ham. Did manage to get the lamb discount and consider the rack of pork more than good enough to pay $3.99.

                            2. unsalted butter
                              organic turkey
                              Nathans cocktail franks
                              Pecans for pie
                              walnuts for cookies
                              prime rib or other roast for Christmas
                              unbleached all purpose flour

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                              1. re: rasputina

                                Oh! Definitely the baking supplies including vanilla beans ($12 for 10 bourbon beans).

                                And the vat of Kirkland vodka that's under $30. It's reported to be Grey Goose. I use it to make vanilla extract as well as a variety of liqueurs. Works for holiday martinis too. ;>

                                1. re: Jerseygirl111

                                  I'm curious too - I got a flyer from Costco about "Black Friday Weekend" that mentioned it - "Cooking with Costco products" -and I'm wondering if it's worth going for it (and a little xmas shopping, but not much). Do they do this every year?

                                  So far I have bought cranberries and this great cranberry cheese from England. I'm going back and getting a wreath (I just couldn't buy one before Thanksgiving). Last year I bought a bunch of twinkle lights (sold out everywhere else).

                                  1. re: khh1138

                                    It's a very nice soft cover book that they put together every year. Each recipe is in essence "sponsored" or put together by a product manufacturer to show you what you can do with their ingredient-- and that product is sold by Costco.

                                    It is different every year. But full color, every single recipe has pictures. Very nice. Good intention abound here, as I have many years editions, but ahem, I've never cooked from it...

                                    If you Google "cooking with Costco" the first page of results are the online versions of the old books; you can also go to www.costcoconnection.com and in the left-hand menu select the "resources" tab, starting the fourth or so down you'll see the old editions you can click on and look through.

                                    I will warn you, some warehouse get more copies than others -- when I worked for the company, my warehouse was out Saturday morning while the one about 15 miles away had so many palates of them they were available into the next week.

                                    1. re: LuckyCharm

                                      Neato! This is really tempting, given how much of our food shopping we do at Costco.

                                  2. re: Jerseygirl111

                                    It's a cookbook of recipes using things that Costco sells. My mom has been collecting them for years.

                                    1. re: rasputina

                                      Thank you all for the info. Might have to go Black Friday.

                                  3. I guess I'm a bummer cause I don't look for the fun things cause I don't get to cook them. Darn relatives . . .

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                                    1. re: autumm

                                      There's no rule that says you can't have Thanksgiving food any other time of the year. Cook away! ;D

                                    2. Has the stuffed brie shown up yet? /drool

                                      1. In the past, prided myself on my pumpkin pie, NO LONGER!
                                        Costco pumpkin pie is really good, and feeds two families for a great price.

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                                          1. re: marekunz

                                            Here's my issue with that pumpkin pie (which does look GREAT). How do you cut and serve it? The thing is so massive, that I can't quite see cutting traditional pie slices. They'd end up being really long and skinny and hard to maneuver out of the pie? Or am I just a pie serving wimp??

                                            1. re: jbsiegel

                                              At that price, no sliver slices need be cut, cut it like a normal pie and enjoy.

                                              1. re: jbsiegel

                                                Yes, that pie should serve at least 12, so the dessert plate needs to be a sandwich/salad sized plate. The key to getting ANY pie slices out neatly is to cut three slices, then remove the middle one first. The additional cuts allow some wiggle room, which keeps the first piece from breaking. Since the pie slice is thin and looks a little funny on the plate, garnish the plate with something - you can drizzle caramel sauce over the slice and plate, dollow whipped cream next to the slice, put a few candied nuts on the plate, any or all of the above!

                                                1. re: greygarious

                                                  What an excellent tip about cutting pies, grey! I always mangle the first and figure it's mine.

                                                  1. re: ohmyyum

                                                    I always mangle that one too. I usually cut more than one and then take them out as one big piece and separate onto plates. I'll have to try the "taking the middle one out first" thing. Thanks for the tip!

                                                    1. re: jbsiegel

                                                      Since I am also genetically incapable of carving a turkey (we call it hackarama turkey in this household), I thought every first slice of pie was a mangle! Thanks, greygarious.

                                                      1. re: pine time

                                                        If you are genetically incapable of carving a turkey, are you also incapable of boning a turkey? Its much easier than carving (I think so, anyway), you won't have people watching you making you nervous, and if you butterfly it before cooking, it'll make service so much easier, carving largely irrelevant and your turkey will cook in a fraction of the time...

                                                        1. re: ePressureCooker

                                                          Have never boned a turkey, but have seriously been thinking of it for next year. Thanks for the encouragement.

                                            2. I love costco, but I hate going the week before t-day. the lines are always so long that i wind up regretting the whole trip. anyone have any tips for this tuckered out turkey trekker?

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                                              1. re: ahuva

                                                Get in the cigarette line, buy some butane lighters (for the BBQ) and its a small price to pay to avoid the regular lines, which are much, much longer. ;D

                                                1. re: ahuva

                                                  When I can't make it over, I piggyback my order onto a friends and they get the goods for me. I make them dinner :)

                                                  1. re: ahuva

                                                    I went today for our usual Tuesday run, and won't be making that mistake again. Not even a lot of samples to make up for the crowds.

                                                    1. re: ahuva

                                                      I also hate the crowds at Costco. My method for avoiding them is to get there early. They try to open their doors 15 minutes before the actual opening time. Sometimes they make it, sometimes they don't. But when I need things, I'm sitting in the parking lot waiting for the doors to open.

                                                      I grab my items, and by the time I get to the checkout, there is usually only one or two people ahead of me. It has made shopping there much less stressful for me!

                                                      1. re: Heidi cooks and bakes

                                                        Our Costco closes at 8:30 PM during the week, and I work relatively close to it and get off work at 8 PM. That last half hour they're open is empty and quiet -- pure shopping pleasure. I get everything I need and make my way through the self-checkout lane within ten minutes.

                                                        1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                                                          That's good to know because ours was PACKED at 3pm today, when we thought it would be much, much better. Yikes.

                                                          1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                                                            Yes, same here. I never go to Costco on the weekend; I go on a weekday evening after 7:00 p.m., usually on a Monday through Thursday. Even if the store seems crowded with shoppers, the checkout lines are never very long.

                                                            1. re: goodeatsgal

                                                              The nearest Costco is about half a mile from my house and during the summer we sometimes make more than 1 visit /day on the weekend. If you arrive when it opens you'll be out quickly, even on the weekends. It's just down the street from the dry cleaners so I hit both and am back home in about 45 minutes.

                                                            2. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                                                              There's always a tradeoff -- sometimes I like to run through the aisles like I was on Supermarket Sweep circa 1965 but, when I went at noon this past Sunday, the place was packed full of slow-movers blocking the aisles but I easily made a lunch out of the samples.

                                                              1. re: Bob W

                                                                The dreaded cart people. . we've all been one, you know, the ones that leave their brain behind when shopping at Costco.
                                                                Carts left in unattended, in major walkways, always near the sample food carts..

                                                                Out of my way people!

                                                                1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                  ^^^^ this. I am pretty sure they were secretely making another Invasion of the Body Snatchers at my Costco last Saturday around noon.

                                                                  Weekend shopping + Holiday Season = me going bonkers.

                                                                  1. re: Dax

                                                                    I call it "Night of the Living Dead."

                                                                  2. re: Beach Chick

                                                                    i especially loathe the families who maximize their width--walking on either side of the cart, hands draped over the side, so as to block the aisle with maximum efficiency. people, there are other folks here, who are trying to SHOP!

                                                                    1. re: chez cherie

                                                                      And they drive the same way on the roads.

                                                          2. Shrimp cocktail, hummus, spanikopita.

                                                            1. Scored a ready to bake turkey breast with stuffing and gravy today for 29.00. Since my regular oven is broken I was delighted to find this at the montgomeryville pa Costco in with the giant chicken pot pies and stuff.
                                                              I was worried the turkey in the roasting pan would not fit into my convection oven but since I bought the oven at Costco it was easy enough to stroll over to that section and see if it would slide in their oven for sale. It did!
                                                              So many pies today. Especially the pumpkin ones. I did cave in and buy a pecan pie even though I am the only one who likes pecan pie. Yikes! Thank goodness for my chest freezer.

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                                                              1. Has anyone seen clementines at Costco? The ones at ShopRite are all rotten.

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                                                                1. re: Jerseygirl111

                                                                  I saw them at the Maplewood MN location today

                                                                  1. re: autumm

                                                                    Thanks! Did they look good? Maybe I'll call mine tomorrow.

                                                                  2. re: Jerseygirl111

                                                                    They were sampling them in HN today, really sweet.

                                                                  3. They have the Seafood road show before Christmas..
                                                                    I like to do shrimp cocktails, lobster bisque and use either puff pastry or crescent rolls as èn crôute..huge hit..good bleu vein cheeses..a little bubbly and it makes for a good start for Christmas Eve.
                                                                    King Crab legs are also a winner.

                                                                    Loved to do a 'Feast of the seven Fishes'..yum!

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                                                                    1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                      Feast of Seven Fishes, must be the Italian in you BC, speaking of which, I greet you today from Florence, yes Italy!

                                                                      1. re: treb

                                                                        Stai Zitto Cazzo!

                                                                        Hope your hanging at the Savoy or the Four Seasons. .
                                                                        Enjoy and I guess your Florence trip trumps my Aloha and Vegas trip..
                                                                        Love love love Enoteca Pinchiorro!

                                                                        Being where the likes of Giotto, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi and Michelangelo.
                                                                        Classic 15th century Renaissance..so jealous and hopefully, will be there next year.

                                                                        Are you on a cruise from Civitavecchia..if so, enjoy and eat and drink well and put on that powder blue leisure suit with the contrasting stitching with the white patent slip on loafers.

                                                                        ; )

                                                                        1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                          and don't forget the white belt to match the shoes!


                                                                    2. Has anyone tried the Kirkland Eggnog Liqueur? Is it Evan Williams rebranded?

                                                                      1. We were at a party last Saturday night and the hostess had put out a bowl of peppermint yogurt covered pretzels in snowflake shapes that she got at Costco. Oh my - they were so incredibly addictive. When nearly all the guests had left, I grabbed the (huge) bowl and nearly ate the rest of them (admittedly, the sparkling wine might have altered my inhibitions).

                                                                        Our Costco membership has expired but I might have to re-up just to buy some of those pretzels!

                                                                        1. Has anyone seen the big (quart?) jar of california sundried tomatos? (used to be in the aisle with olive oil etc.)

                                                                          Last time I was at montgomeryville PA they were gone.

                                                                          I mince them up and put on pizza instead of red sauce. I'm gonna starve if they're discontinued.

                                                                          If someone does see them or have them in your pantry please post the costco item number so I can call my local store and ask about it.

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                                                                          1. re: Dave_in_PA

                                                                            I saw them at my Texas Costco this week. Sorry I didn't buy any so I don't have the item number

                                                                          2. Costco was just sampling their Belgium Chocolate Assortment, oh my, I forgot how good they were. Sold!

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                                                                            1. re: treb

                                                                              I posted above before seeing your post -- yes, great value. Attractive box and very nice chocolates inside. No need to go to Godiva!

                                                                            2. Just saw Kirkland 6.5 qt French Cast Iron Oven made in France, Hmmmm... wonder who makes them for Costco LaC? same glazing colors, for $20 off regularly $79.99 now $59.99 till 12/29. Quite a deal! Also, SilPin rolling pin with a SilPat mat, blowing them out for $14.97.

                                                                              1. Went shopping in Brick, NJ this past Saturday. All the wooden boxes of clementines had rotten ones inside. So disappointed. Was there bad weather in Spain or Morocco this year? I am not having much luck at all finding good clementines.

                                                                                Also they had no Hebrew National hotdogs. Yet plenty of Kirkland All-Beef, Sabretts, BallPark and Thumanns. Did they stop selling HB?

                                                                                1. I bought a tub of the La Terra Fina Wild Smoked Salmon Dip for around $10 last week for the holidays..

                                                                                  I ate it all with those yummy sesame crackers from TJ's..
                                                                                  I squirted fresh lemon juice over every loaded up cracker and damn, the salmon dip really popped.

                                                                                  It's so dang good and highly recommend it..just wait a little longer to get one or get two if your like me and eat the holiday stuff before the actual day..

                                                                                  Hand gesture 'L' to the forehead. .

                                                                                  1. My kids (age 9) love to try the expensive chocolates I occasionally buy from places like Garrison Confections in RI, so at the holidays I always get them each a box of the Kirkland Belgian chocolates. They are $11.95/lb and more than good enough for most people.

                                                                                    1. Currently in the Seattle store they have a great sampler of 4 mini brie rounds from rouge et noir/Marin creamery. Excellent cheese and 9.95 for the sampler.

                                                                                      Other tempting Holiday items are the French cheese sampler and the Spanish cheese sampler. Nice to have the smaller size cheeses so you can have more variety at parties.

                                                                                      1. I just received a gift membership to Costco as a Chanukah present from my son.

                                                                                        I live in Broward County, Florida and am a family of one.
                                                                                        There are so many good things to buy there but how much mayonnaise,cereal, etc. can I use or store.
                                                                                        I bought cornish hens(four pack) which were selling at a good price and a rack of baby lamb shops. I only have so much room in my freezer.

                                                                                        Any suggestions for me on shopping the store wisely?

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                                                                                        1. re: jpr54_1

                                                                                          Find a friend or two that would like to shop with you and split quantities.

                                                                                          1. re: jpr54_1

                                                                                            Splitting buys with a neighbor works for me and we have a larger family. But, you might be surprised to discover that a great deal of the bulk in some Costco items is all the packaging. I break down everything I buy from there into smaller portions; whether it goes in my frig or freezer. The cornish hens and the rack of lamb chops are great choices. This week, I purchased a whole smoked white fish and cut that down into four pcs, a barrel of pickles, a container of green olives and a big bag of fresh whole lemons I split with my neighbor (for parties).

                                                                                            1. re: HillJ

                                                                                              did you freeze the whitefish?

                                                                                              btw the lamb was delicious
                                                                                              spatchcocked 3 of the cornish hens and made chicken soup with the fourth.

                                                                                              1. re: jpr54_1

                                                                                                Yes, I froze the 2nd one I went back for while enjoying the first fish I purchased as homemade smoked white fish spread and over green salad.

                                                                                                Isn't it great when you find something you enjoy at a good price and good quality. I was paying about $10.00 at the butcher shop for the same rack of lamb and the cornish hens at Costco are larger than the average size I see at the grocery.

                                                                                          2. we had chili/cheese tamales and chicken tamales yesterday (I steamed them) and highly recommend the chili/cheese ones.
                                                                                            Tamales traditional here in So Cal.

                                                                                            1. Has anyone seen any La Tur cheese at their Costco? Just came by from the downtown SF store, and didn't see any.

                                                                                              1. Yesterday in Daly City, CA they had the Framani sausage & sage stuffing on closeout for only $2.97. I didn't buy it because I make my own but that was a great price.

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                                                                                                1. re: walker

                                                                                                  Also, the 3 lb bags of cranberries were marked down to $1.99 instead of $3.49. They freeze really well. I just made breakfast buns with chopped cranberries .. recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I was surprised and pleased that it turned out just right the first time, not that used to working with yeast.

                                                                                                  1. re: walker

                                                                                                    Wait till just after the 1st of Jan, they blow out their Kirkland Spiral Sliced Hams, like usually $.97 per pound.

                                                                                                    1. re: treb

                                                                                                      I wonder if/when they'll mark down the jamon iberico, about $26 now. The Harry's creme fraische mashed potatoes and the sticky toffee pudding are GREAT, would be nice to get those at close out.

                                                                                                      1. re: walker

                                                                                                        If you can get jamon iberico on a blow out, grab as much as you can. I'm hoping for those Kirkland Belgium chocolates as well. I also look for the whole vanilla beans, usually half off.