By in Food

My Favorite Costco Food

I am a single person, living alone. It does not make much sense to have a Costco membership for $55 a year, because everything one buys is in bulk.

This bulk-buying is great on items, such as toilet paper. I have also purchased the organic pasta in six-1 pound packages. I split them with a family member.

However, for me to go through 50-pounds of beans, or a case of tuna, just does not make sense to me. As well, I do not have a freezer that will hold that much of any frozen product. I am trying to get past this food-hoarding, so Costco mega-sizes do not help.

I really should think about asking my sister if she wants to start to go with me and do a food "share." She has a 7-year-old son. She also has a 20-year-old daughter who is pregnant and living with her beau. It might make some sense for us all.

My favorite item is the roasted, rotisserie chicken. At $4.99 per bird, I usually buy two at a time. I slice them up, freeze the meat (both white and dark), and I boil the two carcasses to make stock and use the meat from the bones to make chicken enchiladas.

I boiled the two I had with wilted celery, a few carrots, some onion, bay leaf, and thyme on Friday night. I need to bring it back to a boil, cool down, pick the bones. Once I strain it, I plan on making some chicken barley soup, and chicken cheese enchiladas. I will have enough to make to share with my 82-year-old friend.

Of course, this favorite food does not include the Costco hot dog and soda meal for $1.50. That is in another category all to itself!

© Copyright 2015 - Coral Levang. All Rights Reserved.

#Costco | | |

Image Credit » by skeeze

You will need an account to comment - feel free to register or login.


CoralLevang wrote on July 5, 2015, 1:06 PM

FIVE bathrooms for two people? Wow!

Some things make sense to me, like the organic pasta. And I do share quite a lot. But I eat differently than most Americans, so I rarely buy a lot of processed foods.

CoralLevang wrote on July 5, 2015, 2:22 PM

Ah, that makes more sense. I had envisioned your living in the likes of Downton Abbey with all those bathrooms. emoticon :winking:

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 5, 2015, 2:29 PM

When our two boys were still living at home an in their teens having a Sam's Club membership made a lot more sense. Now as empty nesters we rarely shop at Sam's other than to occasionally buy gas or paper goods. I do enjoy their take-and-bake pizzas.

melody23 wrote on July 5, 2015, 2:31 PM

I love Costco's pizza and always get a slice when I am in. A while back I decided to buy a full pizza to take home and cook that night instead, only to realise when I got home that it didn't fit in the oven!

CoralLevang wrote on July 5, 2015, 2:46 PM

There are some things that make sense, yes. I wonder if their pizza is similar to Costco's.

CoralLevang wrote on July 5, 2015, 2:48 PM

I am guessing that their take'n'bake is the same that they serve in the deli / food to buy and eat there section?

I like pizza that is crispy and well-toasted cheese. I have not bought one to bring home. That pizza would feed me 10x over.

melody23 wrote on July 5, 2015, 3:50 PM

Yes its the same pizza and it is huge, more than enough to feed the two of us for dinner and again for lunch the next day. I had to cut it in half in the end and cook each half separately which probably wasn't a bad thing given how big the thing was.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 5, 2015, 9:24 PM

I would imagine that the two are quite similar.

Shellyann36 wrote on July 6, 2015, 3:10 AM

When we had a membership to Sams I split it with my Mama. We would always buy the products together and split them. Of course I have three boys and my hubby now so it is not hard for us to go through lots of grub. I do also have 2 freezers and storage space for the shelf staples.

Paulie wrote on July 6, 2015, 4:07 AM

You certainly know how to get the most out of roasted, rotisserie chicken. Very seldom have I purchased bulk items from Costco or stores like it.

CoralLevang wrote on July 6, 2015, 11:20 AM

Well, I split my membership, but it's another single person who won't split products. LOL

Ruby3881 wrote on July 6, 2015, 1:36 PM

We've recently heard that Costco might be setting up a location in our town, which thrills me to no end! It is many hours' drive (necessitating either an overnight stay or cross-border travel) to access Costco right now, so it just isn't worth our while considering the small amount of cargo space in the van and the fact that there are a lot of restrictions here on importation of grocery items.

In Montreal we had a wonderful food warehouse that catered to businesses and individual, without need to purchase a membership. They always offered non-perishable goods in a full range of sizes, so even a single person needn't be stuck with too much of a given item. And the prices were fabulous! I wish I could find a similar business here....

CoralLevang wrote on July 6, 2015, 1:43 PM

Well, the chicken I can buy one at a time. I just choose two because it's equally as messy for one than the double.
I pride myself where the making the most is concerned.

CoralLevang wrote on July 6, 2015, 1:44 PM

I love places like this/that.
I am a single person still with a large family mentality. LOL Gotta feed the world.

Shellyann36 wrote on July 6, 2015, 5:27 PM

I understand. We need to renew our membership. It ran out last year.

BarbRad wrote on July 7, 2015, 4:28 PM

My favorite good-for-me Costco product is the broiled chicken strips in the meat department. The strips are already broiled with no added ingredients, and ready to eat cold as is, as I'm doing now, or use in salads or casseroles. My normal lunch is cold broccoli chunks, already cooked, bite sized pieces of the chicken, and anything else I have around that can go into a salad -- a Persian cucumber cut up, lettuce, sliced marinated artichoke hearts, also from Costco, whatever. I eat the salad with fruit and maybe crackers or chips. The chicken comes in a pack of two separately wrapped two-pound packages. I keep one thawed in the refrigerator and freeze the rest until I need the next package. I go through a package a week by myself. It's a great buy and lets me eat my main meal with almost no time and work.

BarbRad wrote on July 7, 2015, 4:31 PM

I buy their frozen 4-pack of Kirkland cheese pizzas and add veggies before cooking. They don't take up too much freezer room, and we can bake the whole thing one night and reheat slices all week as needed.

CoralLevang wrote on July 7, 2015, 11:39 PM

That's a great idea. I do that with the Trader Joes broiled chicken strips. I'm sure this is less expensive at Costco. I will look for it next time I go in. Thanks!