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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Weekend Cooking- Roast Beef from Costco

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Every month or so, I make a trip uptown to go to Costco. I always pick up at least one of their rotisserie chicken because at $4.99 a chicken, you can't beat the price, and I can get two to three meals out of one chicken. (Crispy Chicken Wraps are my favorite.)

Last month I found another great item at Costco. In their refrigerated meat department, they have a package of fully cooked sliced beef from Cuisine Solutions. Inside are two pouches of cooked beef, in a delicious au jus. I open one pouch, pop it in the oven and 20 minutes later, I have an entree ready to go.

The beef is partially sliced and the only ingredients are beef chuck tender, kosher salt and black pepper. No caramel coloring, no preservatives, nothing else. It's so easy and the beef is tender and tasty. This time around I paired it with a homemade potato salad, fruit salad and spinach salad, and it made a simple and easy weeknight meal.

I hope Costco keeps this product in rotation. I've often discovered that when I find something I like at Costco, it disappears a few months later. If you shop at Costco, keep your eyes open for this one.

Speaking of grocery stores, the big news this week in NYC is that Wegmans is coming to Brooklyn. Everyone here went crazy with joy, there was singing and dancing in the streets, and although it will be two years before it opens, that gives me time to look for a house in Brooklyn.


  1. That beef sounds terrific! I wonder if you can freeze it before you cook it. I have yet to experience Wegman's.

  2. Oh I'll have to tell my mom about that beef. Sounds like it'd be perfect for her. Yay for Wegmans!!!!

  3. That beef does sound good. I'll have to watch for it at my local Costco. And they do have good roast chicken.

  4. We (girlfriends and I) make a Costco run periodically to Kailua-Kona. And, my favorite pick is the bag of frozen chicken tamales. Great to keep in the freezer for quick meals.

  5. I wish we had a Costco or something like it!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out