The weekend after thanksgiving, Costco gives out a free cookbook featuring ingredients carried in-store. If you missed it, they might still have a few hanging around the customer service area you could ask about. Here’s a link to last year’s cookbook, which I actually think was better. As I was thumbing through this year’s, it made me think of all my quick throw together lunches I can make during baby’s nap time that pretty much use Costco foods that I store in my freezer. They offer a lot of great prepared meals, but here are some of my favorite things I can whip up in 5-15 minutes, no measuring required!
Nutella smoothie. Oh Costco bananas. At something to the tune of $1.31 for a bunch, I never get through them all, and they always go bad at the same time. Now I buy them, peel them, and chop them into one inch slices and freeze in a bowl. To make my smoothie, I pry away 5 or 6 frozen (this is the key!) slices with a butter knife, add a heaping dollop of Nutella, a bit of milk, and ice, and blend it. It is so, so good.