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Costco For Passover and Easter

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Heads up for people celebrating the holidays but who don't want to knock themselves out cooking!

OMGosh, the special items I saw there today! Fabulous Smile

Lots of Passover food, in fact I picked up a ready-made pot roast and handmade latkes. They even had matzo ball soup and chopped liver.

Also an apple wood ham for Easter, hot cross buns, rolled salmon appetizers, Irish cheddar, etc.

You don't have to cook anymore when you're doing a holiday, Costco has it all {#emotions_dlg.w00t}

"Oh, mother country, I do love you."
John Stewart

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TrackerGal1303258881.40723626 PostsRegistered 8/7/2007

Love latkes.{#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

kdgn1303258897.17313051 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

They had restaurant made tortes last week. The reps were there and I had a taste of one-it's now sitting in my freezer. $13.99, reg. $35+. Absolutely delicious and can stay frozen for up to 6 months. Not that it will make it that long.....

Noel71303259847.1534868 PostsRegistered 8/8/2007

The latkes are fresh and all you do is pop them in the oven. I think I'll do that tomorrow night with the pot roast, tonight is our typical been-to-Costco dinner featuring the rotisserie chicken.

And kdgn... oh, yes, the desserts! I tried not to linger in that area too long, but I did grab the hot cross buns, which really look good. Better than I see in bakeries.

"Oh, mother country, I do love you."
John Stewart

kdgn1303260244.2913051 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

These tortes aren't made by the Costco bakery. I think the name really is Restaurant Made-they supply 'high end' restaurants and for the life of me I can't remember the name of a single one. I guess I was too busy enjoying the taste of the torte I had....

The week before they had individual angel food cakes, 12 to a double package, right by the strawberries as you walked in the door. A package of 6 are gracing the freezer too-I haven't tasted an angel food cake that good since Marshall Field's at my grandma's.

Noel71303261343.234868 PostsRegistered 8/8/2007

kdgn -

I saw those little individual angel food cakes, or some just as you've described, and they were right by the strawberries! I'd have gotten those, but we've got lemon meringue pie on the menu for Sunday.

I love going to Costco just before the holidays, it's like being a kid in a candy store {#emotions_dlg.w00t}

I also got a new box of their assorted cards for birthdays, etc. Nice choice, 30 for $18.00.

"Oh, mother country, I do love you."
John Stewart

lovesrecess1303261468.8613615 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008Texas

last night they had beautiful small chocolate eggs in individual plastic packages....over with the cheesecakes, etc. I was in a hurry so don't know if they are cake eggs or what

colliemom31303261494.10715823 PostsRegistered 9/7/2010

I'm going to Costco tomorrow to pick up some items. They always have great things there. I usually go there 2 or 3 times a month.

Lynnj1303261545.52716232 PostsRegistered 12/26/2006

Yummmm, Mind if i come for dinner tonight, tomorrow, AND Sunday Noel?

Noel71303261606.3234868 PostsRegistered 8/8/2007
On 4/19/2011 colliemom3 said:

I'm going to Costco tomorrow to pick up some items. They always have great things there. I usually go there 2 or 3 times a month.

So come back and tell us what you found {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

"Oh, mother country, I do love you."
John Stewart

Noel71303261646.4634868 PostsRegistered 8/8/2007
On 4/19/2011 Lynnj said:

Yummmm, Mind if i come for dinner tonight, tomorrow, AND Sunday Noel?

Love it {#emotions_dlg.tt1}

"Oh, mother country, I do love you."
John Stewart

Noel7130326184834868 PostsRegistered 8/8/2007
On 4/19/2011 upsidedown said:

last night they had beautiful small chocolate eggs in individual plastic packages....over with the cheesecakes, etc. I was in a hurry so don't know if they are cake eggs or what

Cheesecakes? I missed that.

But I did see some little colored French macaroons in an open floor frig, oh, and incredible chocolate tortes for only $15.95, next to a milk chocolate egg something. I have no idea what it was... a little small to be a cake.

I was overwhelmed, I tell ya!

"Oh, mother country, I do love you."
John Stewart

Free2be1303265795.11710474 PostsRegistered 6/7/2006
On 4/19/2011 kdgn said:

These tortes aren't made by the Costco bakery. I think the name really is Restaurant Made-they supply 'high end' restaurants and for the life of me I can't remember the name of a single one. I guess I was too busy enjoying the taste of the torte I had....

The week before they had individual angel food cakes, 12 to a double package, right by the strawberries as you walked in the door. A package of 6 are gracing the freezer too-I haven't tasted an angel food cake that good since Marshall Field's at my grandma's.

Take my advice and don't bother. I'm someone who loves almost everything, am in no way a picky eater but those little cakes were abominable. They had a peculiar aftertaste - maybe from additives, I don't know. They surely don't taste like angel food should. I threw most of them out.

Oops, now I've re-read and see you like them. Sorry, just a difference in tastes. Glad you don't have to toss yours out. LOL

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Free2be1303267059.0310474 PostsRegistered 6/7/2006

I paid $16 for a Costco chocolate torte recently. I didn't look at the price first or I wouldn't have put it in my cart!

It had raspberry filling and was elegantly delicious. These large desserts are wonderful for company whether it's for dinner dessert or just with cofee or tea.

Besides, I'm always tuckered out from getting the house in shape and with a dinner to boot, I like not having to think too much about a dessert.

"Beware the irrational, however seductive." ~ Christopher Hitchens

Dagna1303295553.94714010 PostsRegistered 2/10/2006

Love Costco! Totally agree that they make entertaining easy if you don't want to make everything yourself. And they always have something new so you don't have to worry about repeating.



Noel71303320175.7934868 PostsRegistered 8/8/2007
On 4/20/2011 callulacaitha said:

Love Costco! Totally agree that they make entertaining easy if you don't want to make everything yourself. And they always have something new so you don't have to worry about repeating.

That's the fun part for me... always something new {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

"Oh, mother country, I do love you."
John Stewart

Noel71303320326.334868 PostsRegistered 8/8/2007
On 4/19/2011 Free2be said:

I paid $16 for a Costco chocolate torte recently. I didn't look at the price first or I wouldn't have put it in my cart!

It had raspberry filling and was elegantly delicious. These large desserts are wonderful for company whether it's for dinner dessert or just with cofee or tea.

Besides, I'm always tuckered out from getting the house in shape and with a dinner to boot, I like not having to think too much about a dessert.

Free -

That sounds like it might be the one I saw there yesterday... fancy, and with a long chocolate curl on top as I recall. Maybe 10" long, by 4" wide?

That's an unbelievable price for around here. It would go for at least $30 in a bakery.

"Oh, mother country, I do love you."
John Stewart

Free2be1303323487.82710474 PostsRegistered 6/7/2006

Noel, it was called a torte but was actually a short & wide two-layer cake about theat size. I think of real tortes being several thin layers. After cutting into it I was surprised that it was labeled a torte but I guess they wanted to because it was almost as much filling and genache as it was cake.

This had genache on top with white chocolate leaf-shape decorations and genache ribbons around the edges.

I froze the leftovers but they are long gone, lol.

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