Does anyone else hear the angels singing at the glorious image above?
I have a bit of a passion for a place called Costco.
There are so many wonderful things at Costco.
And everything comes in such large quantities!
I mean, who wouldn’t want a 300 lb container of cashews?
And since I have to use the potty every 13 seconds right now, that giant package of toilet paper makes my heart do a little jig.
A long time ago, a friend and I went shopping at Costco together.
Let me tell you! I was so inspired by the things she put in her cart! I learned about a hundred new quick and easy meal and snack ideas from just watching her work the store.
It got me to thinking that most people tend to get in a rut when it comes to grocery shopping.
We buy what we buy because we always have.
It’s nice to every once in awhile get a peek into someone else’s cart and be inspired on how to provide for your own Happy Home.
So, for what it’s worth, here are the things I buy at Costco. First stop, chips and snacks!
The Happy Buddy just loves these Veggie Straws!
And let’s face it, it’s hard to get veggies in Happy Buddies, so I am thrilled that at least a miniscule bit of spinach is getting in him somehow.Have you ever tried these chips?!
Good heavens. That enormous bag is like $4 and will feed your Happy Home for weeks.The Happy Hubby and I like to dip those delicious chips in this yummy hummus.Let me introduce you to a little thing I call Heaven in a Jar.
Ohhhhh, Almond Butter.
I eat you every day for breakfast on toast with sliced bananas and raisins on top and I never get tired of you.
This is the only meal I wanted after I birthed our 10-pound monster baby.
I am not even kidding when I tell you that I wrote a letter of thanks to MaraNatha for making this amazing-ness and they wrote me back and included some pretty awesome coupons for more almond butter.This is an extra-large bag of ground flaxseed.
I am always sneaking this stuff into the Happy Buddy’s applesauce.
It is a fabulous source of those good-for-you-fats everyone is talking about these days.Every Sunday after church our Happy Home enjoys chicken salad paninis made with this canned chicken!
I’ve also used this chicken in casseroles and it works great!!!The one meal I make pretty much every week is Spaghetti Goulash.
These enormous jars of tomato sauce are my favorite!I love that I can buy 3 lbs of organic ground beef for just $13.
I stock the freezer full of these babies!
You never know when the Happy Hubby might ask for his fave Taco Pizza or Taco Pockets.This huge-o bag of frozen organic broccoli is just $5 and has been our Happy Home’s preferred veggie for a long time now.
Need a 3-Step Dinner Idea??
Here is what the Happy Hubby and I like to make for a quick and healthy meal.Step 1 – Buy a package of salmon filets with basil pesto butter and grill them.
Note – These salmon filets are sometimes a little on the pricey side, but we just think they are so worth it.
Step 2 – Top grilled salmons with Mango Peach Salsa.Step 3 – Serve grilled salmons and salsa over this easy-peasy microwavable quinoa/brown rice blend.
You will not even believe how delicious this meal is!
And I don’t even break a sweat putting it together (probably because the Happy Hubs does all the grilling – love that man). I simply press the 90 seconds on the microwave for the rice.The Happy Buddy wanted me to make sure that you are aware of how incredible these Mickey-shaped chicken nuggets are.
First trimester=10 servings of these nuggets per week for the Happy Buddy (not to mention an overabundance of TV watching).
He is having the time of his life.
I am praying that the Lord will make up for what might be lacking in his nutrition (and mental stimulation) these days as I try to stay awake for longer than 5 minutes at a time. And, finally, every trip to Costco needs a good companion.
And that good companion will generally need a snack, so bring plenty.
Happy Costco Shop-ing!