The post this month is going to be short but very sweet, literally. My trunk was jam packed, as usual, but a lot of what we bought were restock items I’ve shared in previous posts. The aim here is no repeats. Even though there are less items, I’m excited to share our haul with you this month. We discovered some new things that I think you should know about and I’m venturing out to the yard with a couple of summer seasonal items.
Let’s get to it!
We were so disappointed when our Costco stopped carrying pretzel buns some time ago. Well, they were back on the shelves in June! I believe this is a different brand than they previously carried but these little buns are SO good.
- Labriola Pretzel Slider Buns (42 ounce bag) – $5.99
Ham is a great complement to the pretzel buns so we picked up a package of Kirkland Brand Black Forest Ham. Make some really delicious sliders by adding a little mayo, mustard, a couple of slices of ham, and a slice of Swiss cheese. Warm them in the oven and you have a fast, tasty meal.
- Kirkland Black Forest Ham (1.68 pound at $5.99 per pound) – $10.06
Short ribs! Sorry, I get excited around short ribs. Occasionally I need to pick up one of these great big packages of very nice quality boneless short ribs. I love them braised in a rich tomato/BBQ sauce with carrots and onions. Click HERE for the recipe. I popped this package in the freezer for some future recipe development. This blog needs another short rib recipe!
- Beef Chuck USDA Choice Boneless Short Ribs (3.80 pounds at $7.99 per pound) – $30.36
New item alert! This is the “sweet” I was referring to and oh, man was this stuff good. Pistachio happens to be my all-time favorite frozen yogurt flavor so I had a feeling I’d be crazy about this gelato and I was right.
Super yum! Incredibly creamy right from the freezer.
- Venezia Pistachio Gelato (2.2 pounds) – $9.99
We found these great big, lightweight pots smack in the center of the store where they put all the seasonal stuff. I couldn’t believe our luck that Costco just happened to have these. We’d been pricing them out at home improvement stores and nurseries and Costco’s price was at least two to three times less than we’d seen anywhere else. Score! Of course, we’d need a ton of potting soil as well.
Just a note – these pots were moving FAST. It seemed that nearly everyone who walked down the aisle was taking a couple of them. They were nearly cleaned out by the time we grabbed four of them.
- Southern Patio Lightweight Pots – $9.97
- Soilcycle Potting Soil ( 55 quart bag) – $7.99
Here’s what we did with them. This is the back yard of my husband’s parents home which has been a rental for the past several years since his parents passed. We’ve been spending the last month doing some renovations to ready the house for new tenants and part of that involved sprucing up the backyard.
Although the backyard has a pool, it is very cement and dry looking otherwise. To help add some much needed lushness and color, we ran drip irrigation along the back fence and potted up these pretty bougainvillea and some trumpet vines. The view behind the pool will be beautiful as these grow and fill in. Love these pots! I can’t believe they were less than $10 each!
On to the section of items I “eyed but didn’t buy”. We did our shopping on a Sunday and place was PACKED! I didn’t want the wrath of angry shoppers as I stood, blocking the aisles, to take iPhone photos of the things that caught my eye. But, there was one cool new item that I couldn’t resist so I endured a few eye rolls to get the photo below. I just had to share this one with you!
So, there’s some genius out there who decided we need blue cheese slices for our burgers. Pretty clever! These are perfect for BBQ season for all the blue cheese burger lovers out there.
- Castello Burger Blue Cheese Slices (16 slices) – $8.79
That’s all she wrote (and shopped) for June. If you hit up a Costco anytime soon, be sure to check out their summer seasonal items. They have some pretty amazing prices on some of those items but in true Costco fashion, when they’re gone…they’re gone.
Take a look at my other Costco Haul posts for lots of other items I regularly stock and some other very cool finds.
Questions and Reviews
I have been curious about that gelato! Okay good to hear you like it! I need to grab one when I get back. And the short rib and your short rib recipe….looks fantastic! I like short rib too. Everything is packaged small here in Japan and I kind of miss giant packages from Costco. 😀
Hi Nami! I’m really enjoying your travel photos on Instagram 🙂 I just saw your most recent post for the Yakiniku Sauce and I got very excited to see how you prepared the short ribs. Such a great idea for this cut. http://www.justonecookbook.com/recipes/yakiniku-sauce/
OH man — this is making me want to renew my Costco membership!
Hi Rachel! I depend heavily on Costco for our meats (great quality!) and it’s always fun to find new things to try each time.