I’m sharing a two month combo haul this time around because… well because March was gone in the blink of an eye and there was just no time to pull it together. Truth.
We had a houseful again with the boys home from college on Spring Break. There was a lot of action in my kitchen – baking, cooking the big meals again, and all that fun stuff. So, here I am in April sharing my last two Costco hauls but I think it was worth the wait. There were some good finds this time around, including seasonal items for Easter and a little appliance I’ve wanted forever.
Let’s go shopping!
I had a bit more bounce in my step during the April haul since I was packing my rewards certificate. Needless to say, I did well on this shopping trip.
These lobster raviolis were a first time buy and they were deee-lish. They are rich and decadent and I think best just tossed with a little olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Highly recommended! See below for a super quick dinner idea including these ravioli.
- Rana Maine Lobster Ravioli – Two 13 ounce packages – $12.99
The boys are back in town, the boys are back in town…… It’s required that we have something in the freezer that hungry guys can heat up and eat in a matter of seconds. Taquitos are always a great choice. By the way, this package is dust.
- El Monterey Chicken Taquitos – 30 count (51 ounce package) – $9.99
Okay, listen and listen good. This is the second time I’ve purchased an antipasto assortment from Costco and I’m singing it’s praises LOUDLY. This one includes Italian dry salami, dry coppa, proscuitto, and black pepper coated Italian dry salami. Slice up some cheese, grab some crackers, and place it all on a serving platter along with this antipasto and it will be the most loved appetizer at your gathering. And, it takes only a couple of minutes to throw together.
This Steakhouse Onion flavor is the most recent Yancy’s cheese we’ve tried and we loved it. Put it on the platter with the antipasto. That is precisely what I did.
- Busseto Gourmet Antipasto -20 ounce assortment – $11.59
- Yancy’s Fancy Steakhouse Onion Aged Cheddar Cheese – 1.24 pounds at $5.79 per pound = $7.18
Besides being super cute, this tangerine juice is a delicious change from your morning OJ. The boys loved it, I loved it, it’s a winna!
- Cuties 100% Tangerine Juice – two bottles (48 ounce each) – $5.69
Costco has a better price on greens than I ever find, anywhere.
- Wholesome Garden Organic Baby Spinach (16 ounces) – $3.49
- Earthbound Farm Organic Half and Half (16 ounces) $3.69
This is the first time I’ve seen the bagged cauliflower in the ultra cold produce room. I’ve been wanting to share a cauliflower recipe so it had to come home with me.
- Cauliflower (32 ounces) – $3.39
A seasonal item for Easter – the spiral sliced ham. I love that I can pick one of these up WAY ahead of time and I’m set to go. These hams are all vegetarian fed, have no added hormones and no antibiotics. I’ve had great success with them and definitely highly recommend them for your holiday meal. For a delicious, easy recipe for this very ham take a look HERE.
- Applewood Smoked Cured Ham (8.11 pounds at $3.99 per pound) – $32.36
I had a big group over for dinner one night and roasted both of these to feed the gang. More than enough for 12 of us and a good value in comparison to the higher priced cuts.
- USDA Choice Tri Tip Roasts (7.49 pounds at $4.20 per pound) – $31.46
I’m loving these thin-cut boneless rib eye steaks. They cook on my indoor grill in a matter of minutes, they’re super tender, and just the right size for a steak sandwich.
- USDA Choice Thin Sliced Beef Rib Eye Steaks (3.43 pounds at $9.49 per pound) – $32.55
Here’s a crazy busy day dinner idea for you. I grilled up a few of the rib eyes and served them along with the lobster ravioli (above) and some roasted asparagus and it was literally a 5 minute meal. I’m talking actual cooking time. It doesn’t get much quicker than that.
And, of course, I was so happy with the result I shared this photo of the pretty and very tasty meal on Instagram. Come find me on Instagram!
A pantry staple that it was time to restock.
- Kirkland Organic Tomato Sauce 12-pack (15 ounce cans) – $6.99
This beer will last a very long time in this house (did you believe that?). The husband enjoys the seasonal beers from Gordon Biersch and was happy to see this Spring Selection.
- Gordon Biersch Variety Pack Spring Selection (24 pack) – 21.99
I’m most excited about this purchase. I’ve been wanting a fabric steamer for ages and the price was right so I grabbed it. I loathe lugging out the ironing board every time I need to banish a few wrinkles on a blouse. I can’t wait to steam away!
- Conair Extreme Steam Fabric Steamer – $27.99
And, last but not least. Because I’m not 20 anymore. Because I can’t read a thing without glasses. Because I can’t seem to find my glasses…EVER. I decided it was time to stock up on reading glasses. A pair for my bag, for every room, for work. I’m covered. I’m totally going to rock that red pair.
- Reading Glasses (3-pack) – $18.99 less $4.00 off coupon = $14.99
I’m adding a new feature to this series this time around. I’m including a few items I didn’t buy, but I wanted to! I pulled out my iPhone and snapped some photos so I could share.
OXO Pop Containers! I’m crazy for these things. Costco has this 8 piece set for the low price of $47.99. I expressed my deep love for them when I reorganized my pantry a while back. To read more about that project and the containers click HERE.
If my boys were younger I’d be all over this super cool color changing LED flexible light kit. It comes with a wireless remote control! This would be a pretty cool addition to your young person’s room and the price tag is only $24.99.
They were carrying two types of ham for Easter this year. The spiral sliced variety that I bought (up above) and this Applewood Smoked Master Carve Ham. I have not seen this one before and was intrigued. If anyone has tried it, I’d love to hear how it worked out for you. It comes in at $2.79 per pound. A little less expensive than the spiral sliced.
That’s all she wrote (and bought) in March and April.
If you’re a Costco shopper, what are your favorite buys? I’m always on the lookout to try new items so please share!