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Costco Adventures III

Have I ever mentioned Costco has great snacks in bulk?  Every time I walk by the aisle full of sugary delight, I’m tempted to buy something, whether it’s a box of assorted chocolate or a bag of gummy bears.  And every time I walk into Costco, I come out with much more than I had initially planned.

I bought this box of Mott’s Fruit candies that come in 72 packets and I’ve been munching on them in class, in the library, and at home.  They’re not as sugary as I thought they’d be -which is good, I suppose-but they are really soft and sometimes I accidentally swallow one without chewing.

Recently, I was sucked into buying chocolate covered acai and blueberries.  In all honesty, I was ready to grab a box of Twix on my way out, but this bag of dark chocolate just beckoned to me.  Before I knew it, I had one bag of these chocolate delights in my cart and was mourning over the Twix box I had left behind -I really wanted to buy that too.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough hands to carry both back to my residence.

I was studying for exams when I started eating these chocolate covered blueberries and I can’t get enough of them!  They were expensive, but they are very delicious!  The dark chocolate smell that wafts out of the opened bag just distracts me from my studies and I keep telling myself to close the bag.  Yet, a small ball of chocolate blueberry goes a long way and I find myself distractedly eating as I read my textbook.  My housemate agrees the snack is great!  The slightly chewy center is the best.  I’m sad I only discovered these now when I could have had them for three extra months.

They’re from a company called Brookside and the bag has a zipper on it to seal the freshness in.  It’s $9.99 at Costco, but I think they’re completely worth it!

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Costco Adventures II

As part of our celebratory dinner that night, we also decided to buy this box of 48 pieces of frozen desserts from Costco.  The price was just right, being priced at approximately $13.  We were all so excited to go home and eat these nifty desserts!

The packaging was pretty standard.  They were separated in their respective boxes by their “type” and each type were thrown together in a clear plastic bag.  Nevertheless, I will not complain about things like this when Costco is selling it at that price.  You see, I tend to crave things on a daily basis and desserts is a huge part of “things I like”.

I love frozen desserts which range from soft ice cream to ice cream parfaits at Demetres.  I simply love eating ice cream.  I don’t know how to describe the feeling it brings me every time I go out and have ice cream.  It’s like the light shinning at the end of a dark tunnel when you’re having a stressful or heavy day at school.


The desserts starting from the bottom picture:

Coffee Flavoured Ice Cream Cakes (Bottom Right)- These are actually one of my friend’s favourites.  It has a very light and subtle coffee taste so no need to worry if you’re not a coffee fan!  The cakes are cut into small pieces that pop easily into your mouth -though I take twice bites were piece.  The small dessert packs quite the punch.

Waffered Ice Cream Cake (Top Right) -The taste of these cakes are not exactly bland, but more of a very subtle vanilla flavour.  The wafers are a little hard from all the freezing they’ve been forced under.  Nonetheless, these cakes are quite original in their flavour and texture!

Strawberry Ice Cream Puffs (Bottom Left) -These are my favourite in the whole box!  Be careful though, it’s very cold in the center!  It is essentially strawberry ice cream wrapped in dark chocolate.  If that doesn’t win over your affection then maybe the other three will.  The overall taste is pretty strong out of the four and is actually quite the pleasant treat when you are going through the box.  Compared to it’s counterparts, it’s strong flavour gives it quite the personality.

Chocolate Covered Vanilla Ice Cream Sticks (Top Left) -These little finger-like desserts are definitely making their own statements.  They are filled with vanilla ice cream and when you bite into it, it’s a lot less cold than the ice cream puffs.  It offers a very nice mix of flavours and is not as subtle as the first two desserts listed here.  It’s not as bold as the ice cream puffs, but they serve to balance the entire box of treats.

Costco Desserts Adventure take-off!  I’m going to try those cheesecakes next time! 😉

Costco Adventures I

My family loves to eat good beef and steaks are no exception.  We have tried out numerous brands and types of steaks over the past three years and we have finally found the one awesome brand of steak to have for dinner!

Surprisingly, we all love Costco’s AAA steaks.  They are superb in their moisture and tenderness.  It is a definite must-have if you are a steak fan with a budget!  Priced at approximately $20 for three steaks (packaged), they are quite economical for those that want to have steaks on a daily basis.  In addition, the steaks are fresh and do not need a lot of seasoning for them to come out absolutely perfect!

I recently bought a pack from Costco for dinner with two of my very good friends in University.  We went all out on this one!  We even bought sparkling juice and ice cream desserts to celebrate!

Pan Grilled Steak

Ingredients

  • Costco AAA Steak
  • A pinch of salt
  • Oil (I use safflower oil)
  • Soy sauce
  • 1/2 clove of Garlic (chopped)
Steps:
  1. Marinate the steaks an hour prior to cooking.  In a medium to large sized bowl, put in the steak(s).  Pour soy sauce over the raw steak, carefully flipping them over with a pair of chopsticks (or whatever utensils you choose to use).  Make sure they have all more or less been generously exposed to soy sauce.
  2. On a chopping board, chop the garlic up into bits.
  3. Turn the heat on your stove to medium, set the frying pan down, and add a tiny bit of oil.
  4. Add the chopped garlic into the pan as the pan begins to heat up.
  5. Carefully place each steak onto the pan and flip twice so both sides turn a nice shade of brown.  Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for about 5 minutes (this step really depends on how you take your steak.  I take mine medium)
  6. Remember to always monitor how well cooked your steak is.  You don’t want it to be overcooked or undercooked!
  7. When finished, remove the steak from the pan and let it cool for about 2-3 minutes.  This will allow the steak to retain it’s moisture/juice so when you decide to have your steak, it’s still moist and tender.
There you have it: the perfect steak dinner!