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Not frozen, but the stuff they have near the butcher section, all the prepared meals. I grabbed one the other day as Steve is away & I wanted a quick supper for the girls & I. I have bought them before on occaision, but forgot how **** good they are. I am finishing it for lunch today, and I don't care how many calories are in it, I'll walk Angus later. =)
 

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I have to watch it when I go there because their prepared meals are all soooooo gooooood......... I do get that one every time though. I break it down into 6 lunch meals and send it with my husband for his lunches. I love the fact that they are not frozen. I paid 11.83 for the last one I got so that's 1.98 per meal. Can't beat that! We go there once a week or every other week for lunches.

1. Dozen muffins (for breakfast) 12.99
2. Lunches
3. Always check out their wine
4. Gotta get free samples
5. Dog & Cat treats/beds (when needed)
6. Salad & fruit (to go with the lunches)
 

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Their broccoli salad/slaw in the cold produce section is really good.
 

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I LOVE Costco -- their Kirkland Balamic vinegar, their roast chickens (much larger, cheaper than at the local grocery stores and larger than the similar ones at Sam's Club). I cut each one up into about 10 servings, seal each portion in a small ziplock freezer bag and then later add it to spaghetti sauce & rice to make a Hunter's chicken (AKA chicken cacciatore).

Right now I'm ecstatic over their Kirkland frozen Stir-fry vegetables -- delicious!! (but missing mushrooms, onion, celery so I add those plus, later, some bean sprouts). I put the 3 added veggies in my electric wok and fry them with a little oil, then add the frozen stirfry veggies and frozen shrimp to defrost, then some bean sprouts and previously cooked brown rice along with some Yoshida's marinade & cooking sauce --- UMMM, so very tastey I've sometimes made and eaten it for 3 suppers in a row!!!

 

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Not frozen, but the stuff they have near the butcher section, all the prepared meals. I grabbed one the other day as Steve is away & I wanted a quick supper for the girls & I. I have bought them before on occaision, but forgot how **** good they are. I am finishing it for lunch today, and I don't care how many calories are in it, I'll walk Angus later. =)
WHAT!! :eek:

You admitting you've served a prepared-to-go meal is like admitting to a child there is no santa clause!
 

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Bob, you must own stock in Ziplock.
 

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Sarah said
awww .. I want Costco! hehe.
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Sarah & Milly - Sydney Australia
COMING!

Costco announces first Australian store
Monday, 23 June 2008
Mike Preston

Large-format retailer Costco has confirmed plans to open its first Australian store in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct by mid-2009.

Costco has announced it will occupy a 14,000 square metre warehouse format store in the Waterfront City area of Docklands being developed by ING Real Estate, with construction to commence in September 2008 (artist's impression of new complex below).
The arrival of Costco will introduce a new style of retailing to Australia, with memberships required to shop in the stores, and a product offering across the grocery and consumer electronic goods segments.

Costco Australia managing director Patrick Noone says the location and accessibility of the Docklands site were key reasons for its selection. “It is a natural transport hub, with the freeway running right by and tentacles stretching to Melbourne’s suburbs and the Spencer Street station very nearby; so to have those advantages and be very near the Melbourne CBD is fantastic,” Noone says.

Noone says Costco is now looking at Sydney for its next store, although no date has yet been set, with further outlets around the country to follow.

The Australian membership fee is also yet to be confirmed, but Noone says it is likely to be in the vicinity of the $US50 fee charged in the US.

Rob Lake, an analyst with retail strategy and research firm Orex, says the ability of Costco to persuade Australian shoppers unfamiliar with the concept to pay a membership fee will be a key test. “We’re all guessing what the membership fee in Australia will be, but if it is the $50 to $100 we have seen elsewhere it will be interesting to see how Australian consumers will respond,” Lake says.

The membership fee provides a constant revenue stream to Costco, helping to flesh out the razor thin margins it earns on its largely high volume, low cost product strategy.

The arrival of Costco will present a challenge to major companies in the relatively settled Australian retail landscape such as Woolworths, Coles and Harvey Norman, Lake says. “It is a very basic shopping environment – all the products are displayed on pallets, often in bulk form – so it is a very low cost warehouse style; but Australians love a bargain,” Lake says. “The existing retailers will be watching this, and taking it very seriously.”

ETA: Sarah, "Kirkland" is Costco's house label and is usually excellent quality and value whether in balsamic vinegar, dog food, OTC nutriceuticals, eye glasses, detergents, etc.

 

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OT, but i love chicken cacciatore. i grill chicken on my george foreman grill, top it with spaghetti sauce and muenster cheese and broil it. then serve over rice.
 

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Im gona fan your tannie jinx .
 
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