I’ve never lived too terribly close to a Costco to make it worth my while to join, so whenever someone would sing its praises, I would just tune it out. Whatever. It was kind of like hearing someone going on about surfing when you live in Iowa. Not gonna happen, so who really cares?
Well… Suddenly, it seems that there’s a Costco just 10 little miles from my new house. Oh my. I resisted at first, because there’s only two of us now, and I’ve fallen prey to the membership club experience in the past. Money saving my ass (can I say that on a blog?). “Hey where did that 100 pack of lunch snacks go?” I would ask as my teenage son and his posse wiped orange cheese powder off their faces many a night. And who doesn’t totally love it when their husband drops a 50-pound jar of pickles on the kitchen floor?
So I joined.
I drank the Kool-aid, and it’s pretty tasty. Best thing ever, in fact. I don’t know if it’s just because we’re old and have no excitement in our life, but Costco has become our new adventure. Sad, I know. Whenever I mention it, my husband’s eyes light up like we’re going to Europe or something. There are samples everywhere, which he thinks is the greatest, and I just love their Kirkland brand. I also totally LOVE their salmon. Normally, I wouldn’t touch pre-packaged fish, but this stuff is really good. The problem, of course, is the size of the package. What in the world is one to do with three pounds of salmon?
Salmon sliders – that’s what. Costco salmon is perfect for grilling one night, and making sliders from the second night. The beauty of this recipe is that it freezes really well, so you don’t even have to eat salmon two nights in a row if you don’t want to.
And if you don’t usually like fish cakes/patties/sliders because they’re too dry and bready – never fear because these are definitely not those cakes/patties/sliders.
While you can eat these on a bun, I totally love these sliders on top of some salad greens topped with some mango (or any kind of fruit) salsa.
Do you shop at Costo? Is it an adventure for you (or your husband)?