Can I just say that I love Costco's frozen salmon? I discovered it about 6 months ago and now we always have a bag in the freezer. It tastes just as good as it does when we buy it fresh at the grocery, so why not? (side note to say that I basically keep my Costco membership for 8 additional items, namely:
- Parmesan cheese
- Feta cheese
- Dried cherries
- Organic chicken
- Organic diced tomatoes
Oh, and the free samples. Obviously.
Anyway - the meal. This is simply grilled salmon (John seasons it with salt and pepper, olive oil, and a little dill), grilled asparagus (also seasoned with salt and pepper, and olive oil), and Parmesan polenta. This was my method for cooking the polenta:
Take a pre-made polenta log and heat it up for about a minute and a half. Add about 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, and blend with a hand mixer. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
The polenta was so yummy and added a gourmet flair to the meal. I'm definitely going to add this to our pantry staple list so that we can pull more dinners like this together in a flash.
On a totally unrelated note, I am happy to say that Saturday morning we ran 6 miles on a whim and my knees didn't even hurt! I was stoked. We set out to run around the Capital City club which is a country club in our neighborhood that we like to explore because it's got enormous houses that are fun to look at :-) The loop is 5 miles but we were both feeling good so extended it to 6. I wore heels to the wedding Saturday night and was sure my knees would start screaming at me, but nothing! Maybe I'm finally getting past my horrible knees, a year after my marathon. I'd be so happy!
Do you shop at a wholesale store or do you consider it a waste of money? If so what are your staples when you go?