Sunday, March 22, 2009

Life with Costco

You know, I never went to a Costco or Sam's Club for the first 20 or so years of my life. I don't even know if they were around before then, actually. And here I am, a certified Costco addict. Yesterday I took the girls to Costco because Sophie wanted to eat lunch there and I wanted to fill up my storage room a little more with canned goods. This was my second Costco trip in less than a week, and I managed to spend nearly $300, even though I spent just shy of $200 on Monday!

Since it was Saturday, the taster tables were out in full force, and we discovered something wonderful--rice crackers that are certified gluten-free. And because there was a taster table for them, I already know Sophie likes them and will eat them! We are all so excited to add Crunchmaster Rice Crackers ( to our tiny list of pre-made foods for Sophie. This almost makes up for last week's let down when a safe cookie I purchased made Sophie's tongue itch. The ingredient list was safe, but it did have an equipment warning. Sophie and I talked it over and decided to try them despite the warning on the label. Risky, I know, but the possible gain seems worth it--this was a relatively inexpensive cookie and could go with her to school for eating when her classmates bring in birthday treats and things like that.

A few years ago, when Costco started to carry soy milk, and more recently when they added Rice Dream to their product list, I moved from being a less-than-once-a-month shopper to a Costco diehard. But now, I've taken the Executive membership plunge. Hmmm...what's 2% back on a box of Crunchmaster Rice Crackers?

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted you to know that you absolutely saved our family from wasting away into stick figures. My kids are 4 and 1 and both have serious food allergies (milk, eggs, wheat, soy). My baby gets asthma attacks that have us in the ER and a short stay. My son gets hacking coughs and tummy problems. We were so overwhelmed at our diagnosis, we didn't know what to do. All we were told was to try Rice Milk. My mom found your cookbook online and ordered it for us. We were so starved for bread, the first batch of muffins was gone in 10 minutes! I shared your cookbook with our allergist and he has recommended it to so many people, he told us about it today. He forgot that he heard of it from us. I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you so much. We weren't sure what we were going to do and we are so thankful for your hard work. Any chance that there will be a second cookbook anytime?
    :) So so so grateful, Mandi, Tahlequah, OK