Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Small-Scale Gluttony

Okay, so here's what I had for lunch today:
  • Italian Salami
  • Rotelle pasta with Napa Valley marinara sauce
  • La Brea Bakery Italian Bread dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Wild Alaskan Salmon marinated in garlic, onion, and olive oil
  • Chicken Flauta topped with fresh guacamole
  • Chips and Salsa
  • Steak and Cheese Burrito
  • Peach Yogurt
  • Gala apple
  • Whole wheat bread with strawberry jam
  • Ghirardelli brownie
  • Dried, roasted edamame beans

All right, so truthfully? I really did eat all that stuff for lunch. But here's how (and why): I stopped at Costco on the way home from work to return something, and couldn't help wandering down the aisles, just to see what looked good. As it turns out, almost everything looked good. (I should never go there when I'm starving!) Fortunately it was just a nibble of each. So I sampled it all. (All EXCEPT the soda and the Hot Pocket...because my gluttony knows its bounds. And that would have been disgusting!)

So what did I do as soon as I got home? Started ravaging through the fridge...

16 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Wow, I really need to get a Costco membership.

Heather of the EO said...

I love stores with samples! That all sounds so good! except that hot pockets. They totally kill your stomach :)

Kazzy said...

Yup, my kids beg to go to Costco on Saturdays for the sampling! Glad you had such an international experience!

Melanie J said...

I figured it out by the time you got to the flautas. I've passed many a lunch there....yum.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Man! My Costco doesn't sample up stuff like that! It's usually chili and peanut butter. More reasons to visit your neck of the woods . .

Luann said...

Your list reminds me The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. But she was still hungry. :)

LisAway said...

Yum! I was thinking "small scale!?!" as I read through that list. :) I've seen samples given out at stores a few times here. Yogurt and dried fruit. But once there was even soup (from a dried mix).

Did you guess that there's no Costco over here?

Jessica said...

That sounds amazing! And now I'm sooo hungry :)

That Girl in Brazil said...

Sheesh. I had macaroni and cheese.

I would kill for a Costco near here ....

Luisa Perkins said...

Why wouldn't you sample it all? Well done, I say.

Eowyn said...

Mmmm. Costco samples. I just finished eating and suddenly I'm starving!

Mrs4444 said...

You're funny! LaBrea whole grain is my favorite bread in the world, with Smuckers Natural peanut butter. YUMMMMM!

Cari said...

Wow, look how food inspires people to comment :)

Kimberly said...

I'm hungry now.

Dang it.

Tammy Lorna said...

I love Costco :)

Brillig said...

My dad and I used to purposefully take my babies (Maddie and Blake) to Costco at lunch time and snarf down all the samples so that I wouldn't have to make lunch for anyone. Hahaha. Plus, my kids got to try all sorts of things that they'd never have tasted otherwise. SIgh. I love Costco. :-D