"Life is too short to eat bad food"
-Alexis Leonhardt, Fancy Apron Cooking
Costco Shopper and Recipe Creator
I am a devout Costco shopper. Who can relate? I have been shopping at Costco since I was hired there back in 2002. Even as an 18 year old, I wanted to figure out how to make Costco sized food quantities work for me. Costco really does do their very best to find quality merchandise and offer it at the best possible price. They made a believer out of me.
After years of being asked for tips from family and friends who wanted to know how to manage those bigger portions of meat, produce, and other fresh foods, I finally caved and started Fancy Apron Cooking.
Today, the bulk of my shopping is still done at Costco. Those big quantities get broken down into usable portions and are saved for easy use for a later time. Knocking out some freezer marinades or veggie prep ahead of time saves me time and money! My Food Saver is my best friend for meal prep and an organized freezer.
Fancy Apron Recipes
The recipes we count on for weeknight cooking have to be delicious and uncomplicated. Thats where meal prep comes into play. With a little planning and organization, my weekly meal plan is a breeze.
Cooking one pot meals or grilling on the Traeger is my saving grace. As a mom of young kids and the maintainer of busy schedules, I have to be able to get good dinners on the table in a timely fashion.
Weekend meals and long Sunday dinners are where I get to flex my culinary muscles with scratch sauces and slow cooked meats. Those recipes are still totally doable, even by novice cooks.
No matter my kitchen vibe, the ingredients are mostly from Costco and the recipes are top notch. Life is too short for bad food. I need and want good food on my table for every meal.