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Nothing gets the old holiday heart quickly pitter-pattering like walking into a Costco warehouse before Thanksgiving and discovering that the much anticipated hand-trimmed
beef standing rib roasts, fresh natural turkeys and
wood-smoked hams have arrived.
Perfectly timed to be at the peak of freshness and
heaped with quality and savings, these legendary
Costco traditions are never around for long, which
brings me to the focus of this column: deciding which
meats to serve for this upcoming holiday season.
Beef standing rib roast
No doubt about it, the always elegant Costco beef
bone-in standing rib roast makes for a gorgeous holiday table and is mouthwateringly delicious.
ing to Christmas Eve, USDA Prime beef bone-in
standing rib roasts are offered in more than 240 warehouses and USDA Choice beef bone-in standing rib
roasts are found in all Costco locations.
Sizes range from two bones to a full standing
seven-rib roast weighing about 15 pounds and serving 14 or more, depending on appetites. All have
moderate to medium internal fat marbling and are
hand-trimmed in warehouses by professional Costco
Costco’s “sell-by” dates are just three days from
packaging. This allows members an additional two to
three days of proper home storage in the back of the
refrigerator on a lower shelf before they need to cook
Special orders are not possible, but if you like to
trim your own meat and save some money, I suggest