10 ;e Costco Connection OCTOBER 2015
In response to the
juries a good idea?”
Debate goes on
NO. Professional juries would be easily corrupted by lobbyists who are hired by either
side of the case.
YES. I would love to see professional juries.
Jury duty is an inconvenience for the general
public and their employers.
I just read your article “Lunchbox 101”
[Buying Smart], in the September issue of The
Costco Connection. While I appreciate the
information and encouragement to parents
for packing healthy foods for our children, I’m
a bit disappointed that only nuts are suggested
as a major source of protein. Even though my
children do not suffer from nut allergies,
many of their friends and classmates do. Our
classrooms even have a no-nut policy.
We received several letters about this story,
focusing on two key points: food safety and
nut allergies. Parents should check with their
schools on these two important issues.—Editor
Bless Brené Brown
I hadn’t heard of Brené Brown until your
article appeared in The Costco Connection
[“The wholehearted path,” September 2015].
The article was perfect timing as I was considering quitting an isolating job in which I
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worked alone at home, while my manager and
coworkers were located miles away. After 5
years, I found myself missing conversations,
eye contact, and other basic in-person interactions with people. Brené helped me realize
that connection with others is a basic need and
I wasn’t broken feeling the impact its absence
was having on me. I allowed myself to be vulnerable and admitted to others that I was no
longer good at my job which, in turn, gave me
the courage to resign.
Although it’s scary not having everything
else lined up, I’m confident I’ll find a more
suitable, socially-connected position. Thank
you for helping me get off my frustrating spiral
of disconnect, via introducing me to Brené
Brown. It’s life changing!
Fargo, North Dakota
Bone broth bonanza
The article on bone broth (“The lovely bones,”
September 2015) resulted in a cascade of member letters with recipe suggestions of their own.
The following are just a few.—Editor
In addition to being a great roast chicken,
the bones [from Costco’s rotisserie chicken]
make the best broth ever.
I strip off all the meat and put the bones in
a pot with water to cover and simmer for
about two hours. I strain the broth and then
boil it down to about half of the original volume and refrigerate it. This is wonderful for
risotto, a soup base or anytime you need broth.
But that’s not all. I remove all bones from
the scraps, leaving bits of meat, skin and so on.
I mix this with Costco Grain- Free cat food for
my cats and Costco Healthy Weight dog kibble [for the dog].
Adding about a quarter cup of apple cider
vinegar to the recipe in the September issue
would yield a broth with more protein pulled
from the bones.
Joyce M. Close
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