FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! This year, The Connection’s editorial sta;ers
would like to share our favorite holiday memories and traditions as
our season’s greetings to you.
Stephanie E. Ponder: Because my Mutti (mom) is German, we
always opened our presents on Christmas Eve. My brother was the
best at opening presents and rewrapping them. One year we actually
played with toys from an aunt, then rewrapped them and put them
back under the tree.
Steve Fisher: When the children were growing up, we would
always make it a point to watch White Christmas, Holiday Inn and
Miracle on ;;th Street. Over the years, other ;lms were added, and we look forward to
bringing our grandchildren into the mix.
Hana Medina: My sisters and I always got up around ; a.m. and crept downstairs in
our pajamas to check out what Santa left. Once our parents were up, we’d have to wait for
them to get co;ee, light a ;re in the ;replace and break out the VHS video camera before
we could start opening presents.
Will Fi;eld: When my son Nate was in junior high, he asked if our entire family could
watch Die Hard on Christmas Eve. I said it should be a real Christmas movie. He insisted
that it was a Christmas movie, as the entire thing takes place on Christmas Eve. He somehow convinced the entire room, a sizable crowd that year. We’ve been doing it ever since.
T. Foster Jones: The holidays meant cookies—speci;cally from our grandmother in
Wisconsin. Every year, we would receive about a dozen co;ee cans, each ;lled with a
di;erent treat. When my grandmother passed away, some of us took up the mantle, and
we continue the tradition of sending each other cookies from her recipe book.
Christina Guerrero: As a young girl I remember being part of a production line of
family members, who gathered for “tamale parties.” As you can imagine, making tamales was a lot of work, but if you joined in preparing them, you were guaranteed some to
take home. If anyone ever o;ers you homemade tamales, know you are loved!
Tim Talevich: At our house, the formal opening of Christmas gifts would have to
wait until Christmas morning—except for ones from my grandparents. They were
always new pajamas, and on Christmas Eve we’d excitedly wear them to bed. The next
morning, ;; kids would open gifts, all dressed in new PJs. C
FROM THE PUBLISHER’S DESK
WHAT DO THE holidays mean to you? For me, this time of year
means family, festivities and, of course, food. I don’t think it’s any
secret that food occupies a big part of people’s lives during the months
of November and December.
This month’s issue of The Costco Connection focuses squarely on
this taste-;lled tradition, starting with our cover story on America’s
Test Kitchen and the show’s newest co-hosts and test cooks, Bridget
Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison (page ;;). For ;; years, America’s
Test Kitchen has put recipes through a rigorous set of tests, so that by
the time they arrive in print or on the show, they are literally foolproof
for people like you and me. To the mix, add these two women—who
clearly love what they do and keep it fun.
Immediately following the cover story is an array of mouthwatering recipes based on
foods that are available at the Costco warehouses in your region. Costco buyers work hard
to ;nd great items that might be found only in a particular region, to help support those
local businesses as well as bring a variety of foods to our members at a great value.
Still with me? Beginning on page ;; are articles on holiday meals that include how to
put together a delicious charcuterie board, how to prepare a meltingly tender ;let mignon
(page ;;) and the best wines with which to ;nish your feast (page ;;).
Also in this smorgasbord is our Farm to Table The Costco Way section, which o;ers
almost ;; pages of even more food and menu ideas. Whew!
Costco, of course, is a great place to get ingredients for your holiday meals. To help in
your busy lives, we’re introducing Costco Grocery ;-Day and Same-Day Delivery. ;-Day
Delivery is nationwide and includes nonperishable foods and sundries. Same-Day Delivery
is available in most metropolitan areas and includes all groceries—even fresh! Go to
Costco.com and click on “Grocery” for more details.
Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and happy holidays! C
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