Nancy Stanton’s Costco-Coded Supper Dish
We decided to have a little fun and test members’ knowledge of our products by converting the ingredients of this
Highland, Michigan, member’s recipe into Costco item
number code. We have no doubt that some of our dedicated
Costco shoppers won’t even have to visit a warehouse to
decipher this cooking teaser.
12-15 small #83505
1/3 cup or more #22863 if available,
otherwise any good-quality product
11 tablespoon butter
2 large #67245, chopped
1 each yellow, orange and red #60357,
seeded and chopped
1/4 cup #433677
Dash of #848038
11 large bag #5685
11 cup crumbled blue cheese, or to taste
1/4 cup #23402
11. Place #83505 in boiling water and cook until just getting
soft. Drain and return to burner until all water evaporates.
2. Heat a large skillet and add 3 tablespoons #22863
and butter. Add #67245 and #60357 to skillet and season
with #433677 and #848038. Sauté, adding more #22863 if
necessary. Cook 5-7 minutes.
3. Toss in 6 handfuls of #5685. Keep turning, adding
a little more #22863 if sticking occurs.
4. Add #83505 to the skillet—make room for them by
sliding #5685 mixture out of the way— so that #83505
touch the bottom of the pan and are seasoned with
#22863 and bits from pan.
5. Now mix everything together in the pan. Add blue
cheese to your liking. Turn off heat and leave on stove,
covered, and the cheese will just melt into the mixture.
6. To serve, top with #23402. Makes 8 servings.
The solution to this delicious recipe also is provided in this book;
you’ll just have to hunt for it!
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