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Friday, September 19, 2008

A tragic day…

Horror of horrors! My Costco doesn’t carry $5 rotisserie chickens!!!! WHAT am I supposed to do now? My go-to meal is toast. Oh, and I’ll never be able to take someone dinner again. It’s a sad, sad day. Because Costco was chickenless, I had to pick one up at Whole Foods. It was $10, smaller and a little dry. How depressing.

Time to go eat some chocolate. Seriously, I think this cake could get just about anyone out of a chicken-induced depression.

Pictured: Gooey goodness from Jake’s Del Mar. Yes, I ate the whole thing. By myself.


  1. 1
    Shane and Becca

    uh, Jane, this post is making me reconsider our decision to come to Palo Alto. i guess the cake is a good selling point, though.

  2. 2

    That cake looks amazing. Mmmm…

    It’s too bad about the chickens. Safeway carries them for $8, and they’re not dry at all. It’s no Costco, but we thought it was pretty good.

  3. 3
    Jane Maynard

    no worries becca…the costco you’ll be closer to HAS the chickens. you lucky lucky dog.

    I’ll have to try out safeway! thanks, melissa!

  4. 4

    We have a good friend who is a buyer at Costco and whenever I complain there is something missing at my store, he says “Fill out a comment card! We read them and take them seriously.” I filled out a card asking for tzatziki dip this week — voila! — there it was on the shelf. Don’t lose hope. 🙂 I’m still working on getting them to carry women’s black dress socks. No luck there.

  5. 5
    Natalee Maynes

    I have something to snap you out of your chicken depression that doesn’t contain sugar, refined flour or 1000 calories!!! 🙂 It’s my absolute favorite butternut squash soup recipe with a thai twist that I added 🙂

    Curried Squash and Chicken Soup (this recipe is only 2 servings so you may want to double/triple it)

    1 10-ounce package frozen pureed winter squash
    1/2 cup coconut milk
    1/2 cup water
    8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced (can be added to soup raw)
    1 6-ounce bag baby spinach
    2 kaffir lime leaves (or 2 T lime juice)
    2 teaspoons brown sugar
    1/2-1 teaspoon Thai red curry paste
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    My favorite way to do this is in the crockpot because it allows all of the yummy Thai flavors to come out. Just throw it all in and cook on high for two or three hours–yummy! A great addition to this (but tricky to find anywhere except an Asian market) is LEMONGRASS!!! It is divine and makes it even that much better. HAPPY FALL!!!

  6. 6
    Jane Maynard

    oh my goodness, I have lemongrass growing like CRAZY right outside my front door. can’t WAIT to try this recipe, natalee. thanks!

  7. 7

    Is this chicken emergency permanent?

  8. 8
    amy hayes

    Oh my friends – I have good news!

    The Mountain View Costco (off Rengstorff) has rotisserie chickens. That Costco has many different products than the redwood city one. I recommend their rotisserie chicken pasta salad as well. It’s amazing. Also you can get this bread there called California Black Bread. It’s SOOOOOOO good. Can’t get that in Redwood city either.

    Skip hates to go to the Mountain View one b/c it feels more hectic. But they have the setup to do the rotisserie chicken! (i don’t remember it being $5 though) And I feel like their cheese selection is bigger.

  9. 9
    Jane Maynard

    thank you amy – so glad to hear the mtn view costco is better. I’m totally driving the extra mile (literally, I think it’s just ONE mile) to go there. 🙂

  10. 10
    emily moore

    Our Trader Joes just started carrying Rotisserie Chickens in the fridge section and I pick one up every time I go.

  11. 11

    Sam’s and Walmart sell the same rotisserie chicken for 5.00. It is the easiest and cheapest way to a cooked chicken. My store was out last week and I thought I would just buy a whole chicken and cook it. It was $8.40 so I decided to substitute chicken breasts for my meal (which were still less than $8.40).
    I have a thousand ways to use a whole cooked chicken! My kids are happy to just eat the meat…haha…why do I have to cook!
    I even made chicken broth out of the carcass recently and somehow managed to get a quart of broth with a carcass I was going to throw away. It was delicious. So use those bones…add a little celery, onion, and carrot, salt and pepper to taste. Home made is so much better than canned broth.

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