Why do people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day?
Because real rocks are too heavy!!!
What did the leprechaun say to the elf?
How is the weather up there!!!
Do you know why you should never iron a 4-leaf clover?
Because you don't want to pressure your luck!!! (which is exactly what I will be doing if I keep up these lame jokes)
Ok now that we have gotten that out of the way...welcome to the ☘ St. Patrick's Day edition of Cost-O-Food-Finds. So put on your green and get ready to spend some green at your favorite warehouse store.
Amylu Irish Style Bangers | 32oz package for $6.89 | 570243
Bang!!! That's the flavor your going to experience with these Irish Style Bangers hand crafted by Amylu. If you want to learn more about them, check out the review I wrote last year. Only available at Costco for a limited time.
Sy Ginsberg Flat Cut Corned Beef | $4.49/lb | 41045
Gotta have the corned beef, right? It wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without it (unless your celebrating in Ireland). My Costco stocks the Michigan made Sy Ginsberg's Corned Beef. Does your Costco carry a different brand?
This corned beef is the flat cut type. Learn more about the difference types of cuts.
Sy Ginsberg Sliced Corned Beef | 32oz package for $13.69 | 1205602
This year Costco is offering an already sliced corned beef. Of course your going to pay more money for the convenience - the ball is in your court.
Prime Whole Beef Brisket | $3.29/lb | 44816
How about making your own corned beef? You can do so by buying a brisket. This is a great deal for prime beef. A really good deal. It is a lot of meat though. You will need some serious freezer space to save some of it unless your feeding an actual army. It's worth it if you can swing it.
Choice Flat Cut Brisket | $6.99/lb | 76224
A more manageable brisket is just the flat cut portion which you can get for $6.99 a pound. Althought if you notice the price of the brisket is more money than the beef that is already been corned/pickled. I wouldn't blame you for just buying the stuff that is ready to go.
If you are looking to make your own corned beef, take a look at my post on How to Make Corned Beef When You Are Short on Time (talking to myself : don't make another short leprechaun joke, I need to be the bigger person. Oh snap!)
Kerrygold Butter | 24oz for $8.99
One of the biggest rules in our household is that St. Patrick's Day cannot begin without Kerrygold Butter. Everyone can go back to bed until there is Kerrygold Butter in the house. This stuff is better than gold. Got to have to spread on our Irish Soda Bread.
The milk used to make Kerrygold Butter comes from grass-fed cows. The butter has a natural yellow tint to it. If price were no object I would use this butter every day, year round. It's not too expensive just more of a splurge than the standard boxes of stick butter.
Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese | $5.89/lb | 978318
We always serve cheese with our St. Patrick's Day meal. And this one commonly makes it to the table. Dubliner is a sweet and nutty cheese that is similar to an aged cheddar cheese. Just as the butter, the milk that made this cheese is from grass-fed cows.
Cahill Ballintubber w/Crunchy Chives Cheese | $8.99 for 14oz ($10.27/pound) | 21388
Old Irish Creamery Cheddar w/Murphy's Stout | $7.69 | 123363
I have tried either of these cheeses yet. I am not a chive fan, so I would not like the first. I would love to hear in the comments section from anyone who has tried either of these.
The Other Good Stuff
Nuovo Shamrock Ravioli | $9.79 for 2-20oz packages | 1205033
If you are ever going to buy store bought ravioli go with Nuovo. All of their fresh pastas are really good, especially these cheese filled ravioli in a fun St. Patrick's Day shape.
To view my review of this ravioli as well as how I cook, click/tap here for the recipe.
Little Potato Dynamic Duo | $7.49 for 5 pound bag | 331100
You simply can't have a potato famine at your house on St. Patrick's Day. You could go with a more standard Gold or Russet potato, but the potatoes from the Little Potato Company are just so fun and yummy. Learn more about these fun, little potatoes by checking out my post on new potatoes.
Brussels Sprouts | 2 pound bag for $3.99 | 80487
Why am I talking about sprouts from Brussels? Isn't this St. Patrick's Day. Well one of the traditional foods of St. Patrick's Day is Colcannon. These are mashed potatoes with cabbage mixed in. People use other greens as well including kale. I like to use shredded Brussels sprouts that I shred in my food processor. I once served it this way to a big group of people who weren't all Brussels sprouts fan. No one was the wiser!
Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘
Let me know if you buy any of these finds for your St. Patrick's Day meal. Leave a comment below
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