Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sample This!

I figured a post about food was in order, so everyone who celebrates can get in the mood for Thanksgiving tomorrow!

This past weekend was the annual Holiday Taste of Sam's Club. Being a member of this discount warehouse, I stopped by all three days to see what they had to offer. Fortunately, this meant I received a mailing with a list of the items that would be available. Unfortunately, this meant that I knew what I missed out on.

Friday: Keebler crackers with Cracker Barrel Cheese, Jumbo Cooked Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce (this was actually available all three days), Hershey's Extra Dark Chocolate, Spiral Ham, Green Bean Casserole, pumpkin pie (also on Sunday), vanilla ice cream, chicken eggrolls (also Sunday), cheesecake bites, spanakopita, brie

Saturday: Asparagus, Pork (was supposed to be lamb), chocolate cake, bacon-wrapped scallops, italian meatballs, deli spirals

Sunday: Bagel chips with cream cheese and smoked salmon, prime rib, crescent roll with spinach and asiago chicken sausage, quiche, tequila-lime chicken wings, chicken quesadilla trumpets, apple pie, dulce de leche cheesecake

Missed Items: eggnog (Sat?), whipped cream (Sun?), Vodka sauce (Sat?), Frittata and orange-glazed rolls (Sunday - but it was being prepared the entire hour I was there), pumpkin cheesecake (Sat?), LOBSTER BISQUE (Sun??), LOBSTER RAVIOLI (Sat??), honey bbq wings (Friday they ran out)

Thoughts: There was nothing special about the cheeses or shrimp. The ham had a strange jelly sauce. The chicken eggrolls and cheesecake bites were the best Friday options. (That was unfortunate, since I made my lunch out of Friday's samples, LoL.) Saturday's meatballs were average, the deli spirals were as could be expected, but the scallops were yummy (as was the chocolate cake)! Sunday was the best... but perhaps because bagels and lox are a personal favorite.

Did you make it out there? Did you have the bisque? Are you sad you missed it?