I have been sitting here for the past five minutes trying to remember all the delightful finds from my last Trader Joe’s trip. To my chagrin I have only been able to recollect a few, and the fact that I know there are more but I cannot remember them is troubling me.
Serves me right for waiting so long, again, to share them with you. Shame on me, you’d think I’d have learned my lesson by now.
In any case, perhaps as I tell you about the ones I do remember, the ones I don’t will somehow come magically flying into my head.
OK. This is good. Very good. I grabbed it one evening during a week when I couldn’t seem to get anything down, and this made it’s way in without a problem. It’s just so delicious it will charm it’s way into anyone’s tummy. I made mine with an alfredo sauce over some fresh arugula, the whole prep time took like five minutes.
Ends & Pieces fruit bits
I found these to be a fun snack to have around, one because they have good flavor and aren’t packed with extra sugar, and two because they’re all cut up into various shapes and sizes which delighted my non-conformist/artistic/very imperfect self. Yum.
They also make your hands sort of sticky. Double yum.
I suppose you don’t have to go to Trader Joe’s for a good artichoke, but as I recall the price was decent and, lets face it, when isn’t it a good time for an artichoke? After trimming it up, I usually steam mine for 20 minutes or so, melt some butter with freshly chopped garlic to dip it in, and go to it.
Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds.
Alright, I admit it. I bought these mostly because they were so enchanting and took me captive by their bright colors and tiny-ness. I really had no choice in the matter, actually. But I’m happy to tell you their beauty is by no means skin deep, they are as delicious as they are delightful.
Since my memory is failing me miserably at this point and I am unable to recall any more of what I’ve found at TJ’s the past two months, I set before you a challenge, my dear reader.
Here, you see, is YOUR shelf (although it looks sadly akin to my own at this moment, actually…yikes)
I challenge you to comment and share your own Trader Joe’s treasure. If I haven’t mentioned whatever it is in any of my previous TJ blogs, I shall feature your pick below. (: Come’on now, you can’t keep it to yourself forever, now can you?
So it seems my friend Voo has played a very dirty trick on me. As most of you know, I abhor cilantro. It tastes like soap. No, it tastes worse than soap, it tastes like poison mixed with cilantro, which is worse than poison.
His pick just happens to have cilantro in it, (hmmm) but since I promised I would feature any of my reader’s faves mentioned in the comments, I will have to post it.
Cilantro and Chive Yogurt Dip with Gorgonzola Crackers- VOO’S PICK
The crackers I have tasted and mentioned in previous TJ’s blogs. They are scrumptious as scrumptious gets. I cannot say the same for the dip, however, as I will likely never try it without a whole lot of incentive. I hope you have the courage to try it, but don’t blame me if you end up with a soapy mouth