trader joe’s is the bomb diggity. which i’m sure you know. even though there’s one close to me, i don’t get there as often as i would like – maybe once a month or so. sometimes more, sometimes less. but it’s one of my favorite stores. especially because their check-out people are so nice. i’ve never had an unfriendly, untalkative person. have you noticed this?
are you a cart peeper? curious as to what others are buying? i am. i don’t want to miss out on something good! so i wanted to share what’s in my cart every time i go.
cheese. yes, feta, but all sorts. they have the best prices. one visit i bought feta, goat, parmesan and cream cheese. i love cheese.
orange chicken. this was actually the first time i bought it after a recommendation, but i had to include it because it will always be in my cart from now on since it was delicious (and easy to make).
corn and chile salsa. unconventional, but i love it. it’s sweet and spicy. i like to always have this on hand for a quick snack for last-minute guests.
fleur de sel (salted) caramel sauce. i die. this stuff is amazing.
(side story: i even got into an argument with my husband over it. not an argument per se, but a disagreement. because it’s so good (and not expensive, but it’s not free) i got a little possessive and yelled at him when he put it on sherbet. rainbow sherbet. really?! i was appalled that he was wasting it on such a combination. we now have our own caramel sauces.)
spinach & artichoke dip. sooo delicious. and sooo easy. i always buy a few of these to keep in the freezer for a quick appetizer.
beef steak burritos. these make for such a quick (like 3 minutes in the micro), cheap (hmm, maybe $2.50? but don’t quote me on that) and low-cal (380 calories per burrito) dinner or lunch. i don’t even think they have cheese in them, which is like, crazy, because they are so good. i like to serve with a side of ranch 0r salsa for dipping.
la finca wine. my mom recommended this wine, and it’s now a staple. for $3.99 you can’t beat it (or is it $2.99?? sorry, i went shopping and took these pics a while ago…bad blogger. either way, cheap but good).
of course this list isn’t comprehensive of everything i buy, but they are definitely my top recommendations and what you’ll find in my kitchen. do you have any must-buys that i’m missing from trader joe’s? please let me know, i’m due to go soon! (today?)
have a great weekend.