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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

Those dolmas are great! I store the can in the fridge so they are cooler when I want to open it.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

Try it with lemon juice on an avocado-it's my new favorite way to eat it!

Jul 27, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

A big YAY to my breakfast this morning....After realizing I was out of eggs, I remembered I had some TJ's par-baked mini baguettes in the freezer, I thawed one in the microwave, then put it in the broiler for a minute or two on a small cookie sheet. Then I covered it in diced avocado (not from TJ's), feta (TJ's), and a LOT of 21SS, then stuck it under the broiler for a few more minutes...that, plus a chopped peach (TJ's) and chopped banana (not TJ's) on the side really made a perfect breakfast!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

YAY and NAY to the whipped cream in a can (not a TJ's brand, but I bought it at Tj's, so...) YAY b/c it's really yummy (and the first three ingredients are cream, milk, and sugar, although there's a bunch of crap after that), and NAY b/c I've walked to my fridge to squirt a bunch in my mouth at least forty times in the last few days. I might have posted this same thing a few months before, I just had major deja vu.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

The goat cheese and sun dried tomato ravioli is great! I made it with a jar of butternut squash sauce (not TJ's) that I had in my cupboard, topped with fried sage and some goat cheese crumbles (can't have too much goat cheese!) Delicious!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

Last night I made fresh cheese tortillini, and for the sauce I bought a jar of the Rustico pomodoro, added an entire bag of baby spinach, and an entire jar (drained) of artichoke hearts, topped with a bit of parm. It was great! Really tasty! Everything was from TJ's.

Jul 23, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

Big YAY to their box of (I think) 12 peaches...surprise, surprise, ALL of them have been delicious! I've mainly just been eating them sliced (the seed pops out super easy), but last night I halved one, brushed with melted butter and honey, and grilled it on the grill pan, face down, for about 10 minutes. I then spread TJ's honey goat cheese on top. Decadent and delicious!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

Second that.

Jul 23, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

I've been curious about the Chicago popcorn...but I don't know...cheddar AND caramel? Together? It sounds so weird!

Jul 23, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

She's definitely a mini Chowhound!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

YAY to the Caramel Popcorn, not sure if it's a new item, but it's hard to believe I've missed this one before. Also, I dropped one, and now this is the face that's been staring at me while I eat them. So I guess she gives it a YAY as well.
Also a YAY to the bacon ganache bar. Smoky and rich and gooey. Very messy though!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

I think I've tried them all except coconut, which sounds terrible! Grapefruit and Cran-Raspberry are prob my favorites, but I also really loved the Cherry-Lime! Peach-Pear was a good one too!

Jul 16, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

Eh. I'll stick to my La Croix, less expensive, 8 cans to a box, and 0 calories. Except my dog hails from a kennel called Spindrift, which makes me smile every time I see it in TJ's.

Jul 15, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

Dip in buttermilk first!

Jul 10, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

Def YAY on the canned dolmas...little spritz of lemon and they're as good as any fresh I've had...(I keep the can in the fridge, so when it's time to open them they're cold.)
Also, question about the Greek spiral...Does it taste anything like the carmelized onion/feta bite sized pastry?

Jul 10, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Sauce for fresh pasta?

Same. I tried my hand at fresh pasta ONCE, it was a mess and wasn't really that great. I now try my hand at opening my wallet and buying pasta, fresh or otherwise. (Although I did make a decent gnocchi once!) I'll just stick to the sauces.

Jul 07, 2015
schrutefarms in Home Cooking

Sauce for fresh pasta?

Do you have any fresh herbs? Browned butter and fried sage is delicious. Also, lemon, olive oil and garlic (and any fresh herb) is nice. What other cheese (if any?) do you have? And do you have tomatoes? You could dry them in the oven for a few, and toss them with olive oil and basil, instead of going through the trouble of making a proper sauce.

Jul 06, 2015
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Pimento Cheese 911

In a pinch, you can go to Hart and The Hunter and get some to go...

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

I've been wondering about the Spindrift beacause I am a La Croix addict!! I haven't gotten it because it's more expensive than La Croix, and you get half the cans. Is it just bubbly water with a hint of fruit?

Jun 20, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

The Raspberry Blossoms in the fresh-baked area are fantastic...but you MUST throw them in the oven first (5 min at 400).

Jun 15, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

Good to know! I've been eyeing those, but thought they wouldn't do as good a job as Cascade, as well...I'll pick them up, much cheaper than Cascade :)

Jun 15, 2015
schrutefarms in Chains

Favorite food items at Disneyland (ex. Club 33)?

It's called Whipp'd, it's on the corner of Fairfax and Santa Monica, by Starbucks.

Jun 08, 2015
schrutefarms in Los Angeles Area

Favorite food items at Disneyland (ex. Club 33)?

+1 on the Safari Skewers.

Jun 08, 2015
schrutefarms in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

YAY to the Nourish Shea Butter hand Cream. Thick, very moisturizing, and leaves your hands very soft! Also, I just bought the Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer..I'm not much of a beer drinker, but I do enjoy a Hef and other wheat beers in the warm weather. The watermelon intrigued me...Anyone try it yet?

Jun 07, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

The garlic and herb is a staple...I have it sliced and scrambled in my eggs with veggies for breakfast, or sliced and sauteed with veggies for dinner...I have a fresh package in my fridge, and a backup in my freezer right now! I also made some Zattaran's jambalaya last month, sliced some in there, as well as a can of TJ's white-meat chicken! It was great!

Jun 07, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

I think (?) that might have been me-I was looking at the spices, hopefully searching for the gone-but-not-forgotten dukkah (RIP), when a nice lady recommended the 21 SS. Love it. Love it so much. Made an awesome marinade with it, as well as put it in my eggs. I'll bet it's perfect on croutons!!! I think tomorrow I'm going to try it on half an avocado, with a squeeze of lemon!

Jun 07, 2015
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Need Book club dinner ideas

That's the same book we are reading this month!!! Funny.

Is it bad to stop off and pick up a few rotisserie chickens? You could pull all the meat off and onto a platter, and make a bunch of roasted veggies to serve with it, or a salad (one of my favorites) with mixed greens, chunks and shreds from the chicken, dried cranberries, apples and goat cheese, with a balsamic vinagrette. Or you could make a London Broil the night before, and serve cold with a chimmichurri sauce, and a salad.

BEST FRENCH FRIES IN LOS ANGELES

Those are my new favorites...sadly, last time I was there, they were out. Got the beef tallow fries from Horse Thief, but they aren't as good.

Jun 03, 2015
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House Warming Party

Tacos are always a hit. You could BBQ/ smoke all the meat, and prepare tons of toppings/fillings. Most of the prep can be done the day before, and since everyone makes their own, no one is left out! Mexican corn on the cob is awesome too, and is really easy to make.

Looking for a certain dough recipe...

I'm asking for a friend. He had a recipe that he lost, from a friend who is no longer with us. It's for a nut roll, he said the dough almost like a cross between pie dough and a cinnamon roll. Dense but flaky, I guess? The friend was from Pennslvania and I think was German. That's all I have to go on. Thanks in advance!

May 31, 2015
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