Ever wonder what a $100 bill would look like from Trader Joe’s if you were shopping with us? I doubt it, but I’m going to share anyways. Because seriously. Their food is delicious. All of it.
Hubby and I decided that instead of our usual date day in Raleigh we would head to Wilmington. We got married there last year and the sunny day was calling us to the beachy town.
We had lunch at the Restaurant that hosted our reception dinner and dancing. It was delicious! Pulled chicken nachos, beer bread nuggets, and my favorite… Raspberry Wheat Beer! Made right there in their brewery.
We were going to go to the beach where we got married….but… Well… even though the sun’s out and it feels good… the breeze is still pretty cold. We decided to make a run to Trader Joe’s where I picked up the flowers for the wedding and call it a day.
Here’s a look at our Trader Joe’s Haul. The final bill was $107 ($100 plus tax :P)
We love their pre-seasoned chicken, pork and beef. It makes dinner really easy for us busy bodies. Cook, heat, and serve with a vegetable or other side. Salads are great for my work lunches. They’re the perfect portion and the dressings are the right amount for me.
Trader Joe’s makes a great pesto penne that we plan on using with the pesto chicken breast. The pollo asado is great for taco night. Grab some vegetables, potatoes, and chop up the Cabernet Toast Beef and you have a perfect hearty soup. Chicken Curry over white rice with some onions. Delish. Tonight we are trying something we haven’t had before, the Kogi Beef Ribs. Potatoes and green beans as a side and ta-da! A meal! Prices range from $3.99-$5.99/ea. Easy on the wallet.
Another easy dinner are these chicken sausage links. They’re great on their own, but hubby cuts them up to add to pasta. With or without sauces. They’re seasoned well and would be great on their own in a hot dog/bratwurst bun. Priced at $3.99/pack.
This fried rice from Trader Joe’s is sooooo good. The edamame is what sold it for me. I haven’t had a bad bag yet. JP likes to make this with added broccoli and some teriyaki seasoned chicken or beef. So good.
TJ’s Kansas City inspired BBQ sauce is new to us. We grabbed a bottle to try. I’ll let you know what I think it of later.
You might see a few of our guilty pleasures. TJ has a PB and J chocolate bar and a Speculoos chocolate bar that are delish. We split the candy bar so I don’t feel as guilty and it’s just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth without going overboard.
Do you shop at Trader Joe’s? What is your favorite item there?