Trader Joe's Haul: September 2018
I LOVE Trader Joe's, so I thought I'd share my latest shopping trip with you! Some of the things are favorites I repurchased and some are new to me and I can't wait to try them. Let's jump in.
Here's the loot. I have flowers, and produce, and frozen treats, oh my! So since I bought so much stuff, I am going to break it into groups.
Trader Joe's frozen section is like a wonderland of tastiness. It's my favorite isle.
Let's start with the new to me items I purchased: Big Soft Pretzels ($2.49 for 4), Multigrain Toaster Waffles ($1.99), Coffee Bean Blast Ice Cream ($3.99), Chipotle Vegetable Quesadilla ($3.49), Frozen Crushed Ginger ($2.29 for 20 - 1tsp cubes).
Repurchased Favorites: Mandarin Orange Chicken ($4.99), Fettuccine Alfredo ($3.99), Chicken Tikka Masala ($3.49), Frozen Crushed Garlic ($2.29)
We LOVE the Fettuccine Alfredo, we almost always have a bag on hand. It's great for an easy dinner, just add some veggies and/or chicken to the pasta or make a salad and boom dinner. The Mandarin Orange Chicken is a new favorite for us, but we had to get it again.
I was inspired by this picture on Pinterest for a lunch for Christopher. So we got Tomatoes on the Vine, 20oz ($1.99), Small Ciliegine Mozzarella ($3.49), Balsamic Vinaigrette ($1.99), Teeny Tiny 6ct Avocados ($3.99).
I had never purchased any of these items before, and I don't eat avocados or raw tomatoes so I am going to trust Christopher wasn't just being nice when he said this salad was really good. I cut the tomatoes into bites and put them in a container with the mozzarella balls, sprinkled with garlic powder and red pepper flakes. I packed two of the tiny avocados, a knife, and a baggie of the balsamic for him to assemble at work.
New to us: Old Fashioned Waffle Cones ($2.49), Buttermilk Pancake and Baking Mix ($1.99), Traditional Marinara ($1.39), Dixie Peach Juice ($3.99), Roasted Garlic and Herb Butter ($2.49)
Repurchased: Oven Roasted Turkey Breast slices ($2.99), Aged Swiss Slices ($3.99), Cocoa Batons ($1.99)
Christopher loves the Cocoa Batons, we usually have a can of them around for special treats.
New to us: Southwestern Chopped Salad ($3.29), Lemon Basil Pasta Salad ($4.49)
Repurchased staples: Bananas ($0.19 each), Organic Butter Lettuce & Radicchio ($2.49), Organic Baby Spinach ($2.29), Organic Chopped Romaine ($2.69), Baby Sweet Bell Peppers ($1.99)
Christopher took the Lemon Basil pasta salad in his lunch and gave it a meh. It wasn't bad, but he wouldn't buy it again.
I love these little sweet peppers and I like a mix of lettuces in my salads. My go to mix is: butter lettuce, spinach, and romaine topped with sweet peppers, and black olives. Plus dressing.
I also forgot to take a closer picture of the flowers we bought (see the first photo - we got a $9.99 bouquet this time)
We also bought two greeting cards for 99 cents each and a candy bar for 99 cents, but those either didn't make it home or I don't want to ruin the surprise, so no pics of those either.
I hope you enjoyed this Trader Joe's Haul. I love seeing what people buy at the grocery store. Do you have any Trader Joe's favorites? Leave them in the comments!