I’ve finally gotten myself down to only one Trader Joe’s shop a week. However, I am still working on buying enough at one time to last us until my next shop and of course, I always forget something!
The most important thing that I forgot this time was the frozen organic pizza crusts. My son LOVES those Trader Joe’s pizza crusts. I thought we still had a package left in the freezer. Oops.
I also failed to get a watermelon but that was more a conscious choice. Even though I needed watermelon and the price was $2.99, I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to carry it or cut it up. Ah well.
I can’t really say that I buy anything too exciting lately. Right now, I am still going through my I don’t care what I eat phase. We aren’t meal planning, we are eating out a whole lot and I am not thinking ahead to purchase foods I might be interested in cooking.
In some ways it’s a fun way to live and in other ways, it’s not. I never really know right now what I will have for dinner and sometimes that can be a little frustrating. However, I am just going to ride this phase out until something inspiring starts to kick in again.
- Organic Baby Carrots
- Romaine Lettuce
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Feta Cheese
- Frozen Broccoli (for roasting)
- Organic Riced Cauliflower
- Frozen Blueberries
- Forgot the organic pizza crusts!
- Forgot the veggie burgers!
- Organic Crunchy Salted Peanut Butter
- Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- Chocolate Cat Cookies
- Organic Chickpeas
- Organic Refried Beans
- Coffee Cups
- Organic Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
- Chocolate Chip Brownie & Oat Bars
- Pizza Sauce
- Reduced Guilt Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
- Kettle Cooked Potato Chip Snack Bags
- Organic Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce (is this new? I hadn’t bought it before)
- Carolina Gold Barbecue Sauce
I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with the frozen organic riced cauliflower but I ended up throwing it in a pan with the frozen spiralized carrots (that I still had in my freezer), frozen broccoli and tomato sauce. With the addition of oregano and crushed red pepper, it really turned out to be a good meal for myself.
Once it all cooked, I added mozzarella cheese. It was really a delicious, quick dish that I see myself repeating quite often going forward.
You should also know that I bought a container of jicama sticks and snacked on them while shopping at Trader Joe’s. I am the queen of opening food while still in the grocery stores and I have no shame in doing so.
Let’s talk quickly about the Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend. I know I promised to share my favorite ways to use it so here we go.
After having the Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend in the house now for a while, here’s how I use it most often:
Sprinkled into mashed avocado as a veggie dip.
As seasoning for vegetables and/or potatoes that I am roasting in the oven.
Sprinkled on salads for added flavor.
Mashed into potatoes.
Mixed into chopped meat as seasoning for hamburgers (my son liked the burgers, I didn’t taste them).
Added to any type of veggie mix that I may be cooking on the stove.
** I don’t eat chicken and I don’t cook it often for my son but I am convinced it would be delicious on grilled chicken if I were to make it.
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