Trader Joe’s is my one stop shop when I’m having people over to our house. My first grab is always FRESH FLOWERS. They have the prettiest varieties at the best prices and they usually last me over a week.
Next I always grab numerous items – but I wanted to share with you my 4 TOP favorites:
1. Raisin Rosemary Crisps – I tried these based on a girlfriend’s recommendation. And boy was she right! These little crisps have so much great flavor. I like to serve them with goat cheese best! Any softer cheese would do…
2. Mandarin Orange Chicken – I can’t tell you how many girl’s nights I threw these puppies in the oven. Very very easy meal to accomplish and I throw it over some white rice for a quick “take-out” mean IN! Such deliciousness.
3. Blue Cheese Pecan Dip – This is the QUEEN of all dips. If you like blue cheese that is. And I very much do. Even a few of my non-blue cheese friends enjoy this dip. I usually serve with pita chips from Trader Joe’s, but any harder chip/cracker would do. And don’t forget the red wine…A little cabernet with blue cheese is ALWAYS a good iea.
4. Dark Chocolate Speculoos Cookie Butter Cups – And for a small dessert because you are so stuffed from my other treats! Have you ever tried Trader Joe’s cookie butter?! It is a must. It’s never lasted long enough for me to actually try it ON anything…I’ve eaten it straight from the jar with a spoon. So when I saw these little cups, I knew it was love at first sight! Dark Chocolate and cookie butter is a decadent combo!