Welcome to Thanksgiving week Menu Plan Monday! This has been a really busy week here, with my oldest daughter arriving home from college. I love having all the girls home at the same time! We went to a niece’s birthday party Saturday and did some Christmas shopping on the way home. Fun! We also stopped at Trader Joe’s on the north side of Indy. I would love to have a Trader Joe’s in my town, although honestly if I did, I probably wouldn’t find it as exciting.
This week, for something different (and because I’m really busy today and don’t have the week’s menu plan together yet), I thought it would be fun to look at the goodies we found at TJ’s this time —
Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies
My sister recommended these, and one of the girls said we needed some. She hopes to make “cookie sandwiches” by putting icing between two. Another girl mentioned she wished these were soft instead of crunchy. I agree, but you can’t have everything.
Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Stars
These are little star-shaped cookies “enrobed” in dark chocolate. Pretty tasty. Cute, too.
Peach Salsa and Island Salsa
I’m always looking for things like this. Last visit, I bought something similar that was a chutney. I used it with fish and it was really tasty. These look good too — either with fish or chicken or even to dip chips in.
Trader Joe’s Tandoori Naan
We love naan bread! Recently I’ve been buying it up a lot at Meijer when they have it for $1 (I keep them in the freezer). But I’ll give Trader Joe’s a try. They look good. And I’ll use them soon, because I’ve learned that naan bread tends to mold quickly if you don’t.
Harvest Grains Blend
This is a really tasty blend of Israeli style couscous, orzo, baby garbanzo beans, and red quinoa. You can prepare it in about 10 minutes and it’s great as a side dish with pretty much anything. Great in soups too.
Veggie Sticks Potato Snacks
One of the girls has loved these for years!
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
I would prefer these in milk chocolate (and they did carry those), but these are pretty good too.
This was a new find, and they taste divine — basically graham crackers and marshmallows coated in chocolate. YUM!
Do you have a favorite thing to buy at Trader Joe’s?
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! What are your plans? I’ll meet you all back here again next Monday, and then it’s on to Christmas 😉
More menu plan Monday ideas and recipes at OrgJunkie‘s.