Friday Favorites {Trader Joe’s edition}

Any day that involves a trip to Trader Joe’s is a good day.   Today I thought I’d share some of my recent buys:  some are usual suspects and others are new-to-me products that I wanted to try.

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You can always find cheese in my cart at Trader Joe’s.  They have so many to choose from and for a great price.  The cheddar and blue cheese will be used in appetizer recipes this weekend.

P.S.  There is a new cheese in town:  Apple Cinnamon Goat Cheese and I MUST get my cheese loving hands on a log.

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And where there’s cheese, there’s wine.  Always.  No surprise here – I love the wine selection at TJ’s.  I have not tried the Rose on the far left but I promise to report back.  And the RSVP, that’s destined for mimosas tomorrow morning.

Here’s a handy-dandy cheese and wine pairing guide to help navigate these two favorites of mine.

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A couple of pantry items I like to keep on hand…oats and quinoa.  I haven’t tried the tricolor quinoa yet but I’m thinking it would be fantastic in stuffed peppers.

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Trader Joe’s has an extensive selection of nuts.  These were actually purchased because I was very upset to find that there were no jars of almond butter when I arrived.  So I’m making my own.

However, I love their spiced pecans – perfect for an autumn salad.

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Here’s a few random new-to-me products.  I’ve fallen in love with hot tea in the evenings (yes, I act like I’m 80 at times) and I can’t wait to try the harvest blend.  And I’m not a “splash water everywhere” kind of face washer at night – I love the face towelettes.  I’ve tried numerous brands from Target and Walmart but I thought I’d give these a try.

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You guys, I’m on a cider-kick these days.  I fell in love all over again with Angry Orchard (my current favorite is the “Crisp” variety) last weekend and I don’t think anything is coming between me and cider anytime soon.

 Cider = fall.  I’m excited to try this new-to-me granny smith cider that I found at TJ’s.

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And finally, a few more pantry staples.  Canned food.  I bought the pumpkin on a whim because, well, it’s fall.  (Though I’m baking with that can of pumpkin this evening!)  And I always, always have beans in the pantry.  They’re a great source of protein and they’re perfect when I need a quick and healthy dinner on the fly.

What are some of your favorite TJ items?

Anyone want to volunteer to find me that apple-cinnamon goat cheese?

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