Thursday, June 4, 2015

Trader Joe's Favorite Party Staples


Trader Joe's Haul!  I totally procrastinated getting groceries this week.  Just a busy week and we really needed to work on cleaning out our fridge of all the leftovers, ya know what I'm sayin?
I typically do not do my main grocery shopping at Trader Joe's, there are a few favs I can only get there though and party foods are at the top!
So I wanted to share with you my fav quick picks at Trader Joe's.
Please forgive my terrible photography today!  Its not easy taking pictures with 30 people staring at you, I'm sure they are not all staring at me but that is how I felt haha!!

                                            First off, what up Yoda - he graduated I guess!

You want to put together a party easily and quickly I suggest a cheese tray, you just can't go wrong and it is so simple.  Just throw a few other things along with it and bam instant party!
Here are a few of my favs.



The Italian Truffle Cheese and Cotswald are my favorites!
Pair that with TJ's Salami, cashews, olives, fruit and Baguettes! 

The mozzarella balls you can simple skewer along with a grape tomato, drizzle with a balsamic vinegar and fresh shredded basil!  Your guest will think you worked on it all day!



Now all of these pictured above are not party foods but some of my have to always pick up while I am at TJ's.
The cheese sticks are great nibbles and the pita chips pair well with one of their many hummus.
Artichokes are a great price, and who doesn't like artichoke dip!?
In the center is my #1 favorite in the appetizer case in the frozen food section (top left) flakey pastry bites with caramelized onions and feta cheese!
A quick breakfast or out and about bite are my fav, the peanut butter dark chocolate protein bars by Kind.
The kettle corn is for my son.
There are several types of salmon in the meat section, those go well with cheese.
Almost every week day I have a salad for lunch and Trader Joe's croutons are the best around!

Next to the produce are tons of pre made dips and spreads, all good I'm sure!

Have you ever noticed that there is a "New Product" section?  Thats fun to check out, not sure how often they update it but ours is on an end cap.

Fresh flowers are beautiful for a centerpiece for your party and at a great price.

So go have fun and check out your local Trader Joe's !

Listen for the bell while there - at my TJ's that means a child located the hidden eagle in the store now they get a candy!  Ding Ding!





















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