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Delicious, demi-sized and unexpected from Trader Joe’s

5 Dec

Things happen for a reason, right? A series of fortunate events proved that point.

Last weekend included a series of impromptu gatherings, one of those rare occasions where open schedule meets spur-of-the-moment invitation. The subject of this post came together on Sunday.

In the morning, a friend called pleading me to help her out that night with an overabundance of ham-and-bean soup.  I was happy to be of assistance.

Shortly after that call, another friend texted to join her for lunch and a TJ’s shopping trip. Loyal friend that I am, I obliged.

Then, while at TJ’s, there was a special mid-store temporary tasting station by the cheese section, sampling a new dairy item: Unexpected Cheddar Cheese.

Parmesan cheese is the twist to this classic. The Dickens, you say!

In the words of Monty Python: No one expects the Parmesan cheese!

What’s unexpected is the Parmesan cheese that laces the cheddar. SO delicious!

Then I walked a few steps and saw the cutest demi-baguette of olive bread ever:

Demi-baguette of olive bread

Cutest little olive bread ever!

Everything came together at that moment! The cheese and bread would be my contribution to the soup dinner. And, voila, I made that happen with Trader Joe’s help.

Thanks so much, Trader Joe’s!

And thank you so much for visiting Things I Love at Trader Joe’s! If you love cheese, bread and olives, you have GOT to try these! Let us know what you think when you do.

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Trader Joe’s Chocolate Peppermint Loaf Mix

16 Nov

We’ll keep this short and sweet for your Friday musing and weekend cooking plans.

A friend calls. She’s coming over in a couple of hours. Autumn winds are blowing and the temperature’s dropped to heavy coat conditions. You want to welcome your friend with the smell of baked goods in the air and the taste of moist, gooey chocolate not far behind, but you have a million things to do.

Enter Trader Joe’s Chocolate Peppermint Loaf Mix.

Trader Joe's Chocolate Peppermint Loaf

Dotted with gooey chocolate chips: Trader Joe’s Chocolate Peppermint Loaf

It’s easy, it’s good and it will last a few days, too, if there’s any left. Day four, pop a slice in the microwave for 30 seconds and it’s freshly baked all over again.

Thanks, TJ’s.

And thank you, too, for reading and following Things I Love at Trader Joe’s!

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