Tuesday, November 9, 2021
I went to TJ’s this Saturday to get some healthy staples. I go about once a month and try to go very early on Saturday mornings. Typically I go into the liquor store first. We have a law in Kentucky that liquor can’t be sold in grocery stores, so they have a different “store” right next door for alcohol. It’s really dumb. We also can’t buy it until 1:00 pm on Sundays so going on Saturdays makes the most sense for efficient use of time.
I will be honest with you; I have not gone to TJ’s as much as I normally would have due to the temptations. Yes, they have lots of healthy options that look amazing, but they also have so many seasonal treats!
I bought these for the first time to add some crunch on my salads. I like them but they are super crunchy.
My Kroger had been out of Laughing Cow and luckily TJ’s has it. This is a staple for me. It goes in my buffalo chicken dip and it is so good spread on celery with Everything but the Bagel Seasoning. It makes a great snack.
I had ordered hearts of palm pasta from Amazon for a very high price so I was excited to see it in the pasta aisle. I think it’s pretty good!
I had an idea to put it with artichokes and mushrooms maybe? I haven’t tried it yet. I also got a recipe for a skinny spinach artichoke dip. Hello 90s! I still love that dip so much! You should always have diced tomatoes and I am using the salsa verde for the Mexican spaghetti squash dish I am trying this week.
Yum! Shaved brussel sprouts cooked with a bit of bacon and bacon grease?
The aforementioned spaghetti squash and an acorn squash to duplicate Erica’s amazing meal from a couple of weeks ago.
Love this jasmine rice for the fam. And, I am trying the brown for the first time. Frozen corn is a staple for us and I bought some shrimp to maybe use with the hearts of palm pasta.
I needed green onions and cilantro for the spaghetti squash dish and I wanted to roast the beautiful tri-color carrots (what a pretty Thanksgiving side!), and then I had plans for salads a couple of times this week.
The lite cheeses are so good and the non-lite is probably the best shredded cheese I have ever had.
I did buy a few treats – I bought advent calendars for my nieces and nephews (get those quickly or they will be gone!), an advent calendar for Ernie (hehe), and the amazing tiny chocolate chip cookies that the boys like.
Anything you would recommend? I am so sorry if you don’t have one close by! It really is such a lovely grocery shopping experience if you can go when it isn’t crowded!