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Old 09-17-2010, 07:43 PM   #41
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I tried the Orange Chicken tonight.Baked it then tossed with the sauce.I added some sesame seeds.

Great! Less breading than most take out places.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:48 PM   #42
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I'm picking up some salami and cheese at Smart & Final this evening. They're a little closer and a whole lot less crowded than TJ's. I'll be in and out in no time.
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:51 PM   #43
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We tried the Mushroom tarte tonight and it was great!
Not just good but great! Almost a cracker crust.

We also tried the red pepper one but i added some salami and mexican cheese.Very good too but hard to comment on since I changed it.more of a traditional crust.Crunchy!
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:23 PM   #44
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TJ's pesto is the best. Where I live I am not always able to get fresh basil, so when I go to Reno, NV I buy TJ's pesto and put it in the freezer. This is especially handy in the winter when the weather is too bad to drive to Reno.
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:21 PM   #45
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4meandthem, glad you liked it. You didn't miss that little packet of hot red pepper infused olive oil did you? It just floats free in the box and easy to miss. Once you taste it you can't miss the flavor though can you

sierracook, I love Pesto and run out in the winter. Thanks for that tip!

MSC, I tried the Mushroom Risotto...mmm mmm good! And it has those rare porcini mushrooms in it that are usually expensive. Good value, great taste!

NAchef, i feel your pain...but cheer up, it's just a matter of time before you get a Trader Joe's. I mean they're in the east and west and franchise numbers are growing.

kayelle, I asked my daughter what she made for her boyfriend for dinner while I was out. She said, chicken wings. I said, but I don't have any chicken wings. She said, yeah ya do, the leftovers are in the fridge. I looked and found some morsels of the chicken chunks from Trader Joe's Orange Chicken dinner and the unused sauce packet...grrr...kids! I did manage to put together a smal tester plate and they are grrreat!

pd's wife, i'm off to buy some lemon curd today...my first purchase of lemon curd

I'm going today and will also check out the crushers and the frozen garlic.
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:25 PM   #46
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I tried the Orange Chicken tonight.Baked it then tossed with the sauce.I added some sesame seeds.

Great! Less breading than most take out places.
4me, I've never done the oven method, but do mine in a skillet with a little oil. I put the sauce from the packets in a bowl, add about 1/2 cup of orange juice and heat it in the micro. When the chicken is done, I sprinkle some on sliced green onions, pour on the heated sauce, and serve the whole thing over steamed jasmine rice. I really like that the yummy sauce can be extended enough to flavor the rice. I gotta remember to use the sesame seeds sometime, I've often added sliced almonds on the top. Glad you liked it.

Too funny MA!! did she wonder where the bones went?
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:28 PM   #47
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I've purchased an Herbed Rice mix that was really really good and I love their frozen oatmeal. It's the only oatmeal I can eat a whole portion of.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:41 PM   #48
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.......pd's wife, i'm off to buy some lemon curd today...my first purchase of lemon curd ........
I have a great recipe for cookies that use lemon curd. It is like a shortbread cookie recipe with the lemon curd in the middle.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:15 PM   #49
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We just finished the mushroom flatbread. Another great choice. If I had one complaint, it would be that the crust was a little too chewy near the center.

Now SO is hooked and wants me to find out what else they have!
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:07 PM   #50
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Andy, does she like spicy Thai food? Trader Joe's True Thai Tom Yam Soup with Spinach Mushroom Wontons is great...i think. I mean I don't like spicy foods so I left out the packet they included of 2 skinny red hot chilis, thai basil leaves, and lemongrass. It was really tasty without it but still a little spicy for me...delicious though for thai lovers.

Package says, Imagine yourself sitting on the banks of the Chao Phraya in Central Thailand. Ingredients are: water, wheatflour, coconut milk, carrot, spinach, onion, lemongrass, waterchestnut, turnip, red chili, mushroom, lemonjuice, and soysauce.
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