Happy Monday, friends!
Well, how many of you have shown up here today to see who’s won the FIFTH and final prize for FIVE DAYS OF FABULOUS?????
Sheaffer and I are so excited to announce that TAYLOR POWELL has won!!
We emailed you this morning! Please email us back ASAP to claim your prize!
Well, boo. If you’re not Taylor Powell, I don’t have a Gucci bag for you, but I do have lots of goodies from Trader Joe’s to share with you. 😉
I went for my weekly Trader Joe’s run last week and intentionally paid more attention to the holiday fare…and let me tell you, THERE WAS TOO MUCH TO SEE! Guys, if you are thinking about visiting Trader Joe’s right now, GO. GO, FAST! Now, we have a g-free house, so I was very limited to what I could put in my cart (and ended up adding a few things to it with gluten just so I could try it and share it with you), but I feel like I left behind 4 billion other delicious looking (glutenous!) things that most of you need to add to your cart. I snapped some pics of a few of those finds too to share with you.
Okay, make a list, check it twice and go grocery shopping. Here are my newest finds just in time for the holidays…
Well, they swapped out the leaf chips for festive stockings and trees. If you buy these chips, make sure you make this…
…my Sausage Migas Breakfast Casserole 🙂 . Yours will be fun because it will be all Christmas-y!
Okay…I have a lot to say about this next item…
…Jingle Jangle. So, this is not gluten-free and therefore, last year, I didn’t buy it. But I promise you when I say, IT’S THE MOST SUGGESTED TRADER JOE’S ITEM FROM YOU TO ME EVER. Seriously, I’ll post on here or Instagram in like July and say “what should I buy from Trader Joe’s” and a dozen of you will comment back and say “well, it’s not in season, but when it is, make sure you buy Jingle Jangle”. Bahahaha! I mean to tell you, you ladies set my expectations high. Well, last week, Kensington had a scoring clinic at volleyball and then volleyball practice, so I knew she would be gone about four hours, so I bought it for us to try without her…and we ate it all. Andrew and I don’t even really like sweet things, but we were picking through the tin going “what is this, who cares, I’m eating it”. It’s like they took every cookie, popcorn, cracker, candy they make all year long, poured chocolate over it and stuck it in the tin. It surpassed our expectations. Not only would this be delicious to have in your home with a Christmas movie, but it’s cute enough that I’m mad I didn’t get a few more to give away as gifts this year. Neighbors, friends, random gifts…this would be a lovely one.
Get it. Get it now. Put this on everything. Buy a second bottle. I think this bottle was $7, but it was equally as delicious (or maybe even more!) then some of those gourmet bottles other stores sell for $25 or $30.
I bought this bar mix to keep…on our bar to pour into little bowls for snacking with our Christmas cocktails. It’s so good! This would also make a great little gift to pass out!
Here is the back of the tin, yummy, right?!
It has their Unexpected Cheddar in it. YUM!!!!
We love their cauliflower and their sweet potato gnocchis, but so many of you suggested we try this one too. We tried it this week when we had Sausage, Peppers & Onions, and it was also totally worth the hype!!
This trip to Trader Joe’s, I found several new things for me to keep in the freezer for weekday lunches…
They had me at spicy.
I thought these would be great in the air fryer!!
And these would be great in the air fryer too!!!!
And I’ve been having a moment with chicken curry lately, so this came home with me for a weekday lunch too!
Now, this Tomato Feta Soup was so highly recommend by you ladies, that I bought two of them! It is so delicious!!! Wow! This is really, really good!
And I switched things up this time; instead of buying the chicken noodle soup, I bought this one instead! I love a miso soup!!
For our Christmas charcuterie board this year…
…I bought both the Black Pepper Toscano Cheese and…
…the Toscano dusted with cinnamon. YUM! We also bought this to go on our board…
…the new White Truffle Popcorn! We’ve already enjoyed the entire bag!
In November, I shared several Christmas-y treats, but I have a few more…
…these Dark Chocolate Minty Marshmallows are so dang good as are…
…these Candy Cane Chocolate Covered Almonds! Both would be super cute as a little gift or easy just to put out and make any evening a little more festive.
I was thrilled to see that they had a gluten-free pumpkin bread this time! I’m not sure why I didn’t see it earlier in the fall, but guys, it’s really so good! We sliced it up and had it for breakfast. My kids loved it (me too!). Trader Joe’s always does a great job with their g-free baked goods.
Just do it. Trust me. Do. It. Speaking of which…
…these little bites are light, crunchy and a bit spicy. I had them for lunch with some soup and…
I couldn’t remember if I’d shared this hummus or not, but other than the dill pickle (my very fave), this one is tops in my opinion!
I’ve bought this now three times, but I don’t think I’ve shared it here before. You can, of course, use it for making bruschetta, but we eat it as a dip…or I stir it in to a quick spaghetti sauce for major impact. This is really good, guys!
Okay, a few holiday finds I saw but didn’t buy…
…tons of holiday inspired beverages, both with and without alcohol.
Yummy cookie mixes! They even have jars to gift of pre-poured ingredients in adorable mason jars!
English toffee…my absolute favorite candy!!
How cute are these tins of Danish butter cookies?!
Dark chocolate covered Peppermint Joe Joes?! Yes, please!
These little cookie mug hangers are ADORABLE!!! I so wish they had been g-free! My kids would have loved these!
Speaking of which, their gingerbread houses are so cute too!!!
They have cookie kits for decorating…
…and mini dark chocolate stars too.
My happy place 🙂 .
Look at these cute mini gingerbread people!
And seasonal baked goods galore!
Needless to say, friends, get yourselves to Trader Joe’s. STAT!!
That’s it for today! Make sure you also check out my NOVEMBER TRADER JOE’S POST as well for other holiday goodies in store! If you have any new finds for me, PLEASE COMMENT AND SHARE!!
Also, don’t forget, if you want to see even more of my favorite Trader Joe’s finds, you can by clicking here…
Trader Joe’s Faves PART 1 (from February last year, so most of these items are currently in store!!)
Trader Joe’s Faves PART 2 (from May!)
Trader Joe’s Faves PART 3 (from August!)
Trader Joe’s FALL FAVES
Trader Joe’s Faves PART 4
Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free
Trader Joe’s Lately from July 2020
Trader Joe’s FALL FAVES Part 2
Trader Joe’s November 2020
Happy Monday!! xo