As you know, I’m a big fan of the Trader. So here are a couple of things I discovered recently.
We had Chicken and Vegetable Pot stickers last night and they were great! The secret was in the use of TJ’s Hot and Sour Soup. I took all of the Trader Joe’s frozen pot stickers out and placed them in a large (wide) pan of heated oil (2 Tbs at medium/high) and let them simmer for about 2 minutes. Then I added a ¼ cup of water and covered the pan for about 8 minutes. In the meantime, I opened the soup and put it in a saucepan to heat. Once it began to bubble, I put the pot stickers into that saucepan and turned the heat down to let it simmer for an additional 10 minutes; stirring every now and then to make certain the stickers got some good coverage with the soup. Served in a soup bowl, this makes a great dinner for two, though you have to like spicy, and we do.
We also like Trader Joe’s own version of Oreo’s, (Joe-Joe’s) especially the ginger flavored one. But there is a new one out and it’s the Candy Cane Joe-Joe. Real peppermint candy cane embedded in the frosting… it’s even better than the ginger!