Monday, February 15, 2010

Trader Joe's.....I think I love you.....

I got the new Trader Joe's flyer in my inbox today. I think I am in love LOL. They always have great prices and great food. You can't go wrong (well the produce can be a little wonky at times). Check out their new stuff...

Protein-Packed Pasta Dinner
Feed Four in Six Minutes
For Less Than $5.00!

Proving that even a simple dinner can be made more
convenient, without sacrificing flavor or quality, Trader
Joe’s has introduced two products that make it a snap to
have a pasta dinner on the table in just minutes, without
spending much money.

Trader Joe’s Just Spaghetti is just that – spaghetti. It’s
fully cooked, rolled into a coil shape and frozen. You just
take it out of the outer package, heat it in the microwave
for about two and a half minutes, and presto! Perfectly al
dente spaghetti, in less time than it takes to boil water.
What to serve with Just Spaghetti to complete the meal?
Trader Joe’s Turkey Bolognese Sauce.

Also found in our freezers, this is a slow-simmered, authentic-in-allways-
but-one Bolognese. We’ve veered from tradition by
using turkey instead of beef, pork and veal. In fact, more
than 20% of the total weight of this sauce is turkey! The
result is a protein-packed sauce that’s just as savory, just
as thick and just as delicious as a classic Bolognese, but
with far fewer calories. Plus, you can pull it out of your
freezer and have it ready to ladle atop a bowl of pasta in
about 3-4 minutes.
Just Spaghetti is $2.49 for a pound of cooked pasta,
and Turkey Bolognese is $2.49 for 12 ounces of hearty
sauce. Together, $4.98 for enough food for a family of
four (okay, maybe two, if you have teenaged boys). Now
that’s a wow! Only at your neighborhood Trader Joe’s.

Fresh Manicotti with
Wild Mushroom Marinara

Manicotti is one of our favorite treats in all of Italian cuisine.
Rich and satisfying, it’s a dish that’s as comforting as your
favorite sweater. Trouble is, it can take hours to make
manicotti from scratch. Putting together the ingredients
and simmering the sauce. Cooking the pasta and filling it
with savory cheeses and herbs. And then the baking. It’s no
wonder most folks opt to get their manicotti fix at a restaurant,
rather than from their own kitchens. That is, until now.
Trader Joe’s Manicotti with Wild Mushroom Sauce,
our new twist on this favorite, brings manicotti to your
kitchen table, in about 3-4 minutes. We’ve done the hard
work, stuffing the tubular pasta shells with mozzarella,
ricotta and Romano cheeses, then topping them with a
slow-simmered wild mushroom marinara sauce that’s
loaded with porcini and white mushrooms. All that’s left
for you to do is the heating. So easy. This hearty entrée
is par-baked, so when you heat it, it’s cooking through for
the first time – it really will taste as though you’ve spent
hours in your kitchen perfecting the feast. The reality?
Even if you spend a few minutes tossing a salad and slicing
some bread, you’ll have dinner on the table in less than 10
minutes. Mangia!

Each 22 ounce Manicotti with Wild Mushroom Marinara
Sauce will feed about three pasta lovers. You’ll find it in our
refrigerated cases for the excellent price of $5.99, every day.

And if that wasn't enough they dropped the price on their wicked delicious refried beans. YUM!
Fat Free Refried Beans
99¢ a Can!

With Trader
Joe’s Traditional
Style Fat Free
Refried Beans, though,
you can get that same great
taste by simply opening a
can, because all that work has
already been done. Plus, you
get iron, magnesium, Omega-3s
and loads of protein – 14 grams
in every one cup serving. Add
them to your taco night spread,
use them in burritos or combine
them with our Queso Cheese
Dip – for more on why it’s
called Queso Cheese Dip, see
page 4 – to make a reexcellent
bean & cheese dip.
We’re selling each 16 ounce
can of Traditional Style Fat
Free Refried Beans for 99¢,
every day. You’ll find them on our
grocery shelves.

*This is seriously NOT a paid advertisement. I just love them!*

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