One of the food blogs that I like to read is the Smart Cookie Cooks. The author loves a grocery store called Wegman's and periodically makes a run to that particular store that is about an hour from where she lives and then documents all the great things that she found.
That's kind of how I feel about Trader Joe's. The closest one is in New Mexico. And that's not close. Not remotely a day trip. When I'm visiting friends and family in the Chicago suburbs, I try to hit the TJ. When I'm out in California, I do the same.
Trader Joe's is officially coming to Colorado and we will have two stores later this year. Yay!
For Christmas, I asked Santa for a couple TJ treats, including Wasabi mayo, Island Soyaki and Thai basil and chili cashews. You know Santa is a foodie when he comes through with a jar of mayo in your stocking.
I've made a sweet french toastwich before, but I was intrigued with what kind of breakfast sandwich I could make using the wasabi mayo. How about grilled cheese? I made a grilled cheese sandwich with wheat bread, munster cheese and wasabi mayo and put it on the griddle to get the bread toasty and the cheese warm. Then I dipped it in egg and skim milk and put it back on the griddle.
The finished product? Gooey grilled cheese with a real kick!
Do you have a favorite food store? What is it and why?