Trader Joe's Potstickers and Wontons
|The label says this package contains 9 servings|
but they would be little tiny servings.
I say the package serves two as a lunch main dish.
--Product photos from TJ's website.
Of course you can make your own potstickers or wontons, but maybe you don't have time and need a quick lunch or a dinner appetizer.
If you are really pressed for time, you can use packaged salad veggies like slaw mix, though I don't think these are as good as freshly sliced veggies. This is one area where I think a bit of work is worth it! I'm not a fan of bottled salad dressing either; mixing it up is just too easy.
Trader Joe's Meatballs
Of course you can use Trader Joe's meatballs in meatball sandwiches or in spaghetti or cut in half on a home-made pizza. That's obvious. But have you thought about putting them in soup? Not quite so obvious -- in fact, I'd call it a hack.
Trader Joe's Banh Mi Sandwiches
The trouble is that you never can be sure your TJ's will have any particular product the next time you want it. Sure, things like steak, milk and salsa are probably always going to be there, but the exact kind of salsa you liked last week might disappear, or even the exact kind of steak. Today TJ's didn't have any packaged unseasoned pork loins, and I have no idea if they'll get more, or for that matter, if they'll always have the pâté either. But if you find these items, enjoy a sandwich!