Recent Meals + A Few Trader Joe’s Must-Haves

cookie mug hangers

Jumping right into a few recent meals plus current favorites from Trader Joe’s!

My routine Chopt order lately is this:

  • Romaine
  • Crispy Chickpeas
  • Avocado
  • Beets
  • Corn
  • Pickled Onions
  • Hearts of Palm
  • Lemon Tahini


I randomly made a vegan BLT with avocado on toasted Ezekiel bread for dinner the other night. It was very good! The last time I randomly made a vegan BLT was in the spring. I really should have it more often!

BLT’s are not something I crave often but when I’m in the mood for it, this basic sandwich always hits the spot.

vegan blt

It’s definitely that time of year for me for Matzoh ball soup. I’m always happy when my aunt sends me home with a few containers of her matzoh ball soup because I freeze it to eat when I need it.

matzoh ball soup

Okay, has anyone else bought the cute little cookie mug hangers from Trader Joe’s yet for this season?!

cookie mug hangers

I mean, how cute is this? Not to mention, the cookie itself is just so good. I love it with a mug of tea at night.

trader joes cookie mug hangers

I definitely bought the above Gingerman cookies for myself but also had my son in mind. He’s home from college this week so I made sure to have a few “extra” things in the house this week.

One of the other extras that I bought was Trader Joe’s frozen steel-cut oatmeal. I used to love this oatmeal before I got good at making my own. My son loves oatmeal and eats it at school so I figured he would like this steel-cut oatmeal since he refuses to eat the oatmeal I make (simply because he can’t admit that it’s good).

It can’t hurt to always have this oatmeal in the freezer when you need it in a pinch.

trader joes steel cut oatmeal

Also from the frozen section at Trader Joe’s, we like these Gone Berry Crazy chocolate-covered strawberry bites. These are definitely another must-have for the freezer at all times.

chocolate covered strawberries

My son asked if Trader Joe’s has their spice gift sets out yet — I didn’t see them so far but maybe by this weekend?

Anyway, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a nice long weekend!


Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

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