Friday, September 15, 2006

What You Learn When You're a Wimp


I've written about my love of Trader Joe's pizza dough before. The roll-it-yourself, herby dough makes its way into our weeknight rotation about once or twice a month.

This week, I learned a valuable lesson about another of TJ's products, however. If, try as you might, your wimpy upper arms can't provide enough strength to open a jar of pasta sauce (I often use TJ's basic marinara on my quickie pizzas), leftover Trader Joe's roasted vegetable tapenade works wonders. Robust flavors, just saucy enough, with a hint of basil.

Now, back to the weight lifting.

5 comments:

Kalyn said...

I am SO SAD that they don't have Trader Joe's in Utah. I doubt they'd ever consider coming here, sigh. I love their Tuna in Red Panang Curry Sauce (comes already cooked in a pouch that you just heat, do I dare admit that I eat things like that sometimes. It's awesome if you haven't tried it. When I visit my brother I stock up!

connie said...

is that a big bubble in the dough? it looks like a giant wart.

mmmm...good looking wart

Erin S. said...

connie--yep, a bubble. I probably didn't roll the dough as thoroughly as I should have, but I'm lazy, what can I say...

Barbara K said...

Wow, that photo is great! We grieve on a regular basis that there are no TJ's in NC either. I could do ALL my grocery shopping at a Trader Joe's if we had one nearby!

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