I’m a huge fan of Trader Joe’s and I generally love their in-house stuff. But this morning when we went grocery shopping I was beyond excited to see a new instant favorite: Tuna in Green Curry Sauce! We bought four boxes. I love the red panang curry version, which is the best, cheapest, and fastest lunch in my repertoire — perfect when I’m busy and hungry. If you haven’t tried the TJ’s tuna curries yet (there’s also a yellow one with potatoes), they’re only $1.39 for a generous serving and so easy to make.
We had the new green curry version for lunch with spinach and rice and it was excellent. The instructions say to boil it in the bag but I always open it up, saute it in a pan with vegetables (this time I added a double handful of baby spinach) and heat it through. It’s perfect over rice, or the package suggests that you can “try it on a hearty bread for a memorable, Thai-inspired sandwich” which doesn’t sound quite as good to me.
On another note, I buy most of my wine at Trader Joe’s (my current favorite is the Old Moon Zinfandel) and really like the suggestions from John G. at Quaffability, a blog devoted to reviewing affordable wines, mostly from TJ’s. There are even ultra-handy categories like TJ’s Under $6, $6-12, and over $12 so you can sort his picks depending on your price range.
I also spotted another fun drinky thing today: the new Blueprint blog (which I’m liking a lot) posted a easy, delicious-sounding recipe for one of my all-time favorite cocktails, the Dark and Stormy. Must get decent spicy ginger ale and try it… the photo she posted is so enticing.