Trader Joe’s Tamales

2010/04/07

Last Saturday I stocked up on frozen and prepared foods at Trader Joe’s. Seriously, I have not had this many meals ready to eat in the house in a long time. Tonight we decided to try Trader “Jose’s” handcrafted frozen tamales.

I had the Cheese & Green Chile Tamales. The package came with two, but I only ate one (the other is in my lunch for tomorrow). The tamale was pretty good; the flavor was mild, but good. I wish it had a little more presence, because if I hadn’t done anything to dress it up, it probably would have been a little dry and bland.

Instead I topped the tamale with cheese and avocado, and served it with a side of salsa and sour cream. That made it even better.

Ian had these Beef Tamales, which he said had shredded beef in a sauce inside. He said they were pretty good.

Ian’s were also topped with avocado and cheese and served with a side of salsa. At least the toppings gave it some semblance of being fresh. I can’t wait to eat real food again.

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Pizzas from Trader Joe’s

2010/04/06

Some of you may know that I broke my foot last Thursday night. I was on crutches all weekend, but I saw the doctor today and got a walking boot. However, that doesn’t mean I am going to be on my feet in the kitchen cooking dinner at night. Tonight Ian and I had pizzas from Trader Joe’s.

This was my pizza, the 3 plus Blue Flatbread with Mozzarella, Grana Padano, Parmesan, and Gorgonzola Cheeses. This is what it looked like cooked:

However, I wasn’t satisfied with this, so I dressed it up with parmesan, crushed red pepper, oregano, fleur de sel, and pepper.

I didn’t make anything else, and I was really hungry because I missed my afternoon snack,  so I ate the whole thing. The bites with blue cheese were really good, but the bites without were a little boring.

Ian had a Pizza Margherita.

He really likes this pizza, and thought it was great, like always. He added a little fleur de sel, but nothing else.