DH and I decided to have a party on the 21st, just drinks and heavy apps, probably 30-36 people. Friends and I are driving the 2 hours to Trader Joe’s the week before and I want to buy some food items from there for the party. Any suggestions??
Love your kitty avatar. Mine are pretty basic ideas....cheese (love, love Huntsman (layers of stilton and cheddar); jars of black olive tapenade; I bought an interesting pumpkin seed salsa last time I was there but not sure if that's seasonal; chocolate covered coffee beans and their huge Belgian chocolate block. I'll be curious to see others' suggestions.
Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'
I buy a lot at Trader Joe’s but probably not what would be considered party food. DH does love their Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips w/Lime but they’re a little too salty for me. I’ll have to give this some more thought as I’m going to be heading to TJ’s in a short while.
Post by erin elizabeth on Dec 10, 2018 12:51:31 GMT -5
I had the vegetable samosas at a friend's and they were good. I LOVE the Some Enchanted Crackers. The prices on the nuts and dried fruit are good. It would be really easy to do a cheese tray with all the accoutrements. I have not heard a bad thing about any of the TJ's freezer products. You could also check out the Daily Waffle blog or Instagram page--she reviews TJ's products.
Well, we took the 2-hour trip to TJ’s, filled 2 coolers and many bags, and are now set for a couple of months. Can’t wait to move back where there is one closer!
Anyway, the Vegetable Samosas were awesome! I also bought a chutney (mango, I think) and they disappeared. I also bought veggie “nest” things (kale and carrot strips in a nest shape, very flavorful and crispy), bacon wrapped scallops (the hungry locusts took care of those quickly), as well as marinated artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, and other such things. I bought coconut shrimp at Sam’s (Sea-Pac brand) and was unimpressed, but their Franks-in-a-Blanket were crowd pleasers as always. I did get lots of cheeses at Aldi’s, too, and crackers. Too much food, but that’s what Christmas parties are for!