Trader Joe’s Holiday Hacks

Sooo its that time of year, when you have a ton of gatherings, parties, and family dinners and you almost always need something to bring.  Year round I have a serious obsession with all things Trader Joe’s.  When it comes to hosting or attending  seasonal festivities TJ’s helps make everything bright.  These are the five ways that Trader Joe’s has saved my holiday season.

  1. So much holiday gluten free goodness! I am currently hooked on their new Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread/ Muffin Mix which is $3.99.  These babies only require 2 eggs, water and oil and in 22-25 minutes you have a fall celebration in your mouth!  They are super flavorful and seasoned to perfection.  They are so yummy and easy that my husband started baking them, and then ate the fruits of his labor…..
    • If you need other GF friendly holiday staples try their GF Cornbread Muffin Mix, Stuffing, and Pumpkin Pancake Mix.  All of these have been tested by gluten intolerant and gluten tolerant alike, and loved!
  2. Silk Almond Hazelnut Creamer $4.99 + Houseblend Coffee $13.99= a great start to your day.  Finally there is that autumn chill in the air that makes a morning cup of coffee extra rewarding!  I love sharing coffee and conversation when guests are visiting.  Whether it is a mid-day pick-me-up or an aid for early consciousness this combination is a fall hug from the inside out.
  3. Looking to roast your turkey with fresh organic herbs?? Organic Thanksgiving Herb Bouquet, $3.99 to the rescue!  Use this enticingly scented bundle of sage, rosemary and thyme for turkey, stuffing, or even butternut squash soup.  These savory herbs are also great for earthy aromatic table settings.
  4. Wanna be the hostess with the mostess?!  Keep on hand TJ’s Cranberry Chevre Log $3.99, Erath Pinot Noir $12.99, and their Fig & Olive Crackers $3.99, and you are sure to impress any friends and family that stop by unexpectedly.  The tart cranberries, atop the flavorful crackers, paired with the smooth fruity red is a well balanced combo that certain to leave everyone satisfied.  If you do not drink alcohol warm up some of their yummy Apple Cider which is $2.99 and throw in a fragrant cinnamon stick in for extra cheer.
  5. Carrot Souffle, is it dessert or an addition to dinner?  Thankfully this versatile deliciousness can cover so many bases you will be prepared for dinners and potlucks all season long.  This pre-made side-dish is great for those who don’t have time to cook but still want to bring a crowd-pleaser.  Only $4.99 TJ’s Carrot Souffle is a steal.

I hope these tips will help you enjoy your holidays to the fullest.  Being prepared can help this season filled with memories and not stress.  Be sure to check in often for more hosting tips to ensure all of your events are beautiful and go smoothly.

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**I have included the  prices of these items at my local Trader Joe’s, sorry if they do not reflect the pricing in your area.

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