Manic: While my daughter had her teeth cleaned, I ran across the street to Trader Joe’s to pick up something for dinner.
Managed: Running into my great gal pal, Liz who told me that Trader Joe’s has a cookbook, that was available at a gift boutique right next door to Trader Joe’s. She told me that the recipes have ingredients that are all sold at Trader Joe’s. I love this idea, so I popped into the gift shop and bought myself a copy. Read on to see more about the cookbook and what entree I prepared that night from my new book of recipes!
The cook book is called Cooking With Trader Joe’s Cookbook: Dinner’s Done! by Deana Gunn and Wona Miniati. I bought my copy at a cool gift shop called Expressions Boutique located at 40th Street and Chandler Blvd. in Ahwatukee, right next door to Trader Joes. My copy cost me $24.95 and it is a nice hardcover book filled with recipes that include a picture of each dish. I love cookbooks with photos!
The store also sold several other versions of Trader Joe’s cookbooks, including lower calorie meals, a smaller book called The Companion and others. I chose this one because I’m always looking for dinner ideas for my family.
Copies of the book can also be purchased at the Cooking with Trader Joe’s website.
For my first trial recipe, I selected a dish called Easy Chicken Parmigiana and I can tell you that my family loved this entree!
The book looks nice and the recipes are super quick and easy to follow…a real plus for a manic mom!
And I love how the finished dish looks and tastes!
Have you tried a Trader Joe’s cookbook recipe? Tell us your favorite here in the comments section!