Monday, January 3, 2011

NYE Snackies - Love to Trader Joes

Happy 2011 Everybody!

Just sharing my kids' favorite thing about the Eve - snackie dinner!  This year we ran to Trader Joes and picked up all the frozen appys and goodies we could find - trying to be somewhat mindful of ingredients and such.

We had:
Fresh tri-color tomatoes oven burst and spread on toasted french bread.  Cilantro chicken dumplings.  Large head of garlic to for roasting and spreading.  Seasoned salmon fillets.  Tri-color hummus and garlic cheese with chips and pretzels.  Parmesan pigs in a blanket.  Mini pizza bagels.  And of course, Swedish donuts with caramel dipping sauce.  Yup, we made pigs of ourselves and enjoyed every minute of it!  Then I went to bed at 10.  :)
Anyone else have any NYE traditions?  Have you ever been to and do you like Trader Joes?

16 comments:

  1. That's great for NYE and fun for the kids. Trader Joe's is pretty great too, lots of yummy things there. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  2. I've never been to Trader Joe's, I have not heard of it actually. I don't think there are any in Atlantic Canada.
    When i was a kid, on New Year's Eve we would stay up with Dad (Mom's a lightweight :P) and watch the movies we received for Christmas. Now, i usually make last minute plans; as log as i get to see the fireworks, i go with the flow!

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  3. Omg I love this, Im in love with trader joes, anything from that store is good, i go there once a week and buy me the tasty goodies, i also like whole foods store, do u have whole foods in your area?

    http://laxfashion.blogspot.com/

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  4. hi Betty, it's a compliment that you want to copy me!
    And I wish I was with you to taste al these good things, yummie x

    www.thefashionmom.com

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  5. Love Trader Joe's!?! I LIVE for Trader Joe's! It's the best.

    We did a new thing this year for NYE. Took the kiddos to the Charles Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa, CA) and they had a root beer toast at noon with a balloon drop led by Snoopy. It was a great way to celebrate because we generally can't stay up long enough to catch the New Year. ;-)

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  6. Your menu is making my mouth water....so many amazing things at the same time.

    I do not have a Trader Joe where I live that I know of but back home on new years eve we would have a huge feast of Indian style chinese food, chocolate cake and assorted fireworks later.

    Happy New Year.

    Look forward to hearing from you

    Love

    Tashrin from Toronto, Canada

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  7. Nothing better than a snacking dinner to start out the new year. I just hate reading posts that have anything from Trader Joe's...because we don't have one anywhere near us. I don't think there is any in Florida! I'm jealous!

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  8. Melissa - that celebration sounds wonderful!!

    Sorry to all that don't have access to Trader Joes. I'm happy to send samples to anybody who can't try it. :) Non-perishable of course.

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  9. Oh me gee! That looks delish!!! The Swedish donuts??? WOW. no words. I want some. Like now. Can I raid your kitchen?

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  10. Looks like a great way to enjoy NYE. We typically stay home, enjoy a good meal, some bubbly and go to bed.

    Happy New Year to you!

    Cheers.
    Velva

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  11. Wish there is a Trader Joes in my country soon. Happy New Year!

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  12. Oh my ... you really had a lovely spread for New Years! We played cards with friends and rang in the New Year. Our tradition is the morning of Jan 1st, we host both families to a brunch... yummy too ;)

    Make it a great day! Happy New Years friend

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  13. Love Trader Joe's!!! I love some of the unique stuff that can be found there.

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  14. I love TJ's too! Those Swedish donuts looks good. I just discovered these caramel cookies that are sooo yummy. They are called a Stroopwafels. You'll have to try them if you haven't already!

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