Category: Food

Trader Joe's grocery stores pesto chicken wrap in a box

Trader Joe’s Pesto Chicken Wrap

My Review – Pesto chicken wrap with parmesan cheese, roasted red pepper & pesto vinaigrette. One of my favorites for lunch from my local store is Trader Joe’s pesto chicken wrap. It’s actually a treat for me to have this wrap, since it’s a bit more expensive than what I usually spend for my lunch. Not that it’s extremely pricey, it’s just that I don’t usually spend a lot for lunch. Maybe that’s just me. Recently the packaging has been changed for all the wraps and sandwiches at Trader Joe’s, going from a solid wrap with a cut in the middle to the current small box shown here. The new packaging actually does give you a better view of what the sandwich includes, and as you can see it’s a hearty wrap. Trader Joe’s pesto chicken wrap is a great sandwich for lunch and is very filling. The sandwich includes a hearty amount of chicken, crunchy vegetables, and an ample amount of pesto. Where will you find the wrap in your local store? In my store, they have now installed a separate location or case for their fresh salads, soups, and chilled sandwiches. As I have stated earlier, this is one of my favorite sandwiches or wraps from Trader Joe’s. Though, I will admit that I have several, and I keep finding new favorites every time they release a new one. Have you tried your local store’s wrap? Is it one of your favorites too, or do you have other favorites? Post your thoughts, or your favorites to try below. A reminder that the links on this page may be affiliate links, including some that are Amazon Affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. I may also receive compensation from other vendors, but you do not however

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Shelves filled with skeleton platers with plants at Trader Joe's

Halloween Food and Decor at Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s offers some fun Halloween food & decorations this year. My local Trader Joe’s never ceasing to surprise me with the fun foods, and home decor items that they offer each year during the holidays. This Halloween, I think that they may have taken it up a notch with all the great food and holiday decor that they are offering. These are a few of the Halloween themed foods that my local store is offering for Halloween this year. Also, they have added, as well as the fall-themed products, a selection of home decor items with the Halloween theme. Take a look at the great skull (I guess that is what they are) planters, with plants that they are offering. (see above) They are so fun, and would really be sharp for your Halloween decor. Plus you get a great plant for your home as a bonus! I was speaking to one of my favorite associates at my local store when I was in the snack aisle this week, and she pointed out these ghosts and bats potato chips. I think that they are chips, though I will need to grab a bag or two next time I am in the store to confirm. The ghosts and bats chips are all shaped like, you guessed it, ghosts and bats. They are too fun, and I think that they would be a blast to serve at a Halloween party. They would definitely start a conversation much more than your typical Lays potato chip! As would be typical, you can’t just have regular pumpkins. They also have this selection of colorful pumpkins and gourds (or perhaps they are all pumpkins) for sale. At my local store, they were in a large box just outside the front of the store. They were

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Steak, Potatoes, Corn, Baked Beans

My July 4th Meal

Grilling Out for the Fourth On the 4th of July, most of us are off of work. I know some of us still have to go in, and some of us take the day to catch up on tasks around the house, but some of us actually are lucky enough to not have to work. Well, in my case it was only half a day, but that is better than none. My mother celebrates her Birthday on the Fourth of July, so usually we try to do something nice for her. My Father has not been as mobile as he once was these past months, so as a favor to her, and to him, we decided to just celebrate her Birthday by grilling out at their home. Now, I know what you are probably thinking, it’s not much of a Birthday for my Mom when she has to cook. She said this year, she would not have had it any other way. You can’t argue with Mom! We had a pretty hot day, so eating outside was not on the agenda, but otherwise the day was nice. Perfectly dry and sunny for grilling. My Father is a big fan of rib eye steaks, as am I, so that is what my Mother prepared. She has a marinade she makes of garlic, worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, so they are always extra flavorful. Along with the steaks, we had potatoes with onions made on the grill, corn, and of course as no grill out would ever be complete without, baked beans. Our holiday was spent chatting while the steaks were cooking, then a leisurely dining scene inside enjoying one another’s company, and celebrating Mom’s big day, and the birth of our nation. A reminder that the links on this page may

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Mature Man Standing on a Scale

Is It Harder for a Mature Man to Diet?

And Should I Even Bother? Being a mature man, I often ask myself if it is really harder for me to diet, or does it just seem that way versus when I was younger? I also ask myself, should I really care how much I weigh, or rather should I be fastidious about caring about it. Using the apps, standing on the scale nearly every day, stuff like that. In the past seven years or so, I have seen my weight increase by some fifty pounds. Yes, I typed it aloud, fifty pounds. Wow! That is the size of a 5 or 6-year-old isn’t it?! I’m not really sure what happened. I know when I turned 50, I was pretty much the same weight that I had been for many years. I don’t even remember if I ever checked my scale in those years. I am sure I was weighed at the doctor, so that is probably one reason I remember my weight. Another reason that I remember my weight being much less, is that back then I was wearing at most a size 34 pant, and now I am up to a 40. Yuck! Sorry, to anyone else that wears a size 40, it’s just not something that I thought that I would ever do. So, now 50+ pounds later I ask myself, should I diet? Well, obviously the answer is “yes”, since there is no medical reason for me to be gaining all this weight. Well, nothing medical, but age! What I am now finding out though is that dieting is really hard now. I used to be able to feel full, and control my weight without finding myself starving each night. Trying to stay at 2,000 calories is a bummer. Even keeping my calorie intake to 2,000

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5 Dos and Donts for Mature Men

5 Things that a Mature Man Does or Doesn’t Do

The Changes We Make in Our Life As you grow older, you make changes in your life. As a mature man, those changes can be subtle, but sometimes they seem to be much more drastic. As little as social nuances or adjustments, to as big as what type of guff you will accept from others, or will not. These are the 5 things that a mature man will usually do, or not do as they grow older. 1. Don’t sweat the future, it’s here already! The mature man will stop worrying about the future as much. They will realize that though they still want to plan for retirement, that is if it is even possible, they won’t sweat the small stuff. I think that some of the reason is that you realize that the blessing is to still be alive, since you will know so many who you used to know, who are not. 2. Stop running the streets all night, and sleeping all day! Yes, it was fun when we were younger, and was always such a kick to walk out of the bar or club and see the sun already be coming up, peering over the trees, but we don’t want to do that anymore. Instead we enjoy the idea of getting to bed early, and waking to watch the sun come up on our own terms, usually with a cup of coffee. 3. They like to see, and spend time with their Parents. The mature man realizes that time is precious and it doesn’t last forever. They understand the physical nature of life. They also realize that with that, that means that their parents are usually 18, or more years older than themselves, so they most likely will not be around forever. Perhaps medicine will change that someday, but

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