Trader Joe's Party Food?
- aching Jun 19, 2007 01:50 PM
I know there are no shortage of TJ's threads on this site, but I didn't see one that was specific to party food. I'm having about 30 people over in a couple weeks and was wondering if there were any appetizer-ish, finger-food-ish things that anyone would specifically recommend from TJ's. My SO dies for the hummus, so we'll definitely have that, and probably chips and salsa - what else should we get?
TJ's has a feta dip that is great. I think it's got roasted peppers in it. My SO loves their frozen bags of pot stickers, and they have a ginger dipping sauce in the jarred aisle. Their frozen spanikopita's not bad either.
They sell the little Okami sushi packs which will always do in a pinch. Also I recommend ALL of their chips. Bean chips, black bean chips, salt & vinegar, plain kettle style... all delish with either their salsa, garlic hummus or onion dip. (yes it's just like Lipton). Great dried fruit and nuts and a good selection of cheeses.
Try the Vegetable Bird's Nest. It's in the frozen aisle and all you do is bake it until it's crispy and serve with the accompanying sauce. I also like the Mushroom Turnovers(also frozen), but everyone isn't a fan of mushrooms. The Marinated Mozzarella Balls are great to have on hand, alone or with with slices of fresh baguette. I almost forgot my favorite and this has always been a hit for me, the Pesto Sundried Tomato or Cranberry Gorgonzola Torta. It's a molded round base of cream cheese, topped with either pesto & sundried tomatoes or the gorgonzola cheese with tart dried cranberries. All you do is invert it onto a plate and serve with crackers.
The fiesta dip is awesome. So is the frozen spinach and artichoke dip. The cheeses are always great to put out. I love the stilton with cranberry.
I also like to cut the frozen pizzas in thin slices to serve.