Anyone who knows me knows I love Trader Joe’s. I live for it! My mom gave me a $25 gift card to Trader Joe’s for Christmas and upon shopping there with it, I cursed her for not giving me more. Give me $100 in Trader Joe’s merchandise & I will still need more! Well, maybe not in one trip; their prices are awesome, which is another reason why I love them.
I don’t consider this a “recipe” exactly, but it is a combination of ingredients to make one delectable snack! Or, your lunch as you rush out the door to catch the 1:10 p.m. showing (yes, I sleep in late on my days off) of Django Unchained (Christoph Waltz, you silver-tongued devil you). Or, your dinner if you can’t stop thinking how delicious your lunch was yesterday. 🙂
EASY RECIPE/SNACK OF THE WEEK: TRADER JOE’S FTW!
1 jar of Trader Joe’s Bruschetta
1 slice of Trader Joe’s Organic Country White Bread
3 slices from a block of Trader Joe’s Danish Havarti cheese
Now, this awesome snack can be made using any ole brand but I stand by my version using Trader Joe’s. Experiment with your favorites — the cheese & bread can be replaced with whatever you want!
1. Toast your slice of bread.
2. While toasting, slice 3 thick pieces from your block of cheese. I prefer the creamy delight of Havarti, but its up to you. I would recommend using block cheese only because I love me some cheese. Also, you could slice more pieces but I feel that might be overkill. Keep in mind this snack is a respectable 160 calories until you bring in that evil (scrumptious) cheese!
3. Once your bread is nice & toasty brown, pull it out and immediately place your three slices of cheese and press down slightly. I do this so that the warm bread will start melting the cheese. Mmmmm…
4. Disperse bruschetta on top liberally. The first time you open your jar it will be room temperature; after that it must be refrigerated, so I like to wait a bit to give the cheese time to get warm.
And Voila! Isn’t it gorgeous? I promptly scarfed this up after I got my photo. I thought to add some fresh sliced mushroom on top, which would have made this even yummier in my opinion, but I only have two mushrooms left and the only thing worse than having two mushrooms left is having only one left.