I wish I could express exactly how I feel about Trader Joe’s, but words don’t even begin to do it justice. The first time I walked through the store I had to keep reminding myself to stop grinning like an idiot. It’s my happy place. If I have a bad day, take me there and let me wander. I’ll be better in no time, I promise.
I thought I might start highlighting some of my favorite products occasionally, the foods that always wind up taking all of my very limited freezer space.

Mandarin Orange Chicken. Oooooh my goodness. Better than any orange chicken I’ve ever had, hands down. Perfect sauce. Perfect crunch. Perfect everything. We always follow the oven directions, because there’s no way the microwave could do this justice. We also always serve it in a bowl mixed with corn, because they go perfectly together. Plus, corn counts as a vegetable. Even when smothered in cream and butter.
And we eat it with pink chopsticks. Because we can.