I have just discovered the bliss of not cooking and Trader Joe’s has become my go-to place for frozen food items and packaged meals, and the microwave has become a lifesaver. Mind you, I enjoy cooking, but when there are homework and chapter readings with pressing due dates (because instead of doing them in advance, I find myself fighting bandits in Albion or chasing after an Immortal gone mental), I turn to frozen foods. I confess that my food snobbishness prevented me from finding this joy early on but I made a half-pirouette when I realized how tasty Trader Joe’s frozen foods are—plus their selections are fabulous! And of course with Trader Ming and Trader Giotto’s (and is there a Trader Jacques or a Trader José?), one can go around the world in the span of dinner time.
Okami Assorted Sushi, TJ’s – Bellevue, $5.99
Panko Chicken Fingers, TJ’s – Bellevue, $5.49