The Joy of Not Cooking

9 May

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 



3 Responses to “The Joy of Not Cooking”

  1. Ryan 9, May 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    And TJ’s pre-made food is half the price of Whole Foods’.

  2. Elaine 11, May 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    I like to swing by Trader Joe’s when I just can’t contemplate the idea of cooking. The cilantro lime frozen chicken patties are pretty good when you want to throw together a hot sandwich with minimal effort.

  3. Bane 17, May 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    If it weren’t for frozen foods, I’d have starved several times over.

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