The day the Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer arrives in my mailbox, it’s like when I was little and the postman delivered the Sears catalog! The flyer is packed with all the great stuff Trader Joe’s is offering for the season.  I go through each page putting a circle around things I am interested in trying.

Mrs. Twist’s Tip:  Trader Joe’s can be overwhelming if you are not a frequent shopper.  The first few times I visited TJ’s when they opened, I always found a Crew Member to help me by asking for their input and recommendations.  Everything in TJs is taste-tasted by employees so they know if it’s good.  I still ask for help when I am looking for new features in the flyers.  It saves me time because they are familiar with where items are in the store.  And, it’s not uncommon for me to drop in and say, “what should I make for dinner?”  I’ve never been disappointed.

New to me:  Mexican-Style Roasted Corn with Cojita Cheese.  OMG!  This tastes like street corn.  It’s smokey and perfectly seasoned.  You cook it in the microwave for about 3 minutes then sprinkle with the enclosed cheese packet.

Chicken Enchiladas Rojo.  I served the corn as a side to this delish dish. You take the enchiladas out of the plastic packaging and bake them in your own pan.  Yes, this is how homemade and delicious the dish looked before I baked it!  Topped with tons of cilantro and cheese. Miss Bee ate 2 1/2 enchiladas. This is big news, folks.

Sunscreen SPF50 Spray which contains aloe, vitamin E and coconut oil.  It has a new technology using BOV pressure — sort of like a turbo charged sunscreen.  And it’s only $5.99 a bottle!

Refresh Citrus Body Wash.  I loved the label and it’s citrus-y smell — formulated with orange, grapefruit, tangerine and lemon.  Only $2.99 a bottle.

Carrot Spirals.  I have been stalking these curls of carotene for some time because they were being sold in some parts of the country and finally made it to my Fort Worth location.  From frozen you can cook them in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil and sea salt and use them as a substitute for pasta.

Always in my Cart:  Miss Bee loves their Mac & Cheese.  She pops a package in the microwave and within minutes has comfort food at its finest.  They also have a chili-hatch variety that’s just as good.

Almond Croissants.  They are individually packaged.  You take them out the night before you want them to proof (also known as “rise”) and bake in the morning.  Crispy on the outside with gooey almond filling on the inside, sprinkled with powdered sugar, they are a perfect pastry with morning coffee.

A few final suggestions:  The ready-made salads are perfect for Miss Bee’s school lunches.  The chicken salad is first class and makes the best sandwich.  The flowers are always fresh and affordable, and Charles Shaw wines — lovingly referred to as “Two-Buck Chuck” by wine drinkers.

Bon Appetite!