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Things I Like #2

  • Trader Joe’s Romano Caesar Dressing

I bought this dressing a few months ago and it’s been sitting in our basement pantry ever since.  I made pizza and salad for dinner the other night and brought the dressing up for our salad.  While we were waiting for the pizza to cool, Aaron gave Sam some peppers from our salad with some dressing to eat.  Sam will sometimes eat peppers (usually dipped in hummus) but we’ve never gotten him to eat salad before until this week.

He ate a few peppers then we gave him some pizza but he skipped the pizza and kept asking for more peppers.  Very weird for our little carb loader.  Then he asked for “green leaf” from Aaron’s plate and ate it.  So we gave him salad and he ate it and kept asking for more!  My only guess is that he loves that dressing.  So he ended up eating salad and peppers for dinner.  Nothing wrong with that.

Update: I’ve tried giving him peppers with this dressing the last couple days and he hasn’t really been into it so maybe it was a fluke.  Aaron and I both like the dressing a lot though.

  • Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Dark Chocolate ($4.99)

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I love this chocolate bar.  It’s dark chocolate so a bit bitter but also smooth if that makes sense.  This is the chocolate that I most use in baking when a recipe calls for semi-sweet or dark chocolate.  It’s a giant bar and very reasonably priced for the quality.

I have a habit of constantly trying new mascaras and bought this one when I went on my coupon shopping trip a while ago.  It was at the very bottom of the CoverGirl display and only $4.99.  Turns out, it’s awesome!  It locks in the curl that my lash curler creates, doesn’t clump and doesn’t take a million coats to create thickness.  Plus it has no detectable smell.  I’ll definitely buy this again.

I received a little free sample of this in the mail (I’ve gotten in the habit of signing up for any free sample I can find) and used it twice.  It smells good and really smoothed and de-frizzed my hair.  I’ve been letting my hair dry naturally and this was really great for that.

At the suggestion of a friend, I read the first two books in this trilogy and LOVED them.  The third book just recently came out in July and I’ve been waiting on the library waiting list for it ever since.  I finally got it a few days ago and just started it.  Yes, it’s a vampire/witch book.  Nothing against Twilight (I loved those books in fact) but this is more of a grown up version of that.

We have a Sam’s Club membership that my grandparents gifted to us.   The nearest Sam’s Club and Costco are both in Robinson and we rarely head out that way so we don’t go to Sam’s Club very often.

If Sam and I do make the trip, we stop and get a soft pretzel afterward and that’s really my favorite part.  If we do venture out there, I usually get coconut oil, spices, chocolate chips, sugar, sometimes coffee, yogurt and paper towels.  I find those things to have better prices at Sam’s Club than I can find anywhere else.

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I’m 35.5 weeks pregnant now and Aaron and I are convinced this baby is going to come early (we have no specific evidence of this).  Sam was born the day after his due date so I don’t think this baby will come late.

We’re not quite ready for the baby yet.  Sam’s big kid room is still in shambles though it’s coming along.  I also have to dig out the baby clothes and wash them.  I’m going to make a Target trip this weekend to buy tiny diapers, nursing pads, breast milk storage bags and probably some other things that we don’t really need.  (Target…sigh).

And I’m going to order the infant car seat adapter for our new stroller and then we’ll be set!

 

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2 thoughts on “Things I Like #2

  1. I lovvvve Trader Joe’s balsamic vinaigrette. I buy 3-4 bottles every time I go because they are so tiny, but so delicious. I have tried to find a regular supermarket replacement, but nothing comes close! I may have to try that one!

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