Chicken Chow Mein ala Trader Joe’s

I love Trader Joe’s.  Oh, how I wish there was one on my island, but no.  I’m willing to take the ferry and drive the miles it takes to get to one though.  I bring my cooler and my Trader Joe sacks and I load them up.  Last time I went, I bought 10 of the Chicken Chow Mein dinners.  Why, you might ask?  They are amazing and fabulous and outstanding and I could go on, but the bottom line, I didn’t want to run out; they are too handy to have in the freezer.

I truly don’t know how they do it.  Everything you see on the package is included in the dinner.  There is nothing you need to add.  I, of course, can’t help myself.  Depending on what’s in the refrigerator, I’ll add a few extras:  some leftover chicken, a slivered orange or red bell pepper, some shredded cabbage, a handful of pea pods, sesame seeds, green onions.

Now, I hope you’re sitting down.  They do this for less than $5.00.  This is a complete dinner for the Hunka-hunka and I with a lunch the next day for one of us.  I love Chinese food, but I don’t have a restaurant close that serves this good an option with this kind of value.

They make about 10 to 15 dinners.  I’ve not tried all of them yet, but we’re up to 9 or so. The trouble is, we keep eating the ones we love, because they are so good.  And, the very best thing after the taste, they cook straight from the freezer in less than 10 minutes.  I know, shut up!  Where were these when I was a juggling soccer mom?

While this isn’t my recipe and it definitely isn’t mom’s or Grandma Olson’s, they would applaud the quality and convenience.  We’ve all had busy days and tight schedules and people wanting to know what’s for dinner.  Give Chicken Chow Mein a try; you’ll be glad you did.

and remember:   A truly great library has something in it to offend everyone.  Big kiss, Lynn

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