Thursday, September 24, 2009


I'm going to rave for a minute. If you're a vegetarian or you (so unfortunately) don't live near a Trader Joe's, you might want to just ignore this post entirely.

For lunch today I had Trader Joe's new Roast Beef Hash. It's fully cooked in this silver pouch and self stable for like ever (just a guesstimate) which kind of grosses me out. But I LOVE roast beef hash. I grew up eating the kind that comes in cans (so really I should be over this whole shelf-stable oddness). Then I got older and started looking at things like labels and realized that almost every brand contains MSG. That's not something I put on my usual grocery list.

Then I was reading Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer and saw the hash. I bought some and forgot about it until today, when the beef lover in me realized that I needed it. Now. I cracked an egg and some egg whites into it, stirred it all up in a cast iron skillet, and lunched on the most delicious hash I've had in a long time. No MSG, no funny preservatives--just cutely cubed potatoes and real meaty pieces of roast beef.

I love food. There are lots of things that I immensely enjoy. But very few are things that I feel compelled to shout from the rooftops. This was one of them. Now if I can just manage to spend the rest of the afternoon in this house knowing that the second half is waiting in the fridge.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you could bring some and join us in Teme this weekend? I am not a hash fan but I bet you could teach me! :-)