I've said it before, I'll said it again. Grocery shopping can be tough around these parts.
Luckily I have friends that live in cool places with cool grocery stores. Like Lindsey living in Nashville with a Trader Joe's. While there over the weekend, we were able to run in for a bit, between wedding dress trying on and boutique perusing.
Trader Joes was kind of intense. There was a lot going on and I couldn't quite figure out which way the check out lines went. Country comes to town, huh? Regardless, I was able to snag two bags of what I'd been hunting.
I spotted Trader Joe's Harvest Grain Blends first on one of my favorite new sites, Danica's Daily. Ever since seeing her recipe for the harvest grain salad, I knew I wanted to try it.
If I were a bettin' woman, I would say that this is going to become my summer staple.....
Harvest Grain Salad
adapted from Danica's Daily
1 1/4 cup of harvest grain blend from Trader Joe's, cooked according to package directions
1/2 jar of marinated artichokes
1/2 jar of sun dried tomatoes (drained, rinsed)
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
a few big dashes of Tony's
chives (I didn't have chives but I know they would be great)
Combine all ingredients and serve hot or cold.
Serving size 1/2 cup
Points plus 4
Something strange has happened with the spacing of this post and it's on my nerves.....