Pastry Bites With Feta Cheese and Caramelized Onions
Trader Joe’s loves puff pastry so much, if it were possible for a supermarket chain to marry an appetizer featuring puff pastry cradling an absurd amount of melty feta and caramelized onions, that company would be down on one knee right now. It takes 20 minutes to prepare these bites in an oven at 400 degrees, and the toughest part of that preparation is… nothing. It takes practically no preparation (just place the enclosed tray of bite-sized beauties on a baking sheet) -- the difficult part is waiting for them to cool down before consuming them. Fair warning: it may not be humanly possible.
Mint Flavored Fudge Brownie Bar
Picture this: the game ends with the Patriots defeating the LA Rams and Sean McVay’s exquisitely groomed facial hair because Tom Brady finds Gronk open in the end zone (final score: 34-28 Pats). You and your friends are super bummed, except for the few Pats fans and everyone who bet the over. But then you bring out a tray of minty brownies and everyone’s in a good mood again! Except for your friend Steve who bet the under... that poor, poor bastard. This combination of minty frosting, chocolate ganache, and a cookie crumble that will make you forget the events of the last three hours. TJ’s says you can also defrost it by microwaving it at 30-second intervals if you forget, but if you remember to put it in the fridge about an hour before kickoff, the cold, minty treat will be ready to eat by the end of the night.