Friday, March 03, 2006

Salmon In A Bag

Okay I talked a little about Salmon In A Bag in my fearless flyer post. But Salmon In A Bag is so awesome that I need to post about it. Plus I heard a pretty funny radio commercial on Salmon In A Bag where the Trader Joe's guy talked about the phobia associated with cooking salmon. Which seriously I have. It's more a fish cooking phobia where the fish usually tastes okay but I'm not a huge fan of fish so okay isn't really good enough.

I'll be the first to admit that Salmon In A Bag is not necessarily the best name. And a quick double check of my last post reveals that it's actually called "Boneless Skinless Salmon Fillets in a Cooking bag" which sounds a little better but not that much better. But seriously this is the best tasting salmon I've ever had, including Salmon In A Restaurant. It comes out of the bag really tender and delicious and doesn't taste that fishy at all. And the best part of course is that it doesn't stink up my entire kitchen and I don't have a gross pan to clean up afterwards.

The one drawback is that when I grill salmon, it gets this yummy crispy crunchy skin. That doesn't happen when you cook Salmon In A Bag In A Microwave. But I will definitely give up the yummy crispy crunchy skin thing for all the things that I gain.

I've had Salmon In A Bag twice in the past two weeks so my heart is really happy from all the Omega-3 oils or whatever makes salmon the most perfect happiest food in the world.

Cost: $7.59 a pound

Nutrition facts: I'm blogging from the road so I'll grab this later

On the back: I'm blogging from the road so I'll grab this later

Store Location: In the fresh meat/fish area, in my Trader Joe's, it's right near the fresh vegetables.

I Heart TJs Banners

Here are some banners that I created to support I Heart TJs. I don' t really know why I went to the trouble of creating banners since most of the people reading this blog don't have websites where they can advertise my blog. Except for my friends Kristen and Aaron who are getting married soon (hint hint) and are putting together a wedding website.

It's funny because some people are really against wedding websites, they think they are tacky. But I think wedding websites are a fantastic idea because there is so much helpful stuff that you could put on the website (directions, things to do in the city where the wedding is being held). Also you could totally blog about how the wedding is progressing, rather than having to update all of your friends separately on how the wedding is progressing.

I think what I will really use the banners for is to advertise I Heart TJs on MySpace. I think it's time that I go around randomly adding friends of friends and leaving thanks for the add messages that include my banners.

And I did actually get around to making I Heart TJs business cards. They are essentially the same as the black/white/red banner only it has some contact information on the bottom. I got 250 so I need to step it up a notch and start handing them out, not just to friends and family (oh yes you will get yours) but maybe to actual Trader Joe's shoppers. Like the other day, there was a perfect opportunity for me to pass out a business card: this woman was on the phone, talking about how she couldn't find a particular product. I could have helped her find the product, and then directed her to visit my blog for more product information. But I'm still not over the fact that I think people might think I'm a weirdo if I start randomly talking to them at Trader Joe's. And what if Trader Joe somehow finds out and busts me?

Of course if anyone does want to post the banners on their site here's the HTML code: (special props to Kartik for helping me post just the code and not the banners again he is an HTML god among men)

the first one: <a href=""><img src=""/></a>

the second one: <a href=""><img src=""/></a>