Holiday French Toast and Why I Love Trader Joe’s

Have you ever heard a great idea from a Trader Joe’s employee?  Unlike regular grocery stores I feel like people who work at Trader Joe’s really know the merchandise.  I frequently check out and the person behind the counter will say “I love this, it’s great if you do this”.  

At all of the big chains, if you asked the check out person how to prepare something you are likely to get a blank stare.  Not so at Trader Joe’s.  They can speak intelligently about almost anything.   

This recommendation of how to serve something happened while I was shopping today.  I was buying a mini Panettone and the cashier said, “this makes a great french toast”.  I was getting it for my son for breakfast anyway so I decided to try it.  

Three Reasons To Shop At Trader Joe’s Every Week

1.) Price.  Trader Joe’s has the lowest prices I’ve seen on things like organic meat, dairy and vegetables.

2.) Trends.  Trader Joe’s stays up with all of the most popular trends in food.  For example, since gluten has become unpopular they have released delicious cauliflower pancakes and gluten free crackers.  Another trend is goat dairy (instead of cow), which they also have in many products.  

3.) Size.  Trader Joe’s is small enough that you can do all your shopping in 20 minutes.  I love that.  They don’t have a huge selection of any one product, but sometimes too much choice is a bad thing.  


  1. Eggs (1 per person served)
  2. Panettone (3 slices per person)
  3. Milk or cream – I use about 1 tablespoons per egg
  4. Butter
  5. Powdered sugar

Preparation Steps

This recipe is so quick and ease.  

1.) slice Penettone

2.) in a shallow bowl mix together 1 egg (per person) and /18 cup mil or cream. 

3.) Dunk the panettone into the egg mixture

4.) Heat butter in a skillet and sauté the bread.  I like to smash the bread as it cooks.  

5.) Serve with powdered sugar, syrup or whipped cream if you like, but it’s already a little sweet.  

My son gobbled this up and it was so quick.  Try this for a holiday breakfast.  Thank you Trader Joe’s.  

What great suggestions have you gotten when shopping at Trader Joe’s?

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