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GO Picks: January Par-tay Foods

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The holidays may be behind us but the parties continue, whether for New Year’s Day or football or whatever. (Isn’t Stuper Bowl coming up?) I was pretty tickled to find these party-perfect foods, starting with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Shells, $1.99 at the Redding Grocery Bargain Store ($3.99 elsewhere). These are very cool. You bake them and then fill them with something sweet or something savory. Yum.

 

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As long as you’re into convenience party food, I was intrigued by these Dwight Yoakam’s Lil’ Cheeseburgers and Lil’ Chicks and Lil’ Riblets, all on buns for $3.99 (elsewhere for $5.49). They’re frozen, but you heat them up and serve. Looked interesting.

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Then I found these little Pillsbury Savorings, tiny puff pastries filled with spinach and cheese, sold at GO out for 99 cents (elsewhere for $4.99).

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Last  I found these Safeway roll-and-bake pie crusts, perfect for quiches or pies or tarts, for just 99 cents (elsewhere sold for about $3.49). OK, yes, their “enjoy by” date is sometime in January, but this isn’t milk, and they’ll be safe to use for many months from now. (You do know there’s no shame in using pre-made crusts, right?)

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Finally, I couldn’t resist these bamboo flooring mats. I know I usually choose GO food, but come on, 5-by-10-foot bamboo floor mats (uh, rugs) for just $19.99 (elsewhere $39.99). Really cool. But then, I love bamboo.

 

 

Doni Chamberlain

Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded A News Cafe in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke. Chamberlain holds a Bachelor's Degree in journalism from CSU, Chico. She's an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She's been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, L.A. Times, Slate. Bloomberg News and on CNN, KQED and KPFA. She lives in Redding, California.

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