Monday, December 29, 2008
Is it weird to gift grocery?
I always have a hard time deciding what to get Heidi. Since she's a foodie who decided to get her food spending under control, I thought I'd get her some of my favorites from Trader Joe. Let's see, we have:
Truffle Brownie Mix- I've never tried it but who doesn't like brownies?
Sea Salt- 'Cause I like sea salt
Almond Butter- Soooooo good, oh my goodness, so good.
Basil Marinara Sauce- My very favorite (bottled) marinara sauce.
Grade A maple Syrup- The real stuff, the buttery, yet light, good stuff, that makes you want to eat nothing put pancakes for the rest of your life... not that fake "pancake syrup" crap.
Organic Dark Chocolate (72% cocoa)- Not the best dark chocolate I've had but still very good none the less. I use it for baking, it makes the most decadent, delicious brownies...
Olive Oil- Honestly, I'm not very discerning when it comes to olive oil. I use it primarily for cooking so the quality isn't that important to me. Since I'm sure she actually makes dips and vinaigrette, I just grabbed the prettiest, priciest bottle they had and hoped it was good quality. If not, at least the bottle will look pretty on her counter top... only you're suppose to keep olive oil in dark places where the sun don't shine...
Vanilla Extract- The real kind, the kind that recovering alcoholics can't have, 'cause imitation tastes bad.
All this in a nice Trader Joe reusable bag. I love reusable bags, not for their (questionable) environmental impact but because its way easier (and quicker) to bring in two or three of reusable bags into the house (that you can sling on your shoulder) than eight or ten of the flimsy plastic kind.
I kind of felt weird gifting regular food. It would be one thing if they were some exotic spices or fancy salt but these were just regular food stuff. It just kind of looks like I raided my pantry at the last minute, doesn't it? Oh well, she seemed to like it and it's not like I got her cans of Starkist and some ramen.