Trader Jo (whoops) Joe sells seasonal items. Some of them sell out pretty quickly so I’m making my list early and buying what I want as soon as it shows up.
Fresh cranberries – I love homemade cranberry sauce.
Cinnamon Broom – I give these as presents to anyone with a fire place. Last year TJs also had Cinnamon whisks which I missed out on. This year: Cinnamon whisks for everyone!
Perugina Baci – Last year I bought a half dozen gift boxes of Baci and even saved one for us. More kisses this year.
Rosemary tree – What cook wouldn’t like the smell of rosemary in the house in winter? And it’s not impossible to start some new plants from cuttings.
Panettone – I’m not crazy about Panettone personally but I know people who are and Trader Joe’s is one of the best. One year I went to an Italian bakery in downtown Baltimore’s Little Italy to buy fresh baked panettone at $30 a loaf– it was a BIG flop. The next year I tried TJ’s at about $5 — home run. (And now there’s mini-panettone.)
Caramels – To be more specific tins of “Caramels Caught in a Blizzard” is a special little gift that’s really yummy and comes in a flat tin box, a treasure in a treasure box.
I sure some other items will make their way into my cart so watch out, I be shoppin’.
What’s on your shopping list? Did I forget something?