Last night Lauren wanted to go to Borders to buy a birthday present, so I dropped her off and ran into Papa Joe's for a minute to look for a snack and a couple of staples. Here is what I came up with:
An orange flavored bar of dark chocolate
Half a pound of Molinari hot salami (from SF. This is where we would stop for sandwiches on the way to Stinson Beach)
A pound of coffee (Birmingham blend)
A bottle of olive oil from Crete
Out the door for about 20 bucks. The coffee is worth noting especially, because Papa Joe's sells excellent coffee that doesn't cost any more than getting whole bean coffee at Meijer or Kroger. The Birmingham Blend is my favorite. I am slightly dismayed that they have not had Monini olive oil for the last several weeks (except the Fruttato, which Lauren does not like as much as the regular), and I will probably go back to that when it is in stock. It is an excellent all purpose extra-virgin oil from Italy and a relative bargain at around eight dollars.