For as long as I can remember, my dad has raved about an Apricot Nectar Cake his Aunt Jean used to make for him. So when he and my stepmom, Lori, visited us in California over Father’s Day weekend, I thought I’d surprise him with his favorite cake.
Dear Lexingtonians and Lexingtoniennes,
Congratulations on your newest arrival! Trader Joe’s is, like, my favorite place, even though every day at Trader Joe’s is busier than Black Friday at Walmart. I heard that when the Lexington Trader Joe’s opened a couple of weeks ago, the check-out lines went all the way to the back of the store. I hate to tell y’all, but it will probably be like that all. the. time.
Since maneuvering your cart around a Trader Joe’s is like driving the bumper cars at King’s Island, it can be hard to get in there and excavate all of the Trader’s treasures. So I am here to share some of my favorite Trader Joe’s gems with you so you can mine them yourself the next time you brave the madness. In no particular order…
TJ’s cereal bars. They’re just like NutriGrain bars, but cheaper and organic-ish.