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Old 04-11-2016, 06:27 PM   #1
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Smile What food(s) do you like to treat yourself with?

I just noticed that - on the 'what are you doing' thread - that many here have just done their taxes. I was wondering if anyone here treats themselves after doing something like that, i.e. accomplishing something they did not relish doing.

Of course it also applies to treating ourselves to enhance an event too! I suppose many would have a choice drink - but what about food e.g. if you knew beforehand what you would be doing and shopped with this in mind.

My selected list could include anything from:-

- chicken soup (preferably home made, e.g. with a good roasted bone stock)
- something with mashed potatoes (very comforting) e.g. pan fried sea bass fillets
- jacket potato with boursin
- a deluxe
steak pie
- a good lasagna (bought!)
- fish and chips
- pasta with red pesto, red pepper, chorizo

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something with custard (e.g. bananas, bakewell tart)
- good quality chocolates or coating marzipan pieces with melted chocolate
- a deluxe boozy trifle
- a french apricot flan (a particular bakery)
- fresh, deep red cherries dipped in plain melted chocolate (very decadent!)

- gourmet (hand cooked) crisps, plain unsalted

What is your list?


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Old 04-11-2016, 06:52 PM   #2
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Wine, good chocolate, and a special treat of fish and chips from my fave little local mom and pop restaurant. Not necessarily in that order.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:02 PM   #3
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Another vodka and orange juice!
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:12 PM   #4
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A nice, thick Tomahawk Ribeye steak
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:32 PM   #5
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My grandmother always called them splurges!

Splurge - an act of spending money freely or extravagantly.

Some of my favorite splurges are better quality tea and coffee, a small amount of good chocolate, a great steak, seafood, locally smoked bacon and Polish sausage, great ice cream, very old cheddar, Stilton, a lobster roll, in season fruits and vegetables from local farmers things like the first perfect tomato of the season or dead ripe peaches.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:41 PM   #6
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Fast food.
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:06 PM   #7
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Every 3 months or so, Craig has to work in an area where we can get stone crab claws (when in season) at EXTREMELY reasonable prices and fresh off the boat. Today was one of those days. We had stone crab claws and salad for dinner. Claws were $10 a pound. Can't even touch that at a local restaurant so we take advantage when we can.
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Tough one...I made a decision years ago that money spent on food is money spent wisely. Some may feel I eat a bit extravagantly, and maybe so, but I am frugal with many other things we deal with daily... ..I love a good AAA steak, blue veined and brie cheeses, marinated seafood salad, home made creton, duck confit, green salad with 10 year old balsamic vinegar, seared scallops, potatoes roasted in duck fat, the list goes on....
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If I had the energy, I would go out for a nice medium rare filet with blue cheese, and a loaded baked potato.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:00 PM   #10
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Tough one...I made a decision years ago that money spent on food is money spent wisely. Some may feel I eat a bit extravagantly, and maybe so, but I am frugal with many other things we deal with daily... ..I love a good AAA steak, blue veined and brie cheeses, marinated seafood salad, home made creton, duck confit, green salad with 10 year old balsamic vinegar, seared scallops, potatoes roasted in duck fat, the list goes on....
That would be my philosophy too, Rock. I don't spend money on traveling (although I'd love to, but it's just me here), or going out on the town or whatever, but am happy to spend $ on good scallops, nice cheese, the best rib eye I can find, and spend a few extra bucks for fresh farmers market goodies. Every now and then I like to treat myself to a nice dinner from a fave local place...I have to be careful about that though, and try to get something I can chow down on my own immediately, or at least something that will reheat the next day. Hate to waste good food.
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