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   Posted 12/14/2009 1:18 AM (GMT -6)   
What is your favorite grocery store splurge? Like it or not we all have to shop for groceries. Most often for me it's B-O-R-I-N-G!! I make a list after surveying the cupboards and pantry, check for coupons and off I go. Lately hubby has been taking me instead of me going it alone. It sure helps me feel better at the end of the day. But that aside, sometimes it's fun to have a splurge once in a while. Now I'm not talking ice cream or a package of cookies unless that's your splurge, but I'm talking about something you only buy maybe once or twice a year. Something that is expensive and you only treat yourself to it on rare occasion. Maybe it's something from the deli because you just don't feel like cooking this item. Or your treat is from the bakery. A scrumptious delight you plan to share with someone you love or keep it all to yourself, maybe some fresh crab or lobster. smilewinkgrin Your idea or a spurge could be the ingredients for a meal you plan to make for your family or someone special in your life. Or you may be planning a wonderful treat just for you! What's your idea of a splurge at the grocery store?

OK, I'm working on this one...I don't buy bakery items since it would take away my joy of cooking and baking. I don't care for deli food. A nice bottle of wine is a treat for some folks but we don't imbibe. Wow, I'm sitting here thinking for a few minutes already and I'm trying to narrow it down to one. I would have to say a package of really good chocolate. Nothing fancy, just in bar form and not much if anything added, but I love high end chocolates and never buy them for myself. I will buy them as a gift or treat for others but once in a while I will do it for me since hubby isn't a chocoholic. wink

What's your splurge?
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   Posted 12/14/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Going to sound strange but fresh fruit. I never buy it because it's so expensive here in Alaska. Especially around Christmastime though I will buy the giant navel oranges and those boxes of clementines ($10), and pomegranates which I love (2 for $7!). Otherwise I will splurge on candy, taffy like when I was a kid!

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   Posted 12/14/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Filet mignon, I don't eat dense meats very often due to gastroparesis but there are times when I have to have a filet with a baked potato.
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   Posted 12/14/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Oreo Double Stuff. I don't get them often and limit myself to 6 at a time. A bag lasts me a long
time. My son used to get me the Oreo Big Stuff to bribe me with when he was a kid.

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   Posted 12/14/2009 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hagen Daas Extra's cookie dough ice cream & the bailey's ice cream i only do it at christmas.. i only by the small container and eat the whole thing at once but damm it is good... LOL
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   Posted 12/14/2009 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I love to splurge on Bruschetta and Deli Chips for my snack. I don't buy much since it's $5 for each item and you don't get much, but I do buy it occasionally.
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   Posted 12/14/2009 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
A bottle of Kaluha!!!
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   Posted 12/15/2009 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
The other splurge I love to do (and just did, actually, last week) is to go online and buy big boxes of really good tea from different countries! I fell in love with PG Tips tea and just bought a bunch of it. Life is too short - drink good tea!
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