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Last time I tried to make vanilla ice cream, with the bean, it cost me about $9 for the ingredients so I hear you on this one!

 



Seriously!  I was shopping with my mom for ingredients one time I know that bill approached $20.

 

I was so excited about that darn ice cream machine and the endless summer fun we would have making homemade ice cream.  Not so much.....

 


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sunflower nut butter...i cant think of any way to eat it except by the spoonful. 

 

Im also making a special trip to trader joes this afternoon just so i can buy the pumpkin cheese cake and the instant chai tea that they recently put on the shelves.

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Approaching the holiday season -- The candycane Joe Joes from Trader Joe's.  OH MY.  I hardly ever buy store bought cookies, but for whatever reason I cannot help myself with these.  Delish!!


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good freshly baked warm white bread with good butter. 

 

spicy chips - esp the chitoes fries kind. 

 

anything gummy

 

 


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Approaching the holiday season -- The candycane Joe Joes from Trader Joe's.  OH MY.  I hardly ever buy store bought cookies, but for whatever reason I cannot help myself with these.  Delish!!



We go through soooo many boxes of those during the holidays.

 

When my husband is home to watch our boys for my weekly girls nights I buy a bottle of wine or champagne and some good brie.

 

I love, love, love our local olive oil. It's so worth the hefty price tag for a bottle.


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For me it is the process... I love to go to the "upscale" grocery store alone (a rare treat) and examine all the exotic weird stuff that I don't know what to do with. Then I find a helpful clerk who can explain. This is as close as I come to a social life. If it is fresh produce, I come home and cook it just for myself. If I bought shelf-type food that keeps, I probably put it in the cupboard and forget it until I find it months later and ask myself what I was planning to use this strange thing for. Often the label is in a foreign language and I don't remember a thing about it. But I had fun. Grocery shopping as recreation.


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For me it is the process... I love to go to the "upscale" grocery store alone (a rare treat) and examine all the exotic weird stuff that I don't know what to do with. Then I find a helpful clerk who can explain. This is as close as I come to a social life. If it is fresh produce, I come home and cook it just for myself. If I bought shelf-type food that keeps, I probably put it in the cupboard and forget it until I find it months later and ask myself what I was planning to use this strange thing for. Often the label is in a foreign language and I don't remember a thing about it. But I had fun. Grocery shopping as recreation.


I can relate. I like to shop alone, take my time, compare prices and ingredients, look at new or unusual products and figure out what to make with them....without someone trailing around after me,  playing Angry Birds or texting oh-so-patiently (not) and making me feel bad about how much time I'm spending on a "basic chore". 

 

Indulgences - things like fancy salt or artisanal crackers or biscuits or imported cheese. 

 

 

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Approaching the holiday season -- The candycane Joe Joes from Trader Joe's.  OH MY.  I hardly ever buy store bought cookies, but for whatever reason I cannot help myself with these.  Delish!!


Yessssss!  Did you see the ones covered in dark chocolate with crushed candy canes on top last year?  They were sinfully delicious!!!  I am in trouble if they have them again this year!

 

Along the same vein, my local Whole Foods had bags of these pretzel thins covered in dark chocolate with crushed candy canes on top last time I went.  I bought a bag and ate the whole thing!  Granted, it was a small bag but still... I probably shouldn't buy them again!

 

The other thing I occasionally indulge in is also from Whole Foods... their milk chocolate salted caramels.  Dude, those things are like $7 for the box but sometimes I just don't care.   Soooooo good!


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I can relate. I like to shop alone, take my time, compare prices and ingredients, look at new or unusual products and figure out what to make with them....without someone trailing around after me,  playing Angry Birds or texting oh-so-patiently (not) and making me feel bad about how much time I'm spending on a "basic chore". 

 

Indulgences - things like fancy salt or artisanal crackers or biscuits or imported cheese. 

 

 


Me too! When we shop as a family, my 2 year old will not let me push the cart, so my husband has to push it. He gets bored waiting for me to read labels or look at stuff, and he wanders away with the cart, so I have to search the store while carrying the baby in a sling and an armload of stuff!

 

I much prefer to go by myself so I can take my time. thumb.gif

 


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We splurge on good coffee and chocolate and ice cream when we could. I love brand mayo and ketchup over generic. But love generic cereal over brand. winky.gif

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This is a great thread. My post-kid indulgences are a lot different than pre-kid - I used to spend $40.00 on a bottle of wine and rarely checked prices - if I wanted something, it just went into the cart, for the most part.

 

Now, things are a lot different. :-) My current splurges are a twelve pack of sparkling water and a dairy-free chocolate bar occasionally. We do still buy wine and beer to drink at home, but they're usually all under $10.00 and we don't get them every single week even. 


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Approaching the holiday season -- The candycane Joe Joes from Trader Joe's.  OH MY.  I hardly ever buy store bought cookies, but for whatever reason I cannot help myself with these.  Delish!!



I refuse to buy a box because I know I would love them.  I want to buy them for someone just so I can try a couple, but leave them when I leave.  shy.gif

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Kettle cooked chips.  I try not to buy these often because I will eat an entire bag or whatever quantity I buy that day.  

I like to dip them in cottage cheese with a sprinkle of pepper.  

 


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I refuse to buy a box because I know I would love them.  

 

The other day someone said, try this new candy, it is extremely delicious!  I said if it is that delicious then I need to stay away from it at all costs.  


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pumpkin cream cheese

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Nutella.  :)


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pumpkin cream cheese



and pumpkin eggo's according to my 11 yr old.  I think he is going to turn orange soon  LOL


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marinated herrings from a specialised shop = they litteraly melt in the mouth

i used to buy some but vaccum packed in a plastic pouch, I cannot any more ... but I cannot afford the nicer ones as often !

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Oh, and a fancy new cheese to try.


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