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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Treat Time! Frugal Food Splurges

I do have a tendency to be a little too hair shirt in the frugality department. I keep saying--to my family, not here--that I am going to loosen up. It's easy for me to loosen up in the travel department, as witness my blissful month in France. We came in way under budget on that one--mostly owing to the fact that we had a free place to stay, courtesy of Frugal Son's beloved teacher.

Frugal Son will be going back to France soon: he will be an assistant in a lycee. So exciting. Certainly, his recent graduation from college and his upcoming departure are good excuses for loosening up.

First loosen up: We bought soft shell crabs at the local grocery. Only $5.00 a piece, these are fried and made into po-boys.

Second loosen up: There's a Coolinary celebration in New Orleans: many famous restaurants are participating. So, we are taking Frugal Son for his graduation lunch to Restaurant August, part of the empire of John Besh, who has even served as a catalog model.

Third loosen up: Louisiana lump crabmeat is $9.99 a pound. So Frugal Son will make us crab cakes on Monday when we get home from work after a 12 hour day, weary.

These three treats will be under $100.00. Not bad for three threats.

If you want to check out some wonderful cookbooks for inspiration and temptation, see these!


What are your latest treats?

2 comments:

see you there! said...

I plunked out what some would find a ridiculous amt. for some Spanish smoked paprika. I tried to convince myself the grocery store stuff is just as good but it isn't.

Darla

Duchesse said...

First, congratulations to Frugal Son, his adventure continues!

Good for you! "You can't take it with you" is a cliché that still rings true for me, and what better way to splurge than on celebrating, with one's loved ones?

Will splurge on 6 or 12 months of unlimited yoga classes buying the package soon.