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One treat a day for the rest of your life?

mollyomormon Aug 10, 2007 03:04 PM

My sister-in-law, Ashley, posed this question last night: what would you choose if you could choose one treat to have every day for the rest of your life and cost/calories/accessibility/consequences weren't factors? She said she would choose the oatmeal raisin cookie from her local bakery or maybe fresh peaches over ice cream with my mom's caramel sauce. I'm still trying to decide...

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    xena Aug 10, 2007 03:24 PM

    This is too hard but my first thought was cheese. love the sound of the peaches with ice cream and your Mom's caramel sauce though, wow!

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      Quine Aug 10, 2007 03:31 PM

      I would have to say cheese as well. Most things are bearable in the world if you can relax with some cheese.

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        mojoeater Aug 11, 2007 07:00 PM

        To me, cheese is not a treat. It is a staple. Why limit myself to once a day?

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          alliebear Aug 12, 2007 12:02 PM

          Oh. I didn't read the question like that. We could only have it once a day? I'd change my answer then if that's the cast.

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            John Manzo Jan 3, 2008 07:22 PM

            peaches are staples too :)

        2. Megiac Aug 10, 2007 03:26 PM

          Ice cream (as long as I got to vary the flavors). If I had to pick one flavor then it would be one that a local ice cream shop makes (ebony chocolate ice cream with english toffee pieceds).

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            rgfoodie Aug 10, 2007 03:29 PM

            Ice cream - but only if I could vary flavors - not sure I could settle on one. If I can't vary flavors, then chocolate chip cookies.

            Fun to think about!

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              Agent Orange Aug 10, 2007 03:47 PM

              Hot, moist brownie topped by vanilla ice cream and hot fudge; aka Brownie à la mode. You've got the warm, the cold, and a few textures going on.

              But if I were to pick one category, and not just a particular treat, then it would have to be cheese.

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                alliebear Aug 10, 2007 04:52 PM

                Sweet treat: Brownie a la mode.

                Other things I'd consider would be cheese or beer.

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                  manraysky Aug 15, 2007 04:32 PM

                  That's my choice, too! With or without the hot fudge. Brownies with vanilla ice cream is one favorite things to eat, and the first thing that came to mind when I read this question.

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                  HillJ Aug 10, 2007 05:23 PM

                  strawberry shortcake

                  only freshly whipped cream thank you
                  lemon pound cake; not plain
                  and REAL strawberries...not those god awful imposters

                  1. Kajikit Aug 10, 2007 10:15 PM

                    No question there - really good chocolate! Mmmmm... (my other favourite treat is icecream, but I'd have to have different flavours each week so I didn't get tired of it.)

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                      fara Aug 10, 2007 10:47 PM

                      champagne truffles from teuscher.

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                        sebetti Jan 4, 2008 07:33 AM

                        Almond truffles from teuscher!

                      2. OldDog Aug 10, 2007 11:00 PM

                        A large crystal snifter, 1/3 full of the finest cognac known to mankind.

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                          debbiel Aug 11, 2007 10:38 AM

                          Wow. That's a tough question. My first reaction was chocolate, but the I considered that I love good chocolate in moderation. I don't think I want to eat it every day in such bulk that I need to worry about consequences.

                          With that in mind, still hard! Either really good bread or really good ice cream. Probably ice cream. Like others, I'm hoping we don't have to pick one ice cream flavor. I would be torn among peach, strawberry, cinnamon, hazelnut, and pistachio.

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                            sandrina Aug 11, 2007 10:44 AM

                            I would choose a banana with a large dollop of natural peanut butter I absolutely love the stuff and could eat it every day!

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                              Candy Aug 11, 2007 11:34 AM

                              One square of rich 70%-80% dark chocolate. I have it almost every day anyway. Like right now!

                            2. revsharkie Aug 11, 2007 03:44 PM

                              Something involving chocolate and peanut butter.

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                                tatamagouche Aug 22, 2007 07:16 PM

                                For me, just peanut butter, period. Over the course of many years of polling, I have come to believe that peanut butter is primarily loved by a) Americans and b) women. If you fit into both categories, you probably love it. If you fit into one or the other, you probably like it. If you fit into neither, you probably find it rather silly as food obsessions go. Do you all agree?

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                                  danhole Jan 4, 2008 07:50 AM

                                  For me peanut butter is not a treat, it's a necessity! I swear I go through withdrawals when I run out. A spoonful of Jif's creamy reduced fat peanut butter is my bedtime snack. They stopped carrying it at my favorite store, and I threw a fit! I was practically in tears, after not finding it 3 trips in a row. Now it's back! My DH loves it as well, but he is a bit on the feminine side! ;-)

                              2. inuksuk Aug 11, 2007 03:53 PM

                                Red wine, just for the health benefits. Well, not just for that...

                                1. ipsedixit Aug 11, 2007 09:22 PM

                                  The dessert table at the Bellagio buffet in Vegas.

                                  :-)

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                                    Lixer Aug 14, 2007 09:33 PM

                                    I like the way you think!

                                    This is my answer as well :P

                                  2. NeNePie Aug 11, 2007 11:23 PM

                                    Tortilla chips with salsa or guac if that's allowed. Every day...yippee!

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                                      violin Aug 12, 2007 01:27 PM

                                      a perfect chocolate covered strawberry

                                      Perhaps like one I remember getting from a small sweet shop in Chatham... that was triple dipped ... white chocolate, then milk chocolate, then dark chocolate. All in one.

                                      1. pikawicca Aug 12, 2007 01:35 PM

                                        A really good eclair.

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                                          stopurmakingmehungry Aug 14, 2007 05:28 PM

                                          Nachos with fresh guacamole.

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                                            mollyomormon Aug 14, 2007 06:03 PM

                                            Oh, I think this would be mine too!

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                                              Oh Robin Sep 14, 2007 04:16 PM

                                              Definitely nachos. Broiled with burned edges of stretchy gooey cheese.

                                          2. Gio Aug 14, 2007 05:37 PM

                                            After reading all the replies I would have to say :
                                            Day 1 - baked stuffed lobster
                                            Day 2 - eggplant parmigiano
                                            Day 3 - oysters on the 1/2 shell from anywhere
                                            Day 4 - roast pheasant
                                            Day 5 - roast duck
                                            Day 6 - roast goose
                                            Day 7 - zabaglione
                                            Return to Day one..... all accompanied by Dom Perignon 1998... ad infinitum.

                                            ( You didn't say it had to be the *same* treat.)

                                            1. patrad Aug 14, 2007 08:36 PM

                                              dark, rich, pho. raw beef and tons of thai basi and lime.

                                              1. purple goddess Aug 14, 2007 08:48 PM

                                                ice cream

                                                **insert Homer drooling noise**

                                                1. orangewasabi Aug 15, 2007 03:01 PM

                                                  This is a really tough question. Since cost & calories aren't a consideration, I have narrowed it down to a short list of:

                                                  - seared foie gras from France
                                                  - an aged Balsamic from Modena
                                                  - frites fried in duck fat
                                                  - a croissaint from Keyser's
                                                  - a cheese should be on this list but I can't narrow it down.

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                                                    aurora50 Aug 15, 2007 03:06 PM

                                                    For me, it would be between:
                                                    - Good chocolate
                                                    - Live Maine lobster (yes, I COULD eat it every day!!!)

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                                                      Bunnyfood Jan 8, 2008 10:01 AM

                                                      mmm...duck fat....can't beat fries cooked in duck fat!

                                                      One treat? For the rest of my life? Contenders:
                                                      1. Champagne(and someone to share it with-is that asking too much???).
                                                      2. Duck fat fries with aioli.
                                                      3. Cold chocolate cake, sans frosting...
                                                      4. Caramel sauce. yup, just the sauce and a spoon...
                                                      5. Bacon!
                                                      6. Goat cheese on crostini made from Standard Baking Co's Seeded Whole Wheat or Levain...
                                                      7. Clementines

                                                    2. jinet12 Aug 15, 2007 04:30 PM

                                                      Toss up between the very best chocolate, and a piece of warm fresh baked Sourdough bread from San Francisco with French butter

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                                                        Terri C Aug 19, 2007 05:34 PM

                                                        Movie Theater Popcorn.....yum!!

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                                                          moniqueleanne11 Aug 22, 2007 06:17 PM

                                                          i was going to say apple crisp.
                                                          but i cant live without popcorn.
                                                          such a hard choice.

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                                                            geminigirl Jan 7, 2008 04:09 PM

                                                            my vote goes for popcorn as well, off to heat up the whirly pop now!

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                                                          yankeefan Aug 19, 2007 06:39 PM

                                                          deep dish chicago-style pizza w onions and chicken

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                                                            torta basilica Aug 19, 2007 08:03 PM

                                                            The only thing I could handle every day for years and years on end, day in, day out, would be almonds - any king - marcona, smoked, wasabi, etc, with a glass (or two) of great chardonnay!

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                                                              lidiab Aug 21, 2007 01:37 PM

                                                              my moms home made perogies...haven't had them now in well over 10 years, i really should try to recreate them some day...mmmmmm to die for

                                                              1. pescatarian Aug 21, 2007 01:43 PM

                                                                really good french fries with malt vinegar and ketchup and mayo to alternate dipping

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                                                                  alliebear Aug 21, 2007 05:33 PM

                                                                  Oooooh, French fries. I didn't even think of that and French fries are one of my favorite foods.

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                                                                    millygirl Sep 14, 2007 03:53 PM

                                                                    Oh yah, now you're talking!!!

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                                                                      ArikaDawn Sep 17, 2007 05:49 AM

                                                                      Either the fries and mayo or cookies and cream ice cream. How is a girl to decide?!

                                                                    2. chef chicklet Sep 16, 2007 10:29 PM

                                                                      A toasted plain bagel sandwich, slathered with a nice thick layer of cream cheese and slices of bacon that are all wiggly and full of fat. I hate crunchy bacon.

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                                                                        duck833 Jan 3, 2008 06:50 PM

                                                                        generous glass of a nice Pinot Noir

                                                                        1. fmed Jan 3, 2008 06:58 PM

                                                                          Assorted Jelly Bellys.

                                                                          1. notmartha Jan 3, 2008 07:32 PM

                                                                            Dark chocolate is probably one thing I won't get tired of if I have to eat it every day for the rest of my life.

                                                                            1. danhole Jan 4, 2008 07:55 AM

                                                                              I dream of a world where some cheesemonger brings me a different cheese, every day, so that I can try them all! I'll try anything once, and there are so many different types, and costs, that it would be heaven to eat my way through all of them. Even if I had to suffer through some not so good ones, well, it would be worth it. Oh, and bring me a complimentary glass of wine for each cheese too, please. I just can't narrow it down to one type of cheese because I haven't tasted them all yet!

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                                                                                caitlink Jan 5, 2008 04:07 PM

                                                                                Nice fresh ripe mango. No 'veins'. Just juicy smooth flesh. I would eat it every meal if it is in season all year round.

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                                                                                  babaoriley7 Jan 8, 2008 05:38 AM

                                                                                  This my choice too... the yellow mangoes, I think, from the Philippines are the best.

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                                                                                  Bunnyfood Jan 8, 2008 10:05 AM

                                                                                  I like that you're not limiting yourself to what you know and love, but looking for the next sensory/culinary adventure..

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                                                                                  burritobelle Jan 7, 2008 12:25 AM

                                                                                  I think I have to go the cheese route. Something fancy, triple creamy and indulgent. It might be the only thing Id never get sick of, since I eat obscene amounts of it anyway.

                                                                                  If not cheese, sashimi. Every damn day. Please!

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                                                                                    gabby29 Jan 7, 2008 07:17 PM

                                                                                    A nice glass of Bordeaux. Of course I'd love to cheat and throw in a Sauternes every now and then as well!

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                                                                                      swsidejim Jan 8, 2008 10:07 AM

                                                                                      Since we eat pretty well(lots of prime beef, dry aged beef, bbq, crab, lobster, as well as going out to eat a couple times a week), I would choose the following daily treat.

                                                                                      A large(5 oz.) snifter of Don Julio 1942 Anejo Tequila each night after work. Since this tequila is typically over $100 a bottle, and $15-$25 a glass when I am out drinking I rarely endulge, but I have on occasion, and it is my favorite

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