7 “Treat Yourself” Recipes for Every Day of the Week
February 1, 2021
4 min. read
Do you ever come home from a long day and just wish you could curl up on the couch with a bowl of ice cream and a nostalgic movie? Have you been longing for your most-dreamed-about meal from your favorite restaurant or wishing you could recreate it at home? Are you tired of being cooped up inside, or just looking to switch up your daily routine?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions…it sounds like you could use a pick-me-up!
If there’s one remedy that can cure everything from heartache to the winter blues, it’s most definitely comfort food. And we’re not talking about your ordinary bowl of chicken soup here…We’re talking indulgent, over-the-top, once-in-a-blue-moon type foods.
We all know that good food is a major mood-booster. So whether you’re looking for a way to cheer up, celebrate a special occasion, or congratulate yourself on a job well done, there’s nothing more rewarding than treating yourself to a fancy, first-rate meal.
So regardless of what type of day you’re having—go ahead—treat yourself!
Truffle Garlic Bread Nachos
Restaurant-worthy meals don’t have to equal expensive. With valuable ingredients like truffle oil and Parmigiano-Reggiano, a little can go a long way. These “exploding” nachos look like something you’d find on the starters menu at a trendy sports bar; and good news—they’re super easy to make!
Wagyu Burger Sliders
Wagyu is not just a foodie buzz word, it’s a rare and unique breed of cattle that produces ultra-rich, melt-in-your-mouth delicious beef. So, when you take a classic comfort food like sliders, and swap your regular ground beef with wagyu ground beef, well…let’s just say you’ll never want to go back to “plain” burgers again. (Tip: if you have trouble finding this type of beef in your local grocery store, check out a specialty service like Crowd Cow.)
Elegant cheese boards are a popular option for formal gatherings and dinner parties, but they can also make a special occasion meal for yourself, or a date night meal for you and your spouse. To build your own, browse the specialty deli section at your favorite grocery store and pick out an assortment of intriguing cheeses, cured meats, and accoutrements, then arrange them fancily on a large cutting board or decorative platter. Break out the sparkling cider and formal dinnerware and enjoy a unique experience trying different combinations of meats, cheeses, jams, and more on toasted Martin’s bread or rolls!
This may look just like “the best thing you ever ate at your favorite brunch spot,” but we assure you—it’s perfectly effortless to make in your very own home. The luxurious layers of potato bread, hash brown potatoes, bacon, herbs, and gruyère cheese, will have you savoring every bite as you think to yourself: “oh, no biggie—I just whipped this up in under an hour!”
Do your friends call you “bougie” (short for bourgeois; slang for fancy or high-class) because of your expensive taste in food? Take it as a compliment—it’s perfectly okay to enjoy “the finer things in life” whenever you get the chance. So go ahead and adorn your evening snack with a dollop of caviar, if you’d like.
Beef Teriyaki Crostini with Wasabi Mayo
Another thing our favorite restaurant dishes tend to have in common? Intricate flavor combinations and creative presentation styles. If you’re looking to switch up your next dinner or appetizer, try these beef teriyaki crostini, which include a number of delightful ingredients you can find in the international section of your supermarket. Prepare the recipe according to the instructions below, then test out your food styling skills by trying some decorative plating techniques. You may even trick yourself into thinking you’re dining in a high-end steakhouse!
Strawberry Shortcake Trifles
Enjoying a rewarding meal is a great method of self-care. So whether it’s “cheat day” or “just another day,” indulge yourself in a rich dessert like these strawberry-cinnamon shortcake trifles. The decadent layers of Martin’s swirl bread, macerated strawberries, and cheesecake filling, give you bite after bite of pure heavenly delight. (Tip: for a guilt-free version, you can substitute non-fat whipped topping for the cheesecake filling.)
More “Bougie Bites”
Need more than 7 recipes to satisfy your top-notch taste in food? Check out these other classy recipes and resources for more inspiration, or head over to our recipes page for hundreds of other ideas!
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