The End of an Era

I know that that title sounds grim and dire, especially in the wake of an election day, but this particular ending era has nothing to do with the wider world: only our little home bubble.

I just thought I should update you on an important personal matter; we’ve dug into the very last pint of Haagen Dazs in the freezer.

Hard to believe, I know, but there it is.

We aren’t quite to the end yet, but I think it’s time to start hunting for sales again….

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6 thoughts on “The End of an Era

  1. That’s like a pint every 3-4 days. Considering there are 2 of you, I would say that’s amazing self-restraint! When we buy a pint, it last across 2 sessions at most. My favorite is the coconut pineapple!

    • I wish I could say Thanks and leave it at that – but to be fair, I should note that we’ve been out of town twice, and have had other desserts also since we bought all those pints. I’ve made brownies twice, and baked a couple of cakes … so we haven’t had quite as much restraint in the dessert department as the numbers might initially indicate. I think we’re about like you – we can get 4 servings (or perhaps 5 on a good set of days) out of a pint.

  2. About the ice cream sales, since ice cream is *never* on sale here, I’ve taken to buying coupons online. Turns out there are a bunch of haagen dazs coupons on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=haagen+dazs+coupons&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1 Maybe that would

    we use it when Josh suddenly feels the need to buy eight gallons of orange juice, or when seasonal ice creams come out and I want to stock up. I get the coupons for OJ on ebay first and I don’t have to wait for a sale. And then our fridge AND freezer are as stocked up as yours!

    • Wow, good idea. Although we might buy way too much ice cream if we could obtain coupons whenever we wanted…. (tempting!) Of course, one might say that buying 40 pints at a time is buying way too much, anyway.

      I feel a little embarrassed about this post (and its predecessor), in such stark contrast to your anti-hoarding minimalism. I do admire your goals, and we are striving for similar things in our home – to keep what we really need and want and use, and not to simply store things for the wrong reasons – but then I go out and get a freezerful of ice cream. At least it’s somewhat justifiable, in that we ate it in a timely way, before it went bad, right?

      • in my mind, it’s not hoarding if you actually use (eat!) it! I envy your brand loyalty. I think I have cullinary ADD because I get halfway through a tub of ice cream and decide I’m bored and need to try a different flavor and brand. End result is several tubs of half-eaten, wasted ice cream that I have to work hard to make myself throw out. I’m impressed that you guys don’t get bored of HD!

        • Wow, yeah, I’m the exact opposite. I get stuck on a brand, and nothing else tastes right. It’s kind of helpful, actually, because then although I really, really love HD (for instance) it’s easy to say no if someone’s offering Breyers.

          (P.s. I’m glad you don’t think we’re over-hoarding! Whew. :) )

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