Since then, I try to keep a package of Trader Joe's Chocolate Croissants in the freezer for those occasional mornings when something special is needed. The only drawback is that you have to know the night before that the following morning is going to be a croissant morning. But as with most things, preparation and anticipation is a big part of satisfaction.
Of course, hot melty chocolate croissants are also a wonderful romantic treat for two. But one of the biggest challenges of eating alone is to remember to make it special now and then. So if you have a morning to yourself, don't hesitate to spend a little extra time to treat yourself.
PS. You can make your own from scratch croissants but be warned, they are a little fussy. This tutorial from Emma is a great way to learn how: How to Make and Shape Homemade Croissants
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