Thursday, March 20, 2008

Girl Scout Cookies???

My 7 year old is a Brownie. Her whole desire of going to first grade and a new school was to be a Girl Scout. She loves her meetings and all they do together.

As far as her family was concerned, we were happy she was a brownie because of Girl Scout Cookies. When she came home with the order packet we were thrilled! Everyone put in their order –who wanted thin mint (the favorite), shortbread (only hubby) and the best of all—the somoa, that delicious combo of chocolate and coconut. Our neighbors were happy to oblige her as well. Is there a more American cookie?

Delivery was last week. Happy faces on our street opened their doors eagerly awaiting the Girl Scout Cookie arrival! In our house, knowing my son was home from college and all three kids would gobble them up in a minute, I hide a box of thin mints in the back of the freezer. Certainly you know a frozen thin mint is sublime.

So there I am at work one day last week dreaming of the minute I get home and crack into my private stash of frozen thin mints. Driving home I am saying to myself, on another gray New York day, I am going to have a cup of Earl Gray and sit and enjoy!

I come into the house secretly happy and notice this empty box of somoas on the counter…open the cookie drawer and there’s not a Girl Scout cookie to be found. The bandits have been at it! Ah, but not to worry because I have my frozen stash in the freezer! Open the freezer and I see a box of frozen thin mints in the front. That’s ok, I think, I put a decoy in the front of the freezer so they wouldn’t get to the back…

I move the box of frozen thin mints to get to my secret stash in the back. Hmmm…it’s empty. I move the roasts and frozen steaks, stick my hand in the back of the freezer, and my secret stash is gone! The empty box decoy was for ME! Those pesky kids! Is there no sanctity when a mother is trying to hide cookies from her children????

(P>S> Sorry I haven't posted and you have not heard from me--someone hit a pole in town and we have not had electricity for 2 days!)


kelly said...

ha about the cookies! sucks about the electricity-hope things are back to normal now!

Shannon J said...

LOL! I can sympathize, it's a terrible day when the kiddos find mom's "stash"! OOOOoooo rats! ;)

Firefly Hill said...

Hi Tara,

I love Girl Scout cookies too! Who doesnt right? Sorry they found your secret stash...

Sorry about your electricity loss too!


JeannieTheDreamer said...

Been eating girl scout cookies over here:) no electric? oh no...

take care Tara!

Kathleen Grace said...

Rascals! Don't they know a moms secret stash is not to be touched!? Glad your power is back on, that can be so inconvenient!

Kathleen Grace said...

Rascals! Don't they know a moms secret stash is not to be touched!? Glad your power is back on, that can be so inconvenient!

A Romantic Porch said...

That is so funny! And I can eat a box of samoas in one swoop! Oh my goodness, I love those! Sorry about the thin mints, and the electricity! xoRachel

laura said...

Girl Scout cookies are a truly wonderful thing. How well I know the feeling, anticipating a moment alone savoring your secret stash. NOT! at least not while there are kiddies in the house. And if the kiddies are big, worser still.

Your post about your mom and dad's place was priceless. You are so tender.

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I have always liked taking photos, but lately I'm really getting into it.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Yummy....I love Thin Mints!!! I don't even know any Girl Scouts anymore. I am in withdrawal. :-) Rosie

She'sSewPretty said...

LOL The same thing happened here. I didn't even get one Samoa.

Pat said...

Thin Mints are my favorite Girl Scout cookies too!
I can't believe they ate them all! You must find a better hiding place next time :-)
Glad your power is back -- that must have been terrible!
Happy Spring!
Hugs, Pat

pve design said...

Going to pick mine up today, I am happy to shar a box of thin mints with you! Mom's are always at the center of sacrifice! Sorry to hear about your loss of power!

amanda said...

Oh, No!!! Not the secret stash! What ever will you do?!

What a great post! Great to have you back!


ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I do miss girl scout cookies living in the UK!!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Tara! I still remember going door to door in my little green girl scout uniform selling GS cookies to neighbors, or was that going cave to cave... it was a long long time ago! Love your blog! Please come visit me when you have time, I'm really new at this but absolutely love it!! Sherry (Edie Marie)

Mary said...

Hi Tara,
Oh those pesky kids! Next time, take the cookies out of the box and wrap them in tin foil before stashing them!

Have a wonderful Easter!

KarenHarveyCox said...

We all love girl scout cookies here too. Luckily we all have different taste in our favorites. No one touches my fav. Your kids sound cute though...I love how they left the empty box. Karen

Janet said...

Ah Tara, you kids sound like my boys during their heydays, only mine did it with Christmas presents. So naughty, but such fun trying to outsmart them. Mary is right, wrap in tin foil!!

PS. I haven't had a frozen thin mint in years and now I want one.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Ha! I have my secret stash of goodies in my dresser. :-)

Happy Easter Weekend,


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Ooooh, Think I would have been a little ticked I have to hide stuff too. Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend. ~ Lynn

Kari & Kijsa said...

Oh...we always used to stash the thin mints in the fridge- yummy!!

We hope you have a blessed Good Friday.

kari & kijsa

Counting Your Blessings said...

We have bandits and decoys round these parts too =) Blessings... Polly

Donna said...

What a cute story. My Mom always used to hide cookies.
Have a wonderful Easter Tara!

Carletta said...

Tara, I am sitting here smiling at you. I was a Girl Scout Leader when my Cindy was little. She so loved selling cookies. I too tried to hide my favorite - Samoas as well. Finally I took them to school and put them in my desk - all mine!

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I am so glad that you did because now I have found yours and I feel like I've found another kindred spirit in "blog world"!! LOL!!

Now, my daughter is too young to steal cookies from the freezer. However, when I was growing up, my mom used to hide the Christmas Cookies in the freezer by wrapping them up and writing "Peas" on them!!

Tracy said...

That is such sweet thing about your dear little girl and the cookies! Hope you've got you power back now! Wishing you all a very Happy Easter! ((BIG HUGS))

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh, I sympathize with you. I remember raising my four boys and having every item of food disappear! I love thin mints! I remember being a girl scout ( I am now 54) and selling them for 50 cents a box! And we went house to house back then, because it seemed safe..

Have a wonderful Easter...

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Loved your story, so I can relate! What about the peanut butter patties? Do they still have them? You must eat the peanut butter off first, and then the chocolate!

Kari & Kijsa said...

LOL...Thin Mints in the freezer are the best! We are mailing out your package tomorrow!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Classic Charm said...

This was so funny, and we too are running out of hiding places. My husband even keeps cookies in the trunk of his car, and he brings them in when we sit to watch TV - HAAAAAAA!

restyled home said...

I can relate...the thin mints Are my favourite, too!!

Happy Easter!

Susie Q said...

Now this I can totally relate to! A girl has to have her Thin Mints!
The new lemon cookies are wonderful too!
I hope you get a box all your own soon.
No electric!! I hope all is better now...

Wishing you and your family a sweet Easter weekend!


Cori G. said...

Hi Tara,
I always hide my thin mints in the freezer too! Luckily my husband forgets about them until after they've been devoured. I think there are some in the freezer still.

Tracie said...

Hi Tara,
Found you through Rachel's blog.

Gee, I thought this was mine and my daughter's secret about the freezer (the thin mints are the best!). Guess everyone has the same idea.

My daughter's no longer a girl scout, but we did plant many a tree as well as other do-gooder things as I tell her and we laugh about what fun we had! If you find a frozen thin mint, will you send me one? I think it's been at least 4 years since I had one....

Cute blog here!
My Petite Maison

Sunnispace said...

Oh, no!! What a disappointment! Hopefully you'll be able to find more cookies to enjoy (and maybe a new hiding place!)

Classic Charm said...

Leaving for vacation so wanted to stop in and wish you and your family a Happy Easter.

annechovie said...

Oh my gosh, Tara! You need a safe for your treats! LOL. Happy Easter!

Anonymous said... poor thing. Love, love, LOVE Girl Scout cookies.

Lori said...

Boy, how well I know that feeling!!! Ick, no electric for two days!! Happy Easter, to all of yours and you, hugs, Lori

Renee said...

I have to stay far...far away from the samoas <--(sp)
They are dangerous little cookies along with the thin mints which are just as bad in my book.

But then again, candy and anything with the word chocolate defeats me everytime. It does make me happy:)

That hash brown bake looks yummy by the way! And if you smell something rotten then you might be able to find what was lurking that was hidden weeks before. Good thing I only stick with plastic eggs as I know if I used real eggs then I would forget with this mama brain of mine.

Have a great day!
:) Renee

Jennifer said...

Oh Tara. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! Imagine -- even the freezer isn't safe!! Samoas?? They haven't arrived here in Canada yet. But we've progressed -- we do have the mints!