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!)