As a Canadian, I didn't grow up with Girl Scout cookies and I honestly did not understand why my American friends got so excited about them. We have Girl Guides in Canada and they do sell cookies but they aren't really something we get all that excited about. When my American friends talk about Girl Scout cookie it's like they are speaking a different language. Samoas? Tagalongs? What?
I don't have easy access to Girl Scout cookies I turned to the internet to see if I could make any of them at home. Here's what I found.
Every spring, thousands of Girl Scouts across the country transform into “cookie professionals” to help sell boxes of Girl Scout Cookies and raise money to help fund troop initiatives as well as benefit the community. For many scouts, this is probably the first real job they’ve ever had. And while selling cookies is a lot of fun, it’s also a lot of responsibility. Brand new Girl Scouts may need some extra customer service assistance when it comes to making a final sale – here are my tried and true sales tips for how to make a mint off of a box of Thin Mints!...more
If you are the one bringing home the literal bread in your household then you have seen them, the bright eyed, loom band wearing, merit badge earning Girl Scouts and Brownies outside your supermarket doors selling those cookies. Those cookies, the ones that can’t help but bring back my memories of selling those rectangular boxes while wearing knee high socks and a brown smock, offering my best seven year old sales pitch to unsuspecting supermarket customers, and as you know those cookies are hard to pass up. ...more
You know, I learned a lot of valuable things last week and, ironically, they were all about food. So I thought I’d share them with you in case you didn’t already know these things…1) Boneless chicken wings are not wings at all…they are overgrown nuggets.2) There is no other use EVER IN LIFE for celery except to serve as a vehicle for blue cheese dressing.3) There is no use EVER IN LIFE for carrots. Period....more
It’s Saturday which means we’re all running around like that proverbial chicken. I’ve learned to keep my posts down and dirty on these days. One because you don’t have time to read them and two because I don’t have time to write them. So in no particular order, here we go:...more
In a cruel twist, the day after I received my directionally-positive cholesterol news, the 9 boxes of girls scout cookies we ordered arrived. Yes, nine. Yes, that's embarrassing (though in my defense, we like to support the neighborhood girls. And yes, I realize we could have given them the money and donated the cookies. Somehow, though, that's not what happened.)...more
Unless you live under a rock, you are aware that Girl Scout cookie delivery and consumption time is upon us. In fact, if you're an avid blog reader, you may have seen talk about these annual favorites popping up in all sorts of ways. If you're bored with eating cookies straight from the box, this post is for you.