Monday, November 30, 2009

Who Stole my Ginger Snaps?

Well, as the old saying goes...

"When the cats away, the mice are out to play"
Before my vacation time,
I had worked in advance preparation for a cooking demonstration,
to be held later in November, upon my return.

When I returned home....
I had exactly two days to prepare and organize myself
for this event at my nieces furniture store.

I went to my fridge.

My cookie container was empty....
It was gone.

I hastily made an email to family members
inquiring about the Ginger Snaps.
I was somewhat anxious,
as I needed them for my demonstration,
and I was running short on time.

A phone call was returned.
Few words were exchanged.
There was a long pause.

The next morning at 7:00am,
there were two peculiar containers of cookies on my counter,
done to perfection...

During our conversation, I stated...

"Do you not remember the old rule? When in doubt, only take one or two."

The response was,

"I remember that rule, Mom, I did exactly that,
one or two cookies every day for 24 days..while you were gone."


That explains why 4 dozen cookies were missing.

Well, just to let You know...
I have posted your favorite recipe,
for Ginger Snaps!

16 comments:

  1. thanks for the giggle this morning.
    I think I will incorporate the one or two cookie rule in my freezer tax when Grandma drops cookies off for the kids .. and my freezer is the holding point.

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  2. too funny. well, maybe not in that situation.......but glad all worked out and by the pics, you did a fab job!!!

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  3. OH my - that story sounds familiar :)

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  4. The cookie snitcher part - not the demonstration. Hope it went well!

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  5. mmm, i remember your ginger snaps! i'll have to make some this year...i'm sure my kids will love them!

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  6. I guess you can laugh about it now ... but at the moment it's a bit of a scare! So nice that it was someone who could do ment the situation.

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  7. That's a good story, Marg...and definitely belongs in the family journals.

    I'm just comparing gingersnap recipes...and mine looks almost identical. I made up a double batch with my three helpers last week. We play with real dough over here...rather than play dough.

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  8. LOL...that is just too funny. But what a fantastic ending :)

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  9. LOL! I loved this story Marg! Hungry children are of all ages :-)

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  10. I guess you could be happy that he only ate two a day. He could eaten more and then dipped into another batch.

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  11. Sorry, I got a phone call and lost my train of thought. I think I meant to add "How funny"! I hope you were able to get ready in time!
    JoAnn

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  12. I have to smile at the fact that you have two cookie stories going...Isn't it funny how we recognize our own cookies?

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  13. Oh and they look sooooo yummy too!
    I just used ginger snaps tonight in my "graham cracker" crust. It's for a no-bake pumpkin pie...and thought the snaps would be better than the grahams~
    love that ginger!
    ~Maria

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  14. I might have taken them, too. I love ginger snaps. My husband used to bring them to me in a brown paper bag.

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  15. That's my favorite cookie, and I only make it at Christmas...although I make it more than once as I love that smell in the house. My recipe is just about double yours, but otherwise nearly identical.

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  16. Oh Oh. This reminds me of one time my mom sent chocolate chip cookies to Bible school for my brother and I to share. Well, he'd just been given some cookies from a family he knew so he asked me to put them in the freezer outside my dorm door. One at a time I ate them. Only one. At a time. When his other cookies were gone he asked me, in the dinner line up, for his cookies. I had to confess they were gone. Loudly he asked "YOU ATE THEM ALL??" Heads turned. I was a little embarrassed. We'll never forget it.

    Great you found a fresh supply baked to perfection!

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