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Rejoice! It’s Girl Scout Cookie Season!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, boys and girls. GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SEASON.

While wandering around Harvard Square on Friday evening, I spotted a woman carrying two boxes of Girl Scout cookies. My sixth Girl Scout cookie sense immediately went on high alert. I resisted the urge to shake her  by the shoulders, wild-eyed and foaming at the mouth, demanding to know where she bought them. I knew that cookies were close.

Obviously I was right, my Girl Scout cookie sense never lets me down. Those wonderful gals are selling them at a bunch of subway stops in Boston. I bought two boxes: Peanut Butter Patties and Caramel DeLites. Those are clearly the two best options and you can just get away from me if you would have chosen the Lemonades. Blech.

Just can't get enough of those "eanut" Butter Patties, amirite?

If you’re in Eastern MA, you can find cookies near you here. God, the Internet is so great.

So what’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie? Do you agree that Thin Mints are overrated? Are you weirded out when you realize that the same cookies have different names depending on where they’re sold? Do you like my pink nailpolish?

Happy Girl Scout cookie season!

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Tales of Woe; or, How I Missed National Peanut Butter Day

Tuesday was National Peanut Butter Day, but it was also National Meeting Day at work and National Girl’s Night and Wine Drinking Day at my friend’s apartment, so somehow I missed it. I MISSED NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY. Man, I love peanut butter! It’s so great, it’s one of the best foods to ever exist (unless you’re allergic, in which case, I’m so sorry – you are missing out).


What are some things I love about peanut butter, you ask? Well, allow me to answer:

  1. You can eat it with a spoon straight out of the jar and it’s awesome.
  2. So many choices! You can choose smooth, chunky, salted, unsalted (weirdo), all-natural (choose this one), all-unnatural, etc.
  3. You can dip so many things in it. Apples, crackers, chocolate bars.
  4. It’s not low-calorie, but it’s satisfying and nutritious (if you’re buying the right kind).
  5. It reminds you of being a kid.

I’m pretty bummed I missed it, but technically I celebrated without even knowing it by eating peanut butter toast with raisins for breakfast. Really, you can celebrate National Peanut Butter Day every day of the week if you’re lucky.


I’ll leave you with this video of people talking with peanut butter in their mouths. You’re welcome.


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IT’S NATIONAL DESSERT DAY, PEOPLE

“Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.”  The Godfather


URGENT NEWS: Today is National Dessert Day.  How this escaped my attention until 4pm on Friday is unknown, but I know now and this is a cause for celebration. I can’t believe we didn’t all have work off, how can they expect us to concentrate with visions of brownie sundaes dancing in our heads?

How will I celebrate, you ask? Well obviously I’ll celebrate it by seeking out some sort of delicious dessert. If there was ever a day to indulge a bit, it would be today. I’m thinking a trip to Max Brenner or Emack & Bolio’s may be in order this evening.

I don’t know about you, but I will extend my celebration of this proud American holiday throughout the weekend. I have a scheme in mind for some homemade apple crisp and vegan pumpkin cookies. I’ll let you know how they turn out.

My apple crisp will not be as pretty as this one from Simply Recipes. But it will taste phenomenal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Happy National Dessert Day! How are you celebrating? Any favorite desserts?

Be a patriot, eat dessert. Otherwise the terrorists win.

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