Thursday, February 24, 2011

Girl Scout Cookies, Manna from Heaven

It’s that time of year again.  Everyone’s New Year’s resolution to eat better and lose weight will be trashed, stomped on, forgotten, and abandoned.  The Girl Scouts are on the prowl selling their cookies.  It’s not enough that they show up at your front door and look at you with pleading eyes, asking you … no … tempting you to order their cookies.  Now they’re actually delivering them to the house, and then they’re posted in front of every grocery store, boxes of Thin Mints and Samoas on display.  They get in front of you on your way in and on your way out of the store, asking sweetly, “Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?”

We tried something different this year.  My wife put the two boxes of thin mints and one box of Samoas (my personal favorite) in the freezer.  We thought we would pull the box out on occasion, take a few cookies out to thaw, and put the rest back into the freezer.  Surely, this supply would last at least six months for such a disciplined couple.  Well, a few nights ago, she took out just a few Thin Mints and two Somoas for me, and put the rest back into the freezer, sealed in zip lock storage bags, just as she planned.  We enjoyed our few cookies for dessert after dinner.  A little while later, I innocently ventured over to the freezer just to get ... well to get something, and opened the freezer door.  There they were, just sitting there, enticing me.  To make a long story short, I can tell you, Girl Scout cookies taste as good frozen as they do when they’re not frozen.  That source of temptation was not around very long.  We took care of that problem, and enjoyed the process!

Now I’ve learned, through Facebook postings by certain members of our Just Married small group, including my wife, that you can buy Thin Mint ice cream and Samoa ice cream.  Just as we’ve gotten rid of the source of the temptation, here comes another one.  This one may even be more powerful than the cookies!  I mean, who can turn down ice cream that tastes like Girl Scout cookies?

There was an interesting discussion about these evil products among some of our group members.  The one young man in this discussion was the voice of reason, and made a very good argument that Jesus never ate a Girl Scout cookie.  You can’t argue with that, because there were no Girl Scout cookies when Jesus was on earth.  But my wife, always the Biblical scholar, quickly concluded that God fed the Israelites in the wilderness with Thin Mints.  He just called it manna.  Well, we weren’t there, so we can’t say for sure that she’s wrong!


  1. Ha Ha funny. I know you can't resist a Girl Scout...or their cookies for that matter. They get you by ordering before all those resolutions are even a thought, and then you have to buy them. Mine are in the freezer, and so far I haven't gotten into them. But I do know from past experience that they do tast just as good frozen...or so I've heard.

  2. I can't believe you still have them in the freezer. What are you waiting for? :)