Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Step AWAY from the Tagalongs, Miss

So remember how I was complaining that I was the only one on the Internet whose Girl Scout cookies had not yet arrived? How I was damn near ready to hunt down that poor unsuspecting doe-eyed seven-year-old, take her by the collar, and demand, "Where my cookies at, bitch?"*

Um, yeah. My cookies are here. And I remember now why I usually allow myself only one box of Tagalongs per year. So much for my sensible eating plan. Sensible eating does not apply when I've got Tagalongs and wine in the house.

On a related note, could somebody please make these Do Si Do Peanut Thai Chicken Skewers** and let me know if they're worth the trouble? My grill is still buried under the remains of a snowbank and that late-winter dirty, diamond-hard ice, and frankly I doubt my lone box of Do Si Dos will make it through the thaw. Also, if you're adventurous enough to try the Samoas Sweet Potatoes, I'd love to hear how that works out as well. I mean, cookies? In your vegetables? Frankly that's the sort of brilliant plan I can get behind.



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* I am kidding, I promise (particularly if said seven-year-old's mother happens to be reading this). I would never swear at a child (intentionally), and I would never (intentionally) make that gorgeous but high-strung and easily spooked little girl cry.

** PDF link. Sorry.
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26 comments:

Poppy Cede said...

Lucky for you I don't like sweet potatoes or I'd be really grumpy I just read this post after brushing my teeth.

(Oh, who am I kidding, I'm just grumpy today through Thursday.)

nancypearlwannabe said...

Holy hell woman, if I only had any Girl Scout cookies left I would SO be making those Samoas Sweet Potatoes. Come to think of it, those Girl Scouts have been peddling cookies at all the T stops lately so I may have to avail myself of their fortitude.

3carnations said...

Girl scout cookies are so expensive that I don't think I could stand to waste them by disguising them in something else...But that's just me. :)

togethertheycome said...

I had my way with a box of Peanut Butter cookies last week. I had to ask my husband to hide the rest. Apparently self control means nothing once those cookies enter your house!

Jess said...

I love Tagalongs so much. That's why I can never order any. I only have willpower when the cookies are not physically in front of me. So I must prevent them from getting near me. That is my plan.

Stefanie said...

Poppy--You DON'T LIKE sweet potatoes??? It's like I don't even know you at all...

NPW--Do it! Do it for blogland (and for the Girl Scouts). Be sure to report back.

3Cs--Wasting them?? What if it's just making them BETTER? ;-)

TTC (I'm really not sure how to abbreviate your new blog name, Stacy...) ;-) --Exactly. Self control goes straight out the door once the cookies come IN the door.

Jess--That is a good plan. That is not the plan I went with.

badger reader said...

I just spent 5 minutes googling the different kinds of cookies you referenced. Apparently we have the boring cookie names in SE Wisconsin.
Boyfriend tried to buy only 1 box of cookies from his niece. Thankfully I was present to interject and prevent the tragedy that would have been not enough cookies. (and thankfully he stuck around to pay for them!)

Stefanie said...

Badger Reader--Seeing as I'm from Wisconsin myself, it disturbs me that I didn't know the names were different there! Now that I've looked it up myself, I do vaguely recall that Samoas are also known as Caramel DeLites. And long, long ago, when the baker for (and hence, the recipes for) the cookies was different, Tagalongs were called Hoedowns (and I still say the old Hoedowns were better than today's Tagalongs). I forgot they also switched to the more descriptive but also less creative name "Peanut Butter Patties" in some areas when that change occurred.

And ONE box of cookies?? That would be a tragedy indeed, at least if you have to share.

L Sass said...

I cannot believe that I didn't get to order any girl scout cookies this year... shake down that 7 year old for any extras and send them to me!

badger reader said...

What's up with the Milwaukee Girl Scouts? Did they lose their creativity when it comes to cookie labels. In northern counties, some of the cookie names change (but not all - go figure.) I think I would have enjoyed selling them more as a kid (since my "un-cool" parents would never sell them at work for me like other parents) if I would have had the fun names to work with.
All this said, maybe I can get the boyfriend to grill up some chicken and we can use some of our "extra" cookies in a recipe.
Hoedowns are my favorite, and that name is WAY cooler than PB patties!

Stefanie said...

Badger Reader--Oh! And Do Si Dos used to be Savannahs. Apparently in Wisconsin now they're peanut butter sandwich cookies. But if you already looked this up yourself anyway, then I'm not sure why I'm telling you this. :-) I like to be thorough, I guess.

L Sass--Aren't there girl scouts peddling cookies outside grocery stores by you? If not, clearly they are missing a golden sales opportunity!

Stefanie said...

Badger Reader again--I can't believe I was typing another comment to you at the same time you were typing another comment yourself. I don't really have anything further to add; I just felt the need to explain why my last comment didn't directly respond to anything in YOUR last comment. ;-)

lizgwiz said...

I would be afraid to make any of those recipes. I mean, what if it was the best thing you'd ever tasted in your life, and you wanted to eat it every day, but you couldn't because GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SEASON WAS OVER? That would suck. ;)

nancypearlwannabe said...

What?! Caramel DeLites? HOEDOWNS? What kind of crazy Midwest thing is this?

Courtney said...

This is pure insanity right here. You crazy Wisconsinites and your cookie names!

Oh well, I suppose a Tagalong by any other name is just as heavenly.

badger reader said...

What is truly crazy wisconsinite behavior is selling girl scout cookies at a bar. Yep, Dad used to walk me around the bar at half time (once everyone was plenty schnockered) and sell cookies on Super Bowl Sunday. (I wore my vest or sash or whatever and looked super adorable, you know for being in a bar at age 7)
The best part is that we broke cardinal girl scout law by getting all the money up front. The bar owners would announce cookie delivery and keep them for 2 weeks. All the leftovers (and boy were there leftovers) were split between my family and the bar owners.
Liz - cookie season never ends, when you stock up and hide them in the freezer. It is like Christmas in July when I find a forgotten box.

Aaron said...

I've once again missed out on Girl Scout cookies. I shall ease the pain by buying a box of orange Hostess cupcakes. Ostensibly because Mara has never tried them, but really just because I want them. Mmm...

Noelle said...

My cookies haven't arrived yet, but I was also out of the office today. I wonder what it's going to do to Vegan March when the arrive. Mess it up, most likely.

Stefanie said...

Liz--I guess that's a risk you'd have to take. Luckily, the freezer plan is still an option.

NPW--Are you sure they weren't called Hoedowns in New England long ago, too? Seriously, you were probably a fetus when that name change occurred. (Just kidding. You're not THAT much younger than I am.)

Courtney--Indeed, it is.

Badger Reader--That is a brilliant idea. You should have gotten a special patch for your sash for that one.

Aaron--I still don't get the orange cupcake thing, but in all fairness, I haven't tried them. They still make those? Really?

Noelle--What, so Girl Scout cookies aren't vegan? Shocking.

don't call me MA'AM said...

Have you heard about any recipes for Caramel deLites??? Those things are like crack, but in a good way.

Stefanie said...

DCCM--Caramel deLites = Samoas (apparently there's not clear geographical divide on the name difference, as you and Badger Reader are located in opposite directions from me and neither of you knew the name Samoas). So try the Samoas Sweet Potatoes! And then be sure to report back! :-)

don't call me MA'AM said...

Re-he-HEALLY? Wow. I wonder if they're just trying to be politically correct with those names. And sorry I didn't catch that in BR's note.

Now I'm wondering what Tagalongs are, because we don't seem to have those
either. Apparently we don't rate high enough to get the fun names???

Stefanie said...

DCMM--Tagalongs = Peanut Butter Patties, and THEY are the ones that are like crack, as far as I'm concerned. ;-)

Whiskeymarie said...

The chicken looks o.k, but the sweet potatoes scare me. I love the whole marshmallow/sweet potato thing, but adding chocolate to the mix just seems wrong on a cosmic level.

If I had any GS cookies, I'd try one or both of these for you, but thankfully I have none.

metalia said...

Gah! I STILL haven't gotten my cookayyyyys! (As you can see, I'm totally fine with it.)

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