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Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Wearin' o' the Green and Brown

Never sold Girl Scout Cookies on St. Patrick's Day before. The number of people who bought Thin Mints simply because the box is green was interesting, as was the fact that we ran out of Trefoils completely. It is the last weekend, though, which may be the reason for running out. Our sales were pretty good, as the girls spent a lot of time saying "Last chance for Girl Scout Cookies!" and also had St. Patrick's Day as an excuse for talking to everyone. They're Brownies rather than Juniors, so their uniforms aren't green, but they made up for it in their clothes and accessories.

Because we were out selling in the cold close to dinnertime, I set up Irish Lamb Stew in the crock pot. Cubed lamb dredged in a mixture of flour, salt, pepper, and Herbes de Provence; browned in bacon fat. This mixed in the crock pot with potato, onion, and beef broth. Peas went in at the last minute. It was teh nom. Even Leanna - who hates potatoes - ate hers. Now we're having mint chocolate chip ice cream to complete the green theme.