Last month I purchased a vat of Nestle’s Chocolate Chip Cookie dough from Costco.
Sometimes I want to make cookies for my students and I don’t always have time to make them from ‘scratch.’
I heard your gasps of horror at the thought of me buying store bought cookie dough…..
When students ask me if I made them, I always say “Yes!”
(I did make them…I stood there in front of a 350 degree oven…plopping dough on cookie sheets…I made them!)
They are always very appreciative and the cookies are inhaled in no time.
I didn’t have time to use all the batter before graduation so I thought I would freeze the rest of the dough to use during the summer.
On Friday, I received a phone call and email telling me that the cookie dough I bought could be contaminated with salmonella.
I was to return the unused portion to the store for a full refund and I should also be expecting an official letter.
While I appreciate this benefit of their customer service dept, it got me thinking…do I really want someone watching what I’m buying?
Is there someone sitting in their purchasing department making notations about the things I buy?
They are probably wondering about the decline in my wine (blackberry Merlot) and yellow highlighter purchases.
I no longer have that “yellow nicotine index finger.”
Do they think I buy too many “bad carbs” and not enough salad?
Hey the ice cream I bought was “Skinny Cow.”
(Which isn’t bad…BTW.)
Big Brother should appreciate how much $$$ I spend in their photo department & don’t even get me started on how many books I’ve bought.
As I drove to Costco to return my poisonous cookie dough…I thought about what else I buy.
Analgesics…Prolesec….bagels…cream cheese…salmon…a container of salad for $2.00…..bread…spinach dip…that chicken salad I am addicted to….salmonella laced cookie dough.
Quite frankly, I think my purchases cry out “BORING!”
Next time, maybe I need to mix it up a little…
I’m thinking I might load up my cart with kitty litter, Vaseline, condoms, extra virgin olive oil, latex gloves, Dexter on Blue Ray…and a case of fuel injection cleaner.