forgotten treasures

@savak03 (6678)
United States
July 1, 2011 12:44am CST
As I sit here at the very early start of yet another month, watching TV and telling myself I should really go to sleep, I decided to get myself a midnight snack. After digging through my refrigerator, freezer, and pantry I finally found it. Way in the back, there it was. My last box of white fudge covered oreo cookies. Now what makes this such an occasion is you cannot buy these in any store except during the Christmas season. As I sit here enjoying my cookies in the middle of summer I can't help but think about a certain lamb who also really likes these. So, hey Mikey! This one's for you!
6 responses
@Jlyn10 (10913)
• Malaysia
1 Jul 11
What? It's only for Mikey? What about the rest of us?
• United States
1 Jul 11
Well, if she shared with all of us, then she wouldn't have any left now, would she?
@savak03 (6678)
• United States
1 Jul 11
Yeah, it was only one box. However, this christmas season I promise to lay in cases of them then I will throw a party for all of us.
• United States
1 Jul 11
Thank you for the very generous offer, Savak, but I think that I will pass on it, especially if you are going to lay in the boxes before you give them to us at the party!
• United States
1 Jul 11
I tend to be a "saver", especially if I really like something ... some might call it "hoarding", but I have seen some of the hoarding shows, and I can assure you that my tendencies have not gotten anywhere near those extremes. Anyway, I have saved things for a bit too long, and when I found them later they were no longer edible. That has not always been a bad thing, but I have learned there are some things that should be "savored" rather than "saved".
@savak03 (6678)
• United States
1 Jul 11
I'll admit PA that I'm beginning to worry about my tendency to hoard. I moved into this one bedroom apartment several months ago and I havn't gotten it straightened out yet. I moved everything out of storage into the apartment thinking I would just get it organized if I had all my stuff to hand. Then, of course my daughter wanted me to keep some of her stuff because her housing situation is up in the air at the moment. And I have been putting in so many hours at my job that the only thing I have energy for when I get home is to flop in the bed. On the bright side, looking at this mess has made it possible for me to decide to throw stuff out instead of trying to find a place for it because I might need it some day. I've gotten real hard core about making it garbage, now I just need some time to carry it off. Oh yeah, about the cookies. They were still good because the box had not been opened. That kind of stuff has so many preservatives in it that the shelf life is probably to the 12th of never.
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• United States
1 Jul 11
LOL! I know what you mean about "hoarding tendencies". I was living in my own house for several years and still had boxes that I had not unpacked. In fact, I still had things at my parents house that I had not even packed up and moved yet. Now I am in a similar situation again. I want to move closer to my parents, so I have been packing up stuff and taking it and storing it there whenever I have the opportunity. If you saw my house now, though, you would not think that I had packed up and moved anything. I even threw a bunch of stuff away that was no good that I was planning of fixing but never got around to actually doing it. Other stuff that was still good but I hadn't used in a while I gave away to charity. I probably should have had a yard sale to get rid of it, but that was too much work and besides it is always nice to be able to give things to charity, even if you do not have a lot yourself ... well, a lot of money anyway. As for the cookies, I believe that you are right about them - the only way that they would not have been any good is if they had been opened, and even then they probably would have been fine but perhaps a little stale.
@savak03 (6678)
• United States
2 Jul 11
I think that is why I can't seem to gt motivated to get anything done around here. No matter how much I throw out I can't seem to make a dent in the pile.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
1 Jul 11
how many years has it been since I've had an Oreo? DECADES... darn it!
@savak03 (6678)
• United States
2 Jul 11
Ohhh that is just too sad. Who has been torturing you? I will go Bruce Lee on them.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
2 Jul 11
Nabisco - Oreos have corn protein in them...
@savak03 (6678)
• United States
15 Jul 11
What's wrong with corn protein??
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
1 Jul 11
Humm not really sure how to respond to this discussion. Though I have to say I have had many of nights looking for a late night snack..
• United States
1 Jul 11
So while you were hunting for a late night snack did you ever find something that you had forgotten about that you tucked away to eat later?
@savak03 (6678)
• United States
1 Jul 11
Very good PA. I probably should have asked that in the beginning so people would have something to say back. Oh well I guess I'm just out of practice.
• United States
1 Jul 11
I knew you kept me around for a reason, Savak, and this might just be it.
@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
1 Jan 12
I am not a fan of oreo cookies but I can appreciate the concept of enjoying a treat especially one that was long forgotten as this was.I am not sure though that Mike is enjoying your treat as much lol.He must be imagining the last time he ate oreos and coming up with a empty taste in his mouth .The way you described the cookies though make want to give oreo another try lol
@savak03 (6678)
• United States
2 Jan 12
Wow! This is truly a forgotten treasure. I am so happy you dug this one up. I bought several boxes of these again this year but since my daughter is here with with me I haven't been able to stick any back for later. Actually I came upon one box she hadn't got to and mentioned that it was the last one but I can't remember where I put it. What do you want to bet she got her hands on it.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
15 Jul 11
I'll do that sometimes with certain foods my grand daughters love...and some only at my house as I make them better than mom or from the box!Then when not there, I make an item and think about them and it helps the "missing them", just a little!
@savak03 (6678)
• United States
15 Jul 11
Oh, I think that would just make me miss them more.