OK, I'll admit it - I'm a Girl Scout. Like, still a Girl Scout. My lifetime membership card is kicking around somewhere in my desk, amid a pile of pens that may or may not actually work.
So every year when Girl Scout cookie time rolls around, I can't help but feel that pull of nostalgia, bringing back memories of wandering around my neighborhood with my sash tied over my huge winter coat, taking orders from the neighbors who I only saw at cookie time and Halloween. Nowadays, I never seem to have my act together enough to actually pre-order cookies, but it's pretty hard not to find a table set up somewhere (the last one I saw was inside the Harvard Square T station) with girls selling boxes of cookies.
But man, have Girl Scout cookies come a long way since I was a kid. This coming Thursday (3/12), the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts will be hosting the 4th Annual "Evening of Cookie Creations" at the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square. The event will feature seven local chefs and their creations (all of which feature Girl Scout cookies as an ingredient), and winning creations will be picked by a panel of judges and by the crowd. It sounds like a great time, and I'm excited to see what they chefs come up with.
Tickets are $30 (or two for $50) and more information is available here. See you Thursday!