What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Cookies, Cookies & More Cookies

By 9:30 this morning I had baked 12 dozen cookies. I volunteered at school baking Otis Spunkmeyer cookies for the 5th-6th grade fundraiser. They have Otis Spunkmeyer air heated ovens and frozen dough. It was super easy and the cookies smelled great. I think it would be an excellent fundraiser for just about any club or organization. My mom envisioned me in an apron with flour, eggs and sugar everywhere. That reminded me of the old Rice Krispies commercial where the lady throws flour in her face to make it look like she had "baked". The school sells the cookes for 50¢ each. I baked 144 so that's $72.00 in cookie sales. They use the money to things for the nine weeks auction. The kids are rewarded for grades, homework, random acts of kindness, showing responsibility, etc. with virtual money. At the end of the nine weeks they get to bid on items at the auction and spend their money. I am curious to see what sort of items the auction off as the prices must be really inflated. My DS has over $2,000.00 to spend. So, I'm pretty sure a pencil will be a couple hundred dollars!

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I used to work at an office where we had one of the little O.S. ovens and we bought the frozen dough balls. Once or twice a week we baked cookies in the afternoon and they always smelled SO GOOD!!


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