Tuesday, November 21, 2006

"Little Debbie" Part 2

Some of you wanted to know what Nanaimo Bars are and others wanted the recipe so here you go.
Nanaimo Bars Recipe
Why so much baking you ask!
How do you really think Santa stays that Jolly & PLUMP!
This is a great story everyone!!
A little background: Neiman-Marcus, if you don't know already, is a very
expensive store; i.e., they sell your typical $8.00 T-shirt for $50.00.

THIS IS A TRUE STORY (copied from original e-mail)
My daughter and I had just finished a salad at a Neiman-Marcus Cafe in Dallas, and we decided to have a small dessert. Because both of us are such cookie lovers, we decided to try the "Neiman-Marcus cookie. It was so excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe, and the waitress said with a small frown, "I'm afraid not, but you can buy the recipe." Well, I asked how much, and she responded, "Only two fifty-it's a great deal!" I agreed to that, and told her to just add it to my tab.
Thirty days later, I received my VISA statement, and the Neiman-Marcus charge was $285.00! I looked again, and I remembered I had only spent $9.95 for two salads and about $20.00 for a scarf. As I glanced at the bottom of the statement, it said, "Cookie Recipe-$250.00". That was outrageous! I called Neiman's Accounting Department and told them the waitress said it was "two fifty", which clearly does not mean "two hundred and fifty dollars" by any reasonable interpretation of the phrase. Neiman-Marcus refused to budge. They would not refund my money because, according to them, "What the waitress told you is not our problem. You have already seen the recipe. We absolutely will not refund your money at this point." I explained to the Accounting Department lady the criminal statues which govern fraud in the state of Texas. threatened to report them to the Better Business I Bureau and the Texas Attorney General's office for engaging in fraud. I was basically told, Do what you want. Don't bother thinking of how you can get even, and don't bother trying to get any of your money back." I just said, Okay, you folks got my $250, andnow I'm going to have $250 worth of fun." I told her that I was going to see to it that every cookie lover in the United States with an e-mail account has a $250 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus...for free. She replied, "I wish you wouldn't do this." I said, "Well, perhaps you should have thought of that before you ripped me off!" and slammed down the phone. So here it is! Please, please, please pass it on to everyone you can possibly think of. I paid $250 for this, and I don't want Neiman-Marcus to EVER make another penny off of this recipe!

(Recipe may be halved or quartered
or you can be CrAzY like me and bake
the whole batch!)

2 cups butter
24 oz.chocolate chips
4 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
5 cups blended oatmeal
4 eggs
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)

Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal,salt,baking powder,and soda. Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar, and nuts. Roll into balls, and place two incheapart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.
Have fun!!! This is not a joke-it's a true story.
Ride free, citizens!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE NANIMO BARS! Have some in my freezer as we speak. But I'm not going to open them....nope, not me.....:-)

Janet T.

Lee-Anne said...

Too funny!!! Poor lady, paying $250 for a cookie recipe!

Ann said...

That is a great story!!! I would have done the same thing.

Debbie & Kirk said...

Too funny!

hoping for referral SOON!

Leda said...

This is funny, because wherever you see it, it says "This is a true story!" but it's actually not, or so they say anyway.

Check out http://www.snopes.com/business/consumer/cookie.asp

where it explains, "Though its present incarnation casts Neiman-Marcus as the bad guy, this legend has been around for at least 50 years, and it's been told of various companies (and various confections) during its long history. Here's a fine example from a 1948 cookbook, Massachusetts Cooking Rules, Old and New, which lists not only the recipe for "$25 Fudge Cake" but also gives the following explanation for the name:
This friend had to pay $25 upon the receipt of the recipe from the chef of one of the railroads. She had asked for the recipe while eating on a train. The chef gladly sent it to her, together with a bill for $25, which her attorney said she had to pay. She then gave the recipe to all her friends, hoping they would get some pleasure from it. Sound disturbingly familiar?"

Whenever I get those emails that say, "DO THIS!", "horrible virus alert," OR "PLEASE FORWARD to help save this child," or "beware of the perfume bandit," (LOL) I always check on www.snopes.com to see if it is list...most of the time it is.