We were out late Christmas Eve, at the home of my sister the ex-ex-mayor's wife. The last thing we did was hand out the non-gifts we agreed on this year. Like my Chex Mix. I was sitting on the piano bench, and had young Babe (granddaughter of Sis, daughter of Niecy) pass them out. I didn't put the sticky nametags on them this year. So I told her by color who to hand them to. You can't have two alike in the same household, or there will be accusations of somebody eating somebody else's Chex.
Christmas morning, at 9:15, I got a text from Sis.
"Were you mad when passing out the Chex Mix?"
"Well, mine only had a few pieces in it. I noticed everyone who opened theirs here last night had a full container. Ex-ex-Mayor said, 'She made sure to say, Sis gets the blue one.'"
"OH NO! I will get you TWO smaller ones. I was hoping Babe didn't notice that hers was smaller. Don't tell her! I guess I ran out of Chex between batches, when filling them."
"No, I just had to ask. Ex-Ex-Mayor thought it was some kind of a joke. His had more than mine. But it is okay. Just didn't want you to purposely be mean to me."
"I only had four containers that size. I saved them for you guys. It WOULD have been a great joke! But I would have told everybody to open it up and try it. So I could enjoy your reaction! Blue was the prettiest container. So I said it was for you."
"I forgive you."
"I made four batches in four days. They were stacked all around the kitchen."
"I actually thought someone at your house had been eating it behind your back."
"They might have been! Remember how a whole container of your cookies disappeared when Hick brought them in from the car?"
"I thought about that."
"The first batch I made was for US, because Hick tricked me into making it with WALNUTS he got at the auction. I didn't like it. I put it in three METAL TINS. I told Hick the blue one was the best, not from the bottom of the pan. Maybe he was confused."
"Maybe he liked MY container better than the one with walnuts."
"Hick and The Pony said they liked the walnuts. But it also had the wrong pretzels, because cheesy flavor was all the store had. Hick will bring your Chex by tomorrow."
"He doesn't have to do that. I was just kidding. That is probably all you have left isn't it? I am fine with what I have. In fact, I'm having some now."
"No, I still have enough left for Genius and Friend."
Hick denies eating any Chex other than the walnut version. Same with The Pony. Anyhoo... Hick will be delivering Chex Mix to Sis on Sunday.
CALL TO DETECTIVE INSPECTOR MORSE! YOU ARE NEEDED IN MISSOURI, U.S.A.! DROP ALL YOUR OTHER CASES AND CONTACT VAL THE VICTORIAN! HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT BE A SECRET AND CONFIDENTIAL MEETING, POSSIBLY IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE CHICKEN STORE! STAT, ASAP AND WHATEVER OTHER ACRONYMS THOSE AMERICANS USE FOR "MOVE RIGHT ALONG NOW".ReplyDelete
I might need John Steed and Emma Peel for this one!Delete
You need to hide the Chex under a towel.ReplyDelete
So true! I even won a new kitchen towel during the Christmas Eve Games!Delete
How sad to open a container and find it almost empty! You'll probably never work out how that happened, but I bet it never happens again :)ReplyDelete
The more I think about it... what if Sis was just SAYING THAT to get more Chex Mix out of me??? First she says it only has a few pieces, then she says that the ex-ex-mayor's container had more in it than hers. Technically true, but an odd way to put it, since obviously a regular container would have more than a few pieces!Delete
Also, I can imagine that maybe I was filling those bigger containers, and ran out. But I wouldn't only put in a few pieces! I'd EAT THOSE FEW PIECES! I could possibly have left it half-full, thinking I'd finish when the next batch was done.
Now I will obsessively open those containers before delivering them!
I didn't even bake cookies this year, much less chex mix. HeWho loves Chex Mix, but he is not supposed to have salt and I don't know how tasty that would be. I would definitely suspect HeWho if goodies were missing!!ReplyDelete
HeWho should stay away from MY Chex Mix. It could be devastating to his health! I have to add EXTRA garlic salt for The Pony, and I add a lot of Worcestershire Sauce because I like it.Delete