Re: Merry Christmas!


From: Marcella Dawson <dawsonm@tenet.edu>
Subject: Re: Merry Christmas!
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 20:48:20 -0600 (CST)


This message comes around about once every four months. It's like a cyber 
MTA (kingston Trio vintage). I received it two weeks ago along with the 
good times virus notice. It is a hoax and the recipe gets altered every 
time I see it. Why doesn't somebody think of something really creative to 
do to the recipe -- something that would be funny only to LFMers. I can't 
think right now or I would do it.

Marcella Dawson

Marcella Dawson, Science Department
St. Anne School
2120 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77098
(713)526-3279

On Sat, 7 Dec 1996 bweimann@exit109.com wrote:

> Hello all discuss group members, 
> I hate to be a wet blanket, however....................................
> This is really OLD stuff!!!   I went through this whole Neiman-Marcus cookie
> recipe thing a couple years ago.  Same message, probably verbatim. Sure
> sounds identical, but it's been a couple years.   It proved to be a hoax at
> that time.  In my ignorance of this fact, I gave the recipe to a good friend
> who bakes a great deal and the cookies were a disaster, hard as rocks etc.
> We were perplexed since she is a really good baker, usually,<BG>   Later, I
> ran across other electronic info re: this N-M recipe story, saying that the
> whole story was a hoax/joke whatever, and we decided that was why the recipe
> hadn't worked.
> By all means try the recipe, perhaps it's different now, however, be
> forewarned that this is NOT a new story at all.  Good luck if you try the
> recipe.  If it works now and is good, let me know and I'll tell my poor
> friend who had to throw it all out when she tried it.  She might like to try
> it again if there have been significant changes in the recipe.
> Barb in NJ
> 
> At 12:52 PM 12/6/96 -0800, you wrote:
> >Dear Friends & Family, 
> >
> >Thought you'd get a kick out of this story.  Happy Happy, Merry Merry. 
> > 
> >From 
> >Gayle, Paul & Anna
> >Remisch
> >
> >		********************************************
> >
> >Date: Tue, 03 Dec 96 17:37:09 PST
> >From: Patch Computers Ltd.
> >To: '* Patch Computers Ltd. - Calgary *'
> >Subject: FW: A True Story (plus a great recipe)
> >
> >Subject:        FW:  A True Story (plus a great recipe)
> >
> >Date: Thursday, November 07, 1996 7:30AM
> >
> > This is a true story that was forwarded to me. Read it and learn.
> > Bake the cookies and enjoy them and then forward this to all you
> >know!
> >
> > My daughter & I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe
> > in Dallas & 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." Well, I said,
> > would you let me buy the recipe?  With a cute smile, she said,
> >"Yes."
> > I asked how much, and she responded, "Only two fifty, it's a great
> > deal!"  I said with approval, just add it to my tab. Thirty days
> > later, I received my VISA statement from Neiman-Marcus and it 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's
> > outrageous!! I called Neiman's Accounting Dept. and told them the
> > waitress said it was "two-fifty," which clearly does not mean "two
> > hundred and fifty dollars" by any *POSSIBLE* interpretation of the
> > phrase. Nieman-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 her the criminal
> > statutes which govern fraud in Texas, I threatened to refer them to
> > the Better Business Bureau and the State's Attorney General for
> > engaging in fraud.  I was basically told, "Do what you want, we don't
> > give a crap, and we're not refunding your money." I waited, thinking
> > of how I could get even, or even try and get any of my money back.
> >I
> > just said, "Okay, you folks got my $250, and now I'm going to have
> > $250.00 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
> > $250.00 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus... for free. She replied,
> >"I
> > wish you wouldn't do this." I said, "Well, you should have thought of
> > that before you ripped me off, and slammed down the phone on her.
> >
> >      So, here it is!!!  Please, please, please pass it on to everyone
> > you can possibly think of.  I paid $250 dollars for this... I don't
> > want Nieman-Marcus to *ever* get another penny off of this
> >recipe....
> >
> >      (Recipe may be halved.):
> >
> >      2  cups butter
> >      4  cups flour
> >      2  tsp. soda
> >      2  cups sugar
> >      5  cups blended oatmeal**
> >      24 oz. chocolate chips
> >      2  cups brown sugar
> >      1  tsp. salt
> >      1  8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
> >      4  eggs
> >      2  tsp. baking powder
> >      3  cups chopped nuts (your choice)
> >      2  tsp. vanilla
> >      ** 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 inches
> > apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
> >Makes
> > 112 cookies.
> >
> >      Have fun!!!  This is *not* a joke --- this is a true story.. Ride
> > free, citizen!!
> >
> >
> 
>