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Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Bargain In The Neighborhood: Lemonade and Cookies 50 Cents

Izzy and his friend I. set up a Lemonade and Cookie Stand today in front of I.'s house. She and her mom made two kinds of lemonade, honey and regular. Izzy and I made Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. In two hours, we sold out of 36 cookies and about 4 pitchers of lemonade. Business was definitely booming.

Considering that cookies go for $1 a piece at the corner cafe and lemonade is at least $2.50, passersby happened upon a real find. At first the two budding entrepreneurs sat quietly, awaiting customers but after I encouraged them to hawk their wares more loudly, I. became especially adept at luring them in. She ran down to the corner, calling buyers toward the stand.

When Izzy realized that there were only 3 cookies left, he abruptly shut the cookie tin and announced that the remainder were NOT FOR SALE. Moments later, I. poured out the last cup of lemonade and we called it a day.
Considering the great success, I am sure another stand will be up in the near future. Iced Tea and Scones anyone?

If you have a hankering for those Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies,
check out this recipe. I altered it a bit, substituting 1/2 a cup of whole wheat flour (for 1/2 cup white), 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar (for the light brown) and bittersweet chocolate chips instead of white.


Joseph Bayot said...

You should shoot us an e-mail next time Izzy's shop is opening up =P

I'll be sure to come down and patronize the fine establishment he and his friend have running.

Izzy's Mama said...

Joseph: We shall!

the mama bird diaries said...

Great photo.

Honey Lemonade? Yum.