I was offered the opportunity to host a party in honor of the Morton Salt girl turning 100. That is a pretty big accomplishment! She looks great for 100! I was SO excited because the party was supposed to be held while I was visiting some amazing women up north. Well guess what, that trip got cancelled. The women are still amazing, it was cancelled on my end. Since I am heading to Missouri in a couple of weeks, I financially couldn't swing both trips.
THEN I was going to host it with my friend, and we got ready. She baked some amazing cookies using specially made M&M's for the party. She made oatmeal cookies with them. The kids LOVED them. Know what happened? I lost the camera card. Seriously. I LOST ALL PICTURES. This is huge. I am a photo taking nut. I used a smaller camera card for the party, so I would have more room on my card for my Atlanta trip. Hopefully one day I will find it.
So, since I lost my images to share, I will give you some interesting trivia for Morton Salt and a recipe straight from Morton Salt themselves!
Q: Was the Morton Salt Girl modeled after a real person?
A: No, Although many people see resemblances to loved ones!
Q: Does the Morton Salt Girl have an official age?
A: In some of Morton Salt's historical documents, she has been referred to as America's favorite 8-year-old.
Q: Did Morton Salt come up with the saying "When It Rains It Pours"?
A:Yes. Over a century ago. Morton was looking to market a new product, a salt that would flow freely even in damp weather, which was an innovation at the time. Morton decided to run a series of ads in Good Housekeeping magazine promoting its new product. An ad was developed featuring the Morton Salt Girl and the following copy: "Even in rainy weather, it flows freely." This was shortened to "When It Rains It Pours" and the now famous slogan was born!"
Q: Is table salt the company's main product offering?
A: No, but it is certainly the most iconic product in Morton Salt's portfolio!
Interesting,huh? I had no clue that they came up with that saying.
For recipes, Morton Salt gave us so many great ideas. Out of all of them, I think this one MIGHT just be the best one. I mean, who doesn't like cookies?
Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Recipe compliments of Morton Salt, Inc.)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon (1/2 for dough, and 1/2 to sprinkle ontop) Morton All-Purpose Natural Sea Salt
- 3 cups instant oats
- 1cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
- Cream butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in mixer on medium speed until smooth. About 3 minutes.
- Beat in one egg at a time until combined. Add vanilla.
- In a separate mixing bowl,whisk flour, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and then add to butter and egg mixture and mix until combined.
- Fold in oats and chocolate chips into entire mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto parchment-lined baking sheet two inches apart.
- Use the last 1/2 teaspoon of salt to sprinkle a pinch of salt onto the top of each cookie.
- Bake for about 12-15 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transfering to a cooling rack.
I was given the opportunity to host a Morton Salt party through Mom Select and Morton Salt. All opinions are my own. Losing of the camera card is on my head as well. Darn it.