Monday, October 29, 2012

Little Ghost, Little Ghost One I'm Scared of the Most

"Can you scare me up a little bit of love..."

A cautionary tale!
More Halloween Food!

A little secret about my blog, I tend to work off a syllabus. Yes, I am in fact an (E/I)NTJ (Myers-Briggs that is). So I will plan my posts at least two months out. I know you are saying "Ryan, your blog seems completely random I can't figure out what the hell is going on?" And of course you would be right but you are running right into my consistency or as I like to refer to it "organized chaos." :)

Trust me, even on weeks when I do a "seat of the pants" TMI or FFF, I probably planned to do one that week because I didn't have something else to write about. Most of the times I'm just not a "seat of the pants" guy.

So in my (organized chaotic) mind I had not envisioned a Halloween post this year for some reason. But then I saw that movie ParaNorman and loved it. The song at the end of the movie is "Little Ghost" by Jack White and the White Stripes. I liked the song so much that for the first time I decided I had to configure a post around it. So here it is. Consider this kind of like that Kenny Rogers' song "The Gambler." People liked the lyrics so much they decided to write a movie around it. Of course it was a "made for television" movie which means it was super-sucky. So I guess it makes sense that I would write a super-sucky "made for Ryan's blog" post out of those "Little Ghost" lyrics! :)

By the way I like Jack White for a number of reasons, he was the mandolin player in that Cold Mountain movie a few years ago. I wrote a post about that once.
But I guess I better get on with my recipe for today. So since it's Halloween this week let's go with....

Ryan's Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
Recipe adapted from Cook's Illustrated (2004) and as well as personal endeavours!  :)
*     1 Egg
*     3/4 Cup of Sugar
*     3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
*     1 Cup (2 sticks) Unsalted (softened) butter
*     1 Tbs of Heavy Cream
*     2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
*     1 Cup of Quick Oats
*     1 Cup of Canned Pumpkin
*     1 Cup of Chocolate Chips
*     1 tsp of Pure Vanilla Extract
*     1 tsp of Salt
*     1 tsp of Baking Soda
*     1 tsp of Ground Cinnamon

*     In mixing bowl, mix cream, butter, sugar (brown and white), and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy (3 to 4 minutes).  Beat in egg and vanilla until fully combined.
*     Add flour, oats, baking soda, and cinnamon and stir into mixture in bowl.  Stir until completely combined.
*     Stir pumpkin into mixture in bowl until completely combined.
*     Fold chocolate chips into cookie dough.
*     Sprinkle flour onto kitchen counter-space.  Roll cookie dough gently onto floured counter.
*     Cut pumpkin shapes out of dough.  Can do this after cookies just out of oven as well.
*     Place cookies onto greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 13 minutes.

So this years Halloween trick (on me) is another "famous" ENTJ. And you know I saw a videotape of myself delivering a presentation about a month ago and DAMN if I didn't cringe when I realized I sound just like him! Hey, but I think I'm funnier, and no I don't think I created the blogoshere! :)

Now here is that Jack White song...

1 comment:

Gertie said...

The cookies look amazing Ryan, can't wait to try them!

I am a huge fan of pumpkin bread and this recipe just gave me the idea to throw in some chips. :)