Thursday, October 30, 2008

Devil's Night

Today at my job, my boss carved our pumpkin to enter in the district carving contest. Instead of my suggestion that we do a Barack O'Lantern, we settled on something work related. I know, right? LAME.

Anyway, I was given the guts to de-seed. I spent my afternoon in the drive-up with slimy hands, removing seeds from stringy pumpkin guts, and helping customers. One thing I did notice: pumpkin makes your hands feel really smooth. I think I might make a face mask out of that stuff someday. Someday when I don't hate pumpkins anymore.




Tonight, between fighting with my family about politics via email and talking on the phone, I whipped up a batch of tamari-chile oil roasted pumpkin seeds (firey!), and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. The seeds were mine, and the cookie recipe is from the intertubes. I think I will doctor it up so the cookies are less cakey and more chewy and gooey next time. How come my cookies always come out cakey? Is it the baking powder? And since I made two things today, can I skip tomorrow? No? I hate you.



Tomorrow is the last day of MoFo. Will I make it? Stay tuned.

8 comments:

allularpunk said...

make the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies from havecakewilltravel! i linked to it from my blog somewheres. THEY ARE AWESOME. chewy. not cakey. but not hard, either. those pumpkin seeds sound awesome, by the way.

and you sure are a trooper.

River said...

Oh the cookies! Cakey, chewy, gooey, I don't care... gimme!!
Come on Megan, just one more post! Go Megan! Go Megan! Go Megan! Wait, let me go get my pom poms...

the little one said...

Keep working on your family! It's important and we all appreciate it!

Zoey said...

Those cookies look amazing. Where did you find the recipe?

Megan said...

http://vegancookies.wordpress.com/2007/09/04/giant-bakery-style-double-chocolate-chip-cookies-and-autumn-clouds-pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies-recipe/

Sanja said...

Hmm, both look delicious!

Bex said...

both look great. It's been so long since I've munched some good pumpkin seeds. No so long since I've had cookies but who's counting?

trina said...

I had forgotten how great roasted pumpkin seeds are! And there's a link to Strawberry Hedgehog's pumpkin facial mask recipe on my blog - I haven't tried it yet, but your skin softening observation has moved me that much closer. High five on making it through that Vegan Month of Food - I quit pretty early on this year.