One movie I really want to see and one I really don’t (except I kind of maybe do…)

OMG, this movie had me from this first time I saw the trailer in the theater and felt the BWEAAUUUUGGHHH! sound that’s in it (the effect is not the same watching the trailer on your computer, but trust me – it’s super-awesome). I don’t even like Leonardo DiCaprio (I’ve never forgiven him for Titanic [even though I’ve never seen Titanic]), but I cannot wait to see this movie.

And then there’s this one:

No, I don’t really want to see it – I only kind of maybe want to see it because OMG, KRAKEN! (He’s not in that trailer, but you’ve seen the ones on TV, I’m sure, you know how much awesome he’s made of, but I had to show you this one because I love how it’s all ‘Titans…will…clash…Clash of the Titans.’ Redundant!trailer is redundant!) But mostly I can’t because all I can think whenever I see Liam Neeson say ‘Release the kraken’ is that I reeeeallly hope that French and Saunders will do a parody of this because I NEED to see Jennifer Saunders done up as Liam Neeson done up as Zeus (who looks exactly like Jennifer Saunders done up as Gandalf). Don’t you think? (The whole thing’s funny, but skip ahead to 2:50 if you want to see what I mean…)

The beginnings of a long overdue (but slowgoing) quest!

I think the intarwebz covered a couple of years ago and pretty much decided that this recipe was the best, but I, as part of my continuing chocolate experiment, have decided that I need to find my very own perfect recipe (though I probably will try that recipe at some point as long as I can track down Valrhona feves just to see what all the fuss is about). (Not ‘my very own’ in that I’m going to come up with a recipe myself – that’s not how I roll – but ‘my very own’ in that it’s perfect for me.) I started where you would expect – at Smitten Kitchen with her crispy chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe. Strangely, I chose it because she said it had a lower chip-to-dough ratio than one recipe and were thicker and softer than another she’d tested.

First of all, if this is considered to be a low chip-to-dough ratio, then I can’t even imagine how super-rich and super-sweet that other recipe is. I think my perfect cookie will have more dough and less chips. Also, these cookies, at least the ones I made, were neither particularly thick nor particularly soft, so I can’t even imagine how crunchy the other recipe is! They’re certainly not bad, but I think I don’t need to make them again.

I did pick up a good tip, though – once you’ve made the dough, you scoop out the cookies onto a cookie sheet, flash freeze them, stow them away, and then, voila!, you can have freshly baked cookies at a moment’s notice! (A moment being, of course, the time it takes your oven to warm up and then actually bake the cookies.)

I think I’ll try this one from Joy the Baker next and see how we go!